Egyptian born, US-raised artist Sherin Guirguis’ geometrically patterned paintings and sculptures reflect the Mashrabiya. She talks to Nosmot Gbadamosi about using it as a way to examine the interplay between contemporary diaspora life in the US and Egypt’s political past. Mashrabiya’s are usually found within doorways and windows featuring finely carved lattice that provide privacy for … Continue Reading ››
In a recent interview on Project Inkblot, Ethiopian Zerihun Seyoum explains his artwork, life as a painter and inspiration.
I’m based in Addis Ababa, though my work could be based on any city. Though for me Addis is special because here you see the same traditional things happening that you would have seen 3000 … Continue Reading ››
I give all I can, as I think seduction is very important. I love painting. I love the surface of it. I know how it makes me feel when I see certain works or when I’m in the presence of works that I really admire, and I think the pleasure for the viewer comes out … Continue Reading ››
Beatrice Wanjiku is a visual artist from Kenya. She is one of Kenya's most upcoming contemporary artist. Recognized for her emotional paintings her work is appreciated worldwide.
The paintings challenge one to look beyond the surface through the exposure of their hidden stories. Using a process of simultaneous multiplicities the images play with the processes … Continue Reading ››