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In conversation with Maroussia Mbaye

In conversation with Maroussia Mbaye

Despite the distance the pandemic imposed on us, Marouissa Mbaye and I chatted about her artistic practice and the various intentions of her work. She acknowledged that photography, like any art form, comes with the condition that every set of eyes that lay upon it...

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The Hyperflux collection by Williams Chechet

The Hyperflux collection by Williams Chechet

Upon first inspection of the kind of work, Nigerian artist Williams Chechet produces, one thing is extremely clear; it is bold, colourful, full of personality and life. Chechet, born in Kano but raised in Kaduna, Nigeria, studied industrial design at Ahmadu Bello...

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A conversation with Yana Rits

A conversation with Yana Rits

How did your journey start in photography?  What sparked your fascination for photography?Really simple, I got a present - a photo camera. Then I realised that my pictures look very different from other people's snapshots and I took it further. Although it took me a...

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A Celebration of Women (International Women Day)

A Celebration of Women (International Women Day)

How has the livelihood of women changed over the last 50 years? Well, in a society still widely believed to favour their male counterparts, there are those who feel encouraged by certain initiatives that bestow sexual parity between both men and women, yet at the same...

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Fred Ebami: The King of Pop Art

Fred Ebami: The King of Pop Art

Pop art a contemporary art movement that emerged within England and the United States in the late 1940’s to the mid to late ’50s. Described by themes and techniques drawn from the popular mass culture, pop art emphasised on the attitude given to the work rather than...

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Raphael Federici, A Spirited Sailor

Raphael Federici, A Spirited Sailor

French-Cameroonian artist Raphael Fredeci grew up around the French island known as Corsica and Aix en Provence located in the south of the country. Fredeci admits people are often surprised to learn that he is in fact, more ‘Corsican’ than he appears to be. An...

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Ricardo Cavolo, A Complex Illustrator

Ricardo Cavolo, A Complex Illustrator

“Love, madness, bravery and hope. An entire universe can be found in a single painting” Ricardo Cavalo was born in Salamanca, Spain, in 1982 in his father's painting studio fitting a glimpse of the fate of a young child, who was destined to become one of the world's...

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Hassan Hajjaj – The Andy Warhol of Marrakech

Hassan Hajjaj – The Andy Warhol of Marrakech

“My work started because I wanted to show another side of Moroccan culture, something more than that, and the imagery that they’d understand in the same way,”  Hassan Hajjaj, the Andy Warhol of Marrakech, has been working since the late 80s as a photographer is giving...

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Dreph, The Quiet Hero

Dreph, The Quiet Hero

In a time where super comics movies are at their most prominence, everyday heroes are not often celebrated. In Gotham city when people are in trouble, they switch on the bat signals in the sky and Batman appears to help solve an injustice. In London, you cannot walk...

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Who is Kezhia Quarcoo?

Who is Kezhia Quarcoo?

Abstraction & Identity, the two words that artist Kezhia Quarcoo uses to describe her work and the themes that run through each of her personal projects. When you delve through the lens of Kezhia Quarcoo viewing her most recent work 'Considerate', its safe to say...

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