Art of This World

Here is a list of various futuristic artists:

1) Ibrahim Baaith is a Philadelphian model (Model City) and artist, who has featured his work in Brooklyn Art and Afropunk festivals. Baaith uses political themes in his artwork.


2) Adisa Abeba, who is also known as Olga Lolo, is a Russian visual artist and musician known for afrocentric influences in her work.


3) Fred Mutebi is a Ugandian woodcut artist and his work centers on the fragility of the human condition in Africa and the celebration of his homeland.

“One Man One Woman”

4) Julie Dillon is a freelance illustrator from California. Her work includes fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, and horror.

“Planetary Alignment”

5) Hebru Brantley is a Chicago artist who takes his influences from afrofuturism, black exploitation, science fiction, comics, anime, and artists like Romare Bearden, Keith Haring, and Basquiat.

“Yesterday’s Losers”

6) Marcellous Lovelace is a self-taught Chicago artist who infuses African Diasporic cultural themes into his art.

“She walked through fire around 3 suns”

7) Paul Davey (Mattahan) is a Jamaican digital artist who works is mainly fantasy themes.


8) Rachel Stewart is a jewelry maker and artist who artwork is also influenced by afrocentric and sci-fi themes.

“Space Gumbo”

9) Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan artist known for her collage artwork that deals with racial, ethnic and gender identity issues, such as violence against women. Negro Sunshine wrote a great post about her work.

“The Bride Who Married the Camel Head”

10) John Biggers was a painter, printmaker, muralist and sculptor who incorporates various African Diasporic spiritual themes in his art.

“Seven Little Sisters”

Preview for next post on photographers:

Filmmaker and co-founder of Chimpanzee Productions Thomas Allen Harris is directing and producing a film called, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, exploring how African-Americans have used the medium of photography to political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves.

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