With persistence, residents and creatives are able to manifest the future they see for themselves and their city. This is the source of longevity. This is the sound of San Francisco-based artist FVBE.
The image of fabrics draping flesh tells stories. The use of textures and prints against a body used as canvas is forever thematic. Clothing produced by Ukrainian brand Sistan Varavara remains reminiscent of the country these creations derive from.
With a need for proper representation, it is the role of media outlets of all sorts to provide platforms for the unheard to share their voice. Cami Thomas founded FOR THE CULTURE TV (FTCTV) in order to give creatives an opportunity to share their talents while giving a space for genuine expression. FOR THE CULTURE TV is for the people.
2-Years into the painting game and Symone Johnson is already creating a name for herself. With her portraits depicting the beauty of the black women and her personal creations coming alive on canvas, Symone is an artist you do not want to sleep on. She'll be showcasing her, "Becoming" series for Year of the Woman, November 2nd, and we had a chance to catch up with her days before the show.
St. Louis based music artist Nikee Turbo could have been anything. He could have pursued traditional education. He could have left St. Louis and ventured into other fields. He could have withheld his creations and lived a life that was decided for him. Instead, he followed his own inner compass.
Painter and musician Brock Seals uses his own experiences to serve humanity. As he creates, he contributes his perspective to the artistic dialogue that exists globally. Promoting a lifestyle of positivity Brock Seals effectively turns pain into passion. To find a hetero-normative man who exceeds gender norms is matchless.
Oftentimes, femininity is seen as weakness. Many insults hurled at men specifically diminish the power that lies in womanhood. Honey Camille uses the strength of her narrative and the honesty of her experiences to remind the world: women are the backbone and the source of all life.
Visual artist Jessica J. Page uses her personal experiences and beauty preferences when practicing photography and videography. Through her love of nostalgia (cue the hues of Lisa Frank and the energy of Nickelodeon), Jessica J. Page creates visuals that are simple expressions of joy
In a world of skewed perceptions and loss of reality, street photographer ISRphotos aims to point us back in the direction of reality.
How you present yourself directly correlates to the energy that you receive. For East St. Louis-based rapper Anthony Lucius, his strength and resilience shines through his work. As he recounts his relatable experiences, his focus on community remains evident.
Many hip-hop artists tend to rely on one end of the spectrum. Their art, though not a full representation of who they are, may promote a single way of thinking. Najii Person is an example of clearly defined masculinity that is open and receptive to a variety of emotions. His music feels like balance.
Many artists secure their intentions in their work. Sean Alexander focuses on the use of open ended interpretation to inspire viewers.
Though life is full of unpleasant and uncomfortable twists, our joy is found along the journey. Art requires creatives to be vulnerable and open about their experiences. DRAGUN has mastered the balance of healing from heartache in order to receive happiness while sharing her truth.
Art has the ability to close borders and invite all people to commune. Graphic designer SAVKA has used his work in order to foster community through international collaborations.
There is power in remembering. Experiences become resources as lessons fine-tune our character. jSMN's musical and visual creations reach from experiences and reflects her truest self.
When whimsy and purpose meet, there is no limit to the amount of change that can take affect. Jane Beaird shows us that there is much to be learned from allowing your art to reflect your beliefs.
Sonic sounds flowing from a heavenly source is the full depiction of Teszla. This songstress reminds us of the power of change and the need to remain fluid.
There is freedom in expression and freedom in being all that you were designed to be. Eric Donte is an example of a full life lived on your own terms.