Meet Stephanie Unaeze, Founder of Tiennette1907 | Exclusive Interview

I came across Stephanie’s Illustrations on Instagram and she caught my attention. I almost felt like a proud sister, and immediately reposted her creative art. I became interested to get to know her more and to hear her story. She is a computer scientist turned painter and Illustrator. Let’s meet her.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Zerihun Yetmgeta

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Zerihun is an internationally acclaimed Ethiopian artist whose artistic talent was discovered at a very early age. He was nicknamed as the “scientist” while attending boarding school because he enjoyed working with his hands and making things. He won a national art competition, known as the “All Ethiopian School” competition at the age of fifteen, since then he knew his destiny was to pursue the life of an artist. He started painting classes at the Empress Menen Handicraft School soon after he completed high school. He proceeded to Alle School of Fine Arts, Addis Ababa a year later, where he studied from 1963 to 1968.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba

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Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba popularly called Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world.  He knew how to draw in his days and that prompted him to study art and mural-painting at the Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués de Bingerville.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Nii Hylton

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Nii Hylton is a Ghanaian painter who left his home country to pursue a career in art in the year 2004. He studied Graphic Design and Painting at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design, and later went on to attend the Truman State University in Missouri, United States where he studied Visual Communication. Although Nii has been developing his craft in Black art paintings before leaving for the United state.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Ghada Amer

By Wednesday, August 26, 2015 0 , , , Permalink 0

Ghada Amer is an Egyptian-born American painter, sculptor, illustrator, performer, garden designer, and installation artist. She went to United States at age 11 and had her education at Villa Arson, EPIAR Nice where she studied painting and  received her MFA in 1989, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Art Plastique in Paris. Her work explores  and expresses the submission of women to the tyranny of domestic life, the celebration of female sexuality and pleasure, the incomprehensibility of love, the foolishness of war and violence, and an overall quest for formal beauty.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Kofi Setordji

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Kofi Setordji, an internationally renowned Ghanaian sculptor, painter and photographer is arguably the most outstanding contemporary Ghanaian artist of this generation with an abundance of expressions as varied as his eclectic style. Kofi has worked with almost every conceivable medium, genre and style, from his vintage, humane Black and White photography that capture the varnishing monumental colonial architectural skyline of Accra through the stills of moments of the sublime in various human activities, to portraits of ordinary people.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Chéri Samba

By Wednesday, June 24, 2015 0 , , , Permalink 0

Chéri Samba is one of those self taught painter through whom urban sign art was given international recognition. Chéri Samba is a billboard painter and a comic artist based in Kinshasa. He is the son of a blacksmith father and his mother a farmer who got his breakthrough from the exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre ( Curator : Jean Hubert Martin) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1989.

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