Contemporary Black Artists on Tumblr
Have you popped into the Black artists on Tumblr tag yet? It’s an endless scroll of GIFs, photography, paintings, illustrations, and more, more, more. Here’s a small collection of Tumblrs you can follow to get you started:
The Artist Akuji (@theartistakuji)
Beautiful digital art that just feels clean, fresh, and pleasing to look at. The artist’s Jamaican-American background shines through in a lot of her work, like this West Indie piece.
Maya Ajani (@mayaajani)
Gritty, detailed, cool as hell marker art. Everything is a little bit gnarled up and raw and, just to repeat with deserved emphasis, cool as hell.
Liam Gavyn Salt (@liamgavynsalt)
Liam Salt dabbles in seemingly all things visual art: painting, digital, photography, illustration. He does it all well, but It’s his GIFed up self-portraits that we wanted to showcase. Those are some finely tuned, well-thought-out scribbles up there.
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Don’t miss our upcoming BHM Answer Times. Next week we’ll have:
- 2/6—The activists behind the TheBlackout movement (@theblackoutofficial) are already taking your questions. Ask them about the second anniversary of #blackout, the current goals and future of their mission, or anything else you find relevant.
- 2/7—Fashion designer Jerome Lamaar (@531jerome).
- 2/8—Emil Wilbekin (@worldofwilbekin), fashion journalist and LGBTQ rights activist.