Posts Tagged ‘ART is from the heART’

ART is from the heART; Mohammed Abbagana

April 12, 2011 5 comments

I had to share with you the work of such a young and talented artist known as Mohammed Abbagana.  After the 25yr old Nigerian painter sent me one of his drawings I was very eager to see and find out more.  This is what Mohammed told me;

“My name is Mohammed Abbagana. I am Nigerian. I am 25, a sagittarius. I like to draw for fun; it’s a stress relief.  Realism for me is more of a philosophy and an approach, rather than a style. Painting is an excuse to interact and engage with the world around me. I see my art as both individual portraits of people and as a collective portrait of my surrounding world”.

Mohammed moved from Lagos, Nigeria to the UK 14 years ago and 6 years ago moved to London to attend university. He is very passionate about his work and is wanting to share it with the world. The drawing below is one of my favourites; Mohammed said for now he is calling it “acceptance”. You will be seeing this work on the London underground.


I love this image created using pencil, charcoal and coffee, and like most art it will mean what it means to the consumer; often what the artist feels when working isn’t always how the imagery will be perceived or understood. So I asked Mohammed what this picture meant to him.

“I wanted to depict a strong black woman,but also delicate and fragile, awaiting the light. I wanted to use the contrast of the ridged walls to the smoothness of the lady’s skin and also accomplish chiaroscuro”.

I have also picked out a few more of my faves from this little gem. Peep below.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined” – Mo Abba-ganna

Stop Domestic Violence

Mo said "his work was taking his pencil for a walk"

"For all the people that take a toke once in a while"

This is meant to be Nicki Minaj but I believe it looks a lot more like her rival, Lil Kim



October 12, 2010 4 comments

I am currently reading a book on modern European art and came across Wassily Kandinsky who really caught my eye.

Kandinsky is credited for creating the first piece of modern abstract art. He got there, however, through years of theoretical thought and study. “Kandinsky’s creation of purely abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense theoretical thought based on his personal artistic experiences”.

I adore….

BILD MIT ROTEM FLECK – Painting with red spot 1914


Look closely at both; you will discover the most amazing and beautiful things. Or maybe that’s just me. If you see nothing at all, damn you’re in trouble!

Mario Sorrenti ‘City of God’

September 11, 2010 1 comment

Mario Sorrenti; the controversial photographer, famous for his nude spreads of Kate Moss and various other models in Vogue and Harpers Bazaar has photographed The ‘City of God’ shoot for V Magazine’s Winter 2010 Edition.

To a lot of creative’s in the industry this has caused quite a stir. The photo shoot pushes the boundaries with plenty of nudity, sexuality, and religious references strewn; critics complain that the images are slightly perverse and blasphemous.

Photographed in the images is Russian Victoria Secret model Natasha Poly.

As graceful as Natasha manages to remain, the overall concept and nature of the shoot may just be a bit too much for some viewers.

What are your thoughts? Artistic master piece? Or over stylized and over produced?

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