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Art

Lucien Smith is still disrupting the art world

The American contemporary painter on his debut solo museum show, the changing New York art scene and the pitfalls of finding fame so early.
Ryan White
8.13.20
Art

Amoako Boafo is nuancing how Black men are represented in painting

We sat down with the Ghanaian figurative painter in his Accra studio, fresh from his collaboration with Kim Jones for Dior Men’s SS21.
Ekow Barnes
8.5.20
Culture

AMKMQ is the artist advocating for Black African women’s right to be loud

Living in West Africa, the UK and the US, she’s constantly had to negotiate her identity with local prejudices and expectations. Now, she’s creating space for her authentic self through art.
Mahoro Seward
7.9.20
Art

The painter blending Gospel spirituality and abstract portraiture

Brooklyn native Genesis Tramaine's paintings explore themes of insanity, sexuality, blackness and the inhumane.
Mahoro Seward
4.1.20
Art

Meet the women artists diversifying the nude

Bianca Nemelc, Monica Hernandez, Hiba Schahbaz and Nadia Waheed's paintings celebrate the body in all shapes, colors and sizes.
Emma Russell
3.10.20
Art

The artist capturing the pleasures and pains of life in Mozambique

Fresh from painting the cover of Vogue Italia’s sustainability issue, Cassi Namoda's London solo show is a must-see.
Mahoro Seward
1.29.20
News

Britney Spears is getting her first-ever art show in France

The pop star's masterpieces will be on display later this month.
Nicole DeMarco
1.13.20
Fashion

designer patrick church turns his clothes into his canvas

The New York-based British artist's creations have been worn by everyone from Kali Uchis to Megan Thee Stallion.
E.R. Pulgar
9.4.19
Culture

this artist paints the private and public personas of her friends

By painting her subjects in two poses, Kim Hyunji's life-size portraits capture the duality of a generation.
Briony Wright
3.7.19
Culture

hamishi farah’s painting of dana schutz’s son exposes the art world’s white fragility

Presented at LISTE in Basel, the artist’s response to Dana Schutz’s Open Casket and the Whitney Biennial controversy, provokes a German magazine’s ire.
Harry Burke and Whitney Mallett
6.20.18
Culture

major galleries are snapping up the work of these artists with disability

Arts Project Australia is the program advocating inclusion in contemporary art.
Anjelica Angwin
5.4.18
Culture

theresa chromati is creating a world run by carefree black women

And creates soundscapes that explore her characters’ feelings.
André-Naquian Wheeler
1.11.18
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