5 Up-and-Coming Artists Adding Black Beauty to Your Insta Feeds
1. Nyanza D
Born and raised in London, Nyanza D re-imagines typical pop-art formats in a Black and brown female context. Her "Monchi" series explores everyday womanhood, stretch marks and all. Her work has been featured by EBONY, Afropunk, The Huffington Post and more.
2. Krystle Collins
Louisiana born, NY-based artist Krystle Collins showcases the beauty of natural hair and black vulnerability with her multimedia creations. Working with paint, clay, and embroidery, Collins communicates her Black subjects in a variety of different forms.
3. Ben Biayenda
Working mostly with marker, Paris-based Ben Biayenda uses vibrant colors to highlight the complexity and beauty of Black intimacy. From placing African masks in the backdrops of his scenes to depicting Matisse's "La Danse" with all Black women, the 18-year-old art student uses classic art historical references to place Blackness in the canon of Classical imagery.
4. Jessica Spence
Jessica Spence is a New York-based painter. The Jamaican-American artist focuses on portraiture, often dealing with topics relating to her personal life — namely, Black womanhood and the beauty of Black hair.
5. Kenesha Sneed
As contemporary art continues to explore the digital realm, Los Angeles-based artist Kenesha Sneed focuses on tangibility. Working under the name Tactile Matter, Sneed creates paintings and ceramic works from her home in Altadena, CA. She has created images for Airbnb, Facebook and others; as well as collaborating with Saint Heron on a line of ceramic housewares.