These African visual artists should be on your radar

Trevor Stuurman

South African entrepreneur and visual artist Stuurman is no stranger to the creative world. He has worked with numerous brands and leading fashion houses. Stuurman’s work often embodies Africa’s cultural heritage; he recently released a series of images, caputuring the spirit and energy of the Black Panther blockbuster.

Manthe Ribane

Multi-disciplinary artist Ribane has been described as “fearless, bold, innovative and a game-changer”. She describes herself as a visionary artist who is constantly researching how the body moves. She’s also a founder of Dear Ribane, a conceptual performance and production company with her siblings, Tebogo and Kokona.

Fabrice Monteiro

Photographer and former model Monteiro is all about creating his own perception and vision of Africa. His work is influenced by his African and European roots and African culture, society and religion. One of his outstanding works is The Prophecy, which highlights ecological problems that plague many parts of the continent.

Kevo Abbra

Kenyan visionary Abbra, known as Kevo, is a self taught stylist, pop master and set designer, who has keen eye in fashion and conveys his interpretation of the world through style. One of his well-known pieces, a digital photography set, Macicio, focuses on Mau Mau guerrillas during the Kenyan struggle for independence.

[ NO TOUCH AM ] ANIMAL CHARMERS TURNED STYLISH FOREST RANGERS This is the story of 3 Hausa herbal men and animal charmers from the Northern State of Katsina in Nigeria, turned stylish protectors of the forest. The wild animals they once domesticated and used as domestic pets (a tradition passes down from their ancestors) are now expert trackers. Now both man and beast roam the forests at night seeking out illegal firewood harvesters while protecting indigenous flora. Little is know about them till now….. Photography / @osborne_macharia Props + Styling / @kevoabbra2 Photography Assistant / @maginskey Project Curator / @azubogu Project Partner / African Artists Foundation Translator + Assistant / Amos Ibrahim Hyena Men coordinator / Tochukwu Sofuluibe Motion + Animation / @vincefraser Location / Lagos, Nigeria #KevoAbbra | #LifestyleOfaStylistInAfrica | #HyenaMen | #KenyaMEETSnigeria | #nigeria | #PersonalProject

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