African Realists

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Lemos Mamadjã Hippolytus Djati  aka Lemos DJata

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Country: Guinea Bissau

Style: Hyperrealism, FIgure Painting, Fine Art, Contemporary, Portraiture

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Fun Fact: He paints with two of his brothers

Quote:

I feel alive when making my art. Somehow painting gave me directions. I like oil paints because of its fluidity and the facility that it provides. I like the contrast dark-light compositional technique in my paintings. As an artist i make use of every color with exception of ivory black. Human figure is what appears in most of my paintings because i feel like enhancing the concept of humanity. I take the time adequately needed to appreciate and give more detail to my paintings. Music is one of the things that inspire me. It fills the void that is within any artist.“

Paintings

1.Leite de Mãe

2. Biblioteca Africana

3. Ornamento

4.Djumbai di Garandis

5. Pátria Amada

6. Trança

7. Kusunde

Contact

Lemos MH Djata

Mobile: 964662422

E-mail: irmaosunidos3@hotmail.com

http://lemosdjata.see.me/

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{Nativeafua’s Catalogue: Classic Human Faces  Base Sims}

I often look for base sims, but I run into 1) too much CC, 2) too many Caucasian/white sims, and 3) too “glitzy” to be true bases. Coupled with this, I am completely obsessed with the history and progression of human facial structures. So, rather complain n’ nag, I’ve decided to share a few versions of my sim take on human faces in their earliest, standard forms. 
By this I mean negating the inclusion of historical ethnic groups (such as Latinos, African-Americans, certain North Africans, etc.) as they’re technically “mixed” groups.

As bases I kept CC and my extreme slider-ring to a minimum, hopefully simple enough for changing. Thus, I insist that you edit, smish-smash, tweak, and/or redo them…fyi I use 6x slider. soooo use sliders. Packed as seen in .sim and sims3pack. I won’t know if you reupload as your own, but c’mon now.

LColumn  African Types - Sudanid | Nilotid | Berber* (Caucasian Type)

RColumn Asian Types - Mongoloid | Indo/Malaysian | Silvid Amerind

NO CC VERSIONS (.sim only)

CC Recommendations (imo good skin, eyes, and eyebrows are vital)

Asian - Epicantic Starfruit by kurasoberinaContacts by brntwaffles, YA Asian Eye slider, all mochi029 eye makeups, oneeuromutt eye and cheek sliders

African - Porevision by andromedasims/ Matter of Skin by mamyrocker, Dusk and Midday skin ramps by procrasimnation, High Brows by brntwaffles

Reference - numerous image collection, human biodiversity sites, this chart series

Issues? Questions? Complaints? lemme know.

Word for Word right ? But let that Sink inn !!! The white man Tell you to Accept his #Religion & #WickedBible Supposedly telling Us #Gods do’s & dont ,, But can’t tell Us how We , #Africans build #pyramids !! Being #realistic I believe da bible when da white man #Explain to Me word for word How we created them pyramids .. Yeaa I’ll wait 💀 by soft.dreads https://instagram.com/p/4L3phrqf8P/

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Julien Sinzogan

Country: Benin

Style: Realist expressionism

Medium:Coloured Inks on Paper

Fun Fact:he studied art in France and ran a computer graphics shop for a while before beginning to paint professionally.

Quote: This is a work of the imagination, depicting something that is still to happen. Rather than being, like Schubert’s famous Symphony, an unfinished piece, it is, however, a work that is yet to be brought to completion. To do this requires the spectators’ active participation in a communal act of imagination that would realise an opened Gate of Return. This realisation would close the cycles of exploitation and violence done - man exploiting man - recognise the truth of our common humanity, and enable us to move forward together into a future which would ensure that such atrocities could never, ever happen again

Works

1. Yoruba Kings

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3.‘Les Voiles du Retour

4. Gates of Return II,

5.L‘Armada du Retour

6. Departure and Return of Spirits

7. Return of the Spirits,

http://benedante.blogspot.com/2012/10/julien-sinzogan.html for more

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Patrick Peter Kinuthia

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Country: Kenya

Style: Potraiture, Fine Art, Contemporary, Realism

Medium: Mostly watercolour, oil on canvas

Fun Fact: If it wasn’t for someone throwing away a Reader’s digest, and Patrick hanging around near garbage he would never have discovered Norman Rockwell who inspired his realist style. Thank you Reader’s Digest, Norman Rockwell, Garbage Dump and random magazine thrower

Quote:

A portrait catches the eye nd the eyes are the windows to the heart

Painting:

1. Hadassah

2.Swahili Girl

3. Turkana Girl

4. First Audition

5.Girl

6. Ngara

7. Samburu girl Africa

8. Motherhood

Contact: http://patrickkinuthia.com

Kinuthiapat@yahoo.com

Kinuthiapat@gmail.com

Info@patrickkinuthia.com

More at: http://faso.com/Kinuthia 

http://www.saatchionline.com/profile/294736 

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Oliver Enwonwu

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Country: Nigeria

Style: Realism, Portraiture, Fine Art

Medium: Oil on Canvas, Pastel,

Fun Fact: He holds a first degree in biochemistry and post-graduate qualifications in applied geophysics and visual art all from the University of Lagos.

Quote:

it is our failure as Nigerians, for us to allow these sort of things to happen means that we are not taking our cultural identity as a people seriously as it ought to because that is the defining element as a people. I think that it is our collective failure, and I believe that it is time we begin to look inwards to define ourselves better as a people and look at the collective strength of our togetherness as a people.

The visual art and culture is one such way that many stronger and leading nations of the world today have identified themselves.

Paintings

1. King`s guard

2. Dance of the Maidens

3. Odu II

4. Adaora

5. Kings Guard 2

Contacts:

Tel: + 234 1 7379753 - 5

 +234 8033 129 276 

Email:: info@oliverenwonwugallery.com

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Seth `Remy`Musindi

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Country: Kenya

Style: Realism, Narrative expressionism

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Fun Fact: He comes from the famous Bull fighting sport community and “The crying stone” land mark of Ilesi in Western Province of Kenya. As a private candidate in final exams, he registered to take fine art papers with no teacher to guide him and passed with a straight ‘A’ at A levels

Quote:

Paintings

1. False Independence

2. Giants lock horns

3. Untitled

4.Girl with Basket

5. The Woman in the Child

6.Farming

7.Fishing

Contacts


box 699-00515
Buruburu,Nairobi-Kenya
NAIROBI (KENYA), INTL 00515Phone:254 733 539 105

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Florence Wangui

Country: Kenya

Style: Realism

Medium: Charcoal on Paper, Oil on Canvas

Fun Fact: Third Prize Winner of Kenya’s Manjano in 2013

Quote: “I didn’t show anyone my sketch book until, late 2011, when I met Patrick Mukabi and told him I wanted to become a great artist and I’d appreciate his help,” “My mother was very strict and made us stay indoors while she went to work, so that’s when I had time to draw.”

Works

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Abdul Badi

Country: USA

Style: Potraiture

Medium: Oils and Pastels

Fun Fact: He has become known for his vibrant oversized portrayals of Third World people, particularly Africans.
He spent years working as a pastel painter but of late works al- most exclusively in oils. He has also expanded his subject matter to include social commentary.
He uses his brush to make strong thought provoking statements about the life struggles of African American people and the human condition in general.

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Velaphi Mzimba

Country: Republic of South Africa

Style: Realism/Portraiture

Medium: Acrylic/Mixed Media

Fun Fact:

Although he was deeply involved in the struggle for liberation against apartheid, his work shows no hint of anger or pain. Instead his paintings have an infectious optimism that warms all viewers. This richness of spirit combined with an extraordinary technical virtuosity has no doubt led to the success that he has experienced over the last few years.

Quote:

Having recently turned his hand to sculpting, Mzimba brings the same fascination with the wholesomeness of the everyday. His one-man show in Cape Town of his first bronzes was an exciting departure for the artist, the development of which we have watched with growing intrigue.

Paintings

1. MAKHADZI

2. Soccer Queen

3. Untitled

4. Mrs Ntsanwisi

5. Untitled I

6. Untitled II

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William Kentridge

County: South Africa

Style: Realism

Medium:Charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil on paper

Fun Fact: In 1989 Kentridge began making short animated films by photographing his charcoal drawings with a video camera and altering them in minute ways to move the story forward. The drawing and erasure of charcoal lines conjures an atmosphere of selective historical memory. Through a vast range of creative media, Kentridge constructs moral allegories out of lines and erasure to explore themes of love and betrayal, oppression and violence, death and regeneration.

Quote:

In the activity of making work, there’s a sense that if you spend a day or two days drawing an object or an image there’s a sympathy towards that object embodied in the human labor of making the drawing. For me, there is something in the dedication to the image, whether it’s Géricault painting guillotined heads or another shocking image. There’s something about the hours of physically studying those heads and painting them that becomes a compassionate act even though you can tell that the artist is very cold-bloodedly and ghoulishly looking at disaster or using other people’s pain as raw material for the work.

That’s what every artist does—use other people’s pain as well as his own—as raw material. So there is—if not a vampirishness—certainly an appropriation of other people’s distress in the activity of being a writer or an artist. But there is also something in the activity of both—contemplating, depicting, and spending the time with it—which I hope as an artist redeems the activity from one of simple exploitation and abuse.

Paintings

1. Untitled

2. “WEIGHING…and WANTING,

3.Reeds

4,Untitled

5. Stereoscope

6. Still Life

7. ‘Tide Table’ (Soho in deck chair),