Artwork by Zhigang

Zhigang is an artist and illustrator from China. He graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth from MA in illustration with distinction degree. He is currently working as a freelance illustrator and also working as an art teacher on his own studio in Shenzhen, China. He likes to capture the moments and narratives occurring around me as…

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Surrealism, Marxism, and Liberation of the Mind by Moeka Iida

Featured image: André Breton photographed by Henri Manuel, 1927 (Source: Wikimedia Commons) When we hear “political art,” we usually think about works like Banksy’s satirical street art that directly comment on themes such as war, violence, consumerism, and environmental degradation. Specifically, works that express the artist’s opinions about real-life events in a relatively straightforward manner,…

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“War on High Heels” by Amanda Santiago

What happens in the nightlife stays in the nightlife. War On High Heels is an early photographic docuseries that will eventually merge into a full-length documentary film. Exploring the late hours within these not-so-secret venues is where I capture tasteful, in-the-moment film photographs of the most rock n’ roll burlesquers of New York City. Between loud music, colorful lights and a…

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Artwork by Jolina Johnson

Jo is a 19 year old multimedia artist based in the Gurnee/Waukegan area. She finds inspiration from personal experiences and her overall everyday life. While being into art all of her life it wasn’t until the pandemic where her main focus was to create. Her style fluctuates depending on how shes feeling in that moment…

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Shaqui Reed: Designer & Artist

Shaqui Reed’s work examines areas of imperfections expressed by irregularity, incompleteness, rawness, and simplicity. Her designs typically involve deconstructing, distressing, layering, and piecing together what is left behind. Her textile works speak of the color and texture of her fears. Her fears are represented through the roughness of the denim and the different shades of…

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Art by Ray

“All tools and mediums from graffiti to fine arts is used to build what are essentially are the expressions of a self taught, New Yorker Conflicted. I don’t know what kind of relationship other painters have with their work but for me at least, I create somewhere on the cusp of explosive frustration and the…

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