Ekene Stanley Emcheta – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings by self-taught Nigerian artist Ekene Stanley Emcheta. Living and working in Abuja, Nigeria, Emcheta’s figurative paintings are rendered with oil and acrylic paints on canvas. “My recent works focus more on human energy, personality, and identity,” he explains. “I portray figures mostly of African descent with intentional elimination of skin color, drawing the viewer’s focus to the figure itself, how they dress, what they are doing, who they really are, their impact, and so on.” See more from Ekene Stanley Emcheta below! Source link

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Meticulously Detailed Ceramics by Kaori Kurihara Concoct Fantastical New Fruits

 Art #ceramics #fruit #sculptures January 3, 2022 Anna Marks All images © Kaori Kurihara, shared with permission Japanese artist Kaori Kurihara (previously) creates otherworldly fruit-like ceramics that appear as though they have sprouted in a magical rainforest or exist in a children’s book. Kurihara’s sculptures take a creative spin on the shapes and textures found in thistles, tropical fare, and other fruits. One of her pieces, for example, resembles a purple durian with a brown seed-like head, while another is textured like pineapple and equipped with a top evoking…

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A Stunning Photo Documents the Colorful Comet Leonard Streaking Through the Nighttime Sky

 Photography #comets #space January 3, 2022 Grace Ebert Image © Andrew McCarthy, shared with permission Set against a star-studded backdrop, Comet Leonard, aka the Chrismas Comet, blazed overhead on December 26, emitting a colorful stream of light that illuminated the dark skies. Andrew McCarthy (previously) documented the celestial body as it hurtled over the Arizona horizon and created this striking, magnified composite of 25 separate shots. The image, along with a wider photo shown below, captures the brilliant colors surrounding the nucleus as it flies 150,000 miles per hour…

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