African artists are getting more and more recognition, partially because it’s the age of social media where they can share their work with the world for free, but also because so much is happening in the sociopolitical atmosphere that it would be impossible to not be inspired. Artists have a lot to say (and paint, and photograph, and sculpt) now more than ever and the creative industry is thriving on it.
So we’ve rounded up the 8 artists who stand out, make us think and keep us scrolling down their Instagram feeds:
i look forward to presenting my work at st. louis art museum on saturday, march 4th @ 11a. i’ll also be discussing the work of kara walker and its influence on a current body of work via works in the museums permanent collection. the presentation will be followed with a discussion with aviana brown, kat reynolds and organizer yvonne osei. “if it wasn’t for the women: the body, fashion, and art” the farrell auditorium. @stlartmuseum all works above in progress. #LinaIrisViktor