Art Is Our Cool

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

What does it mean to be beautiful? Can we cherish something ugly but inherently beautiful? Can we create something beautiful from something ugly? This is one of the underlying themes Wangechi Mutu and Brianna McCarthy explore in their beautiful/ugly art.

Wangechi Mutu

I’ve been obsessed with Wangechi Mutu’s art for years but I always saw it as a passing fancy. I mean, if I can’t own one art piece why fawn over it, right? Wangechi art is grotesque and yet appealing in the way she manages to draw the viewer in with a single glance.

Brianna McCarthy

I was looking through Brianna’s blog when my 7 year old sister glanced over my shoulder and decided to draw a representation of the “beautiful girls” for me. Can’t show it here because it’s a bit…indecipherable but I did enjoy her effort. I came across her AfterColour series when I was reading “Who Fears Death” by Nnedi Okorafor and I thought her art would fit in seamlessly with the novel. Since then I always try to write short stories about Brianna’s illustrations. Maybe I’ll share some day.

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xo Barbara x Pearls and Revolution xo

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