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High rise

The continuing economic prosperity and population increase in the urban areas point toward a future with increased activity in high-rise construction of residential and office building. This painting focuses on the issue of high-rise housing solving the urban housing crisis in the developing countries if their...

Rush Hour

Rush Hour is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is at its highest. Normally, this happens twice every weekday—once in the morning and once in the afternoon or evening, the times during which the most people commute this...

Courage Series

When it comes to the mainstream media's depictions of black men, the portrayals we see on TV and in print are often negative. But young men of colour possess a range of complexities—insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public neither sees nor accepts because American culture often...

Abstraction

Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else. The term can be applied to art that is based an object, figure or landscape, where forms have been simplified or schematised. It is also applied to art that uses forms,...

Mixed Media/Installation

On this page are some of the art project implemented using traditional medium, mixed media and in some cases recycle materials, also are installation art  of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space....

Migration

This body of work is stemmed from my observation and the impact if we have migration without border. The World Bank and the United Nations have highlighted the impact of conflicts on civilians in a report showing that the number of displaced people around the...

Anonymous: Sculptures

Alimi mines the endless possibilities of a particular material to introduce an additional dimension into the work: that of time. Imbued with their own mortality, his sculptures  cultivate the experiential function of art compare to the traditional African sculptures. Alimi incorporates elements of minimalism and abstraction   to create...

Transmutation

All change begins with some sort of loss. To get what one wants, one must give up what is. “It’s the end of the world,” said the caterpillar. “It’s the beginning of the world,” said the butterfly. n order to be able to fully let go...

Who is afraid of nudes

The standing male nude (kouros) first became important in the sculpture of ancient Greece, which associated the male body with athletic prowess and moral excellence. However, attitudes towards female nudity were different. The female body was associated with the divinity of procreation, and for almost...

Socialites Series

A socialite is a person who has a reputation in society for spending a significant amount of time participating in social activities such as parties and other fashionable events, entertaining guests and being entertained by others of similar standing. It’s an interesting society we live in...