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Nahem Shoa talks about life, art, nature, climate change, race and Black Lives matter during Covid-19 2020. His themes have always reflected current concerns. His paintings of his friends from BME backgrounds were ahead of their times. Racism then was so systemic that these paintings were not given their true significance. He is part of the Arborealists, artists who love trees.
Nahem Shoa's painting of Desiree is on display at The Laing, Newcastle,
Nahem Shoa’s artistic vision draws heavily on the current state of the world that capture the zeitgeist of this present moment in history,.climate change nature, trees, race, BLM, BME and BAME, art history and the complex and visionary language of his subconscious imagination. Shoa creates multi coloured, layered, contemporary figurative landscape paintings that combine translucent vibrant drizzles, of paint, chunky impasto, hallucinatory colour glazes with emotional drawing marks scratched into the surface of the canvas. In these contemporary scenes
NAHEM SHOA PAINTER - ARTIST
Nahem Shoa constructs his contemporary scene with theatrical flair: his figures are staged in Baroque compositions and there is always an element of spectacle, drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of Art History and technique. Like Doig, Richter, Rauch and Ghenie, Shoa gets to the heart of the expressiveness of paint capturing a poetic vibrancy through texture, richness of colour and illusion of light.
Black Portraits-Nahem Shoa at RAMM
Take a look at more images painted and drawn by Nahem Shoa
"When a butterfly lands for 10 minutes on your drawing you know that you are totally at one with nature and she is blowing you kisses. The more I look at trees I marvel at their ability to adapt and survive, They live so long and have been witness to so many human events that you truly feel they have a soul." Nahem Shoa 2018 (extract).
Kate Carson Art Crtic and Art Historian reviews Nahem Shoa's work at his solo show at Bury Museum & Art Gallery.
See Nahem Shoa's imaginative paintings 2013/15
"Shoa seems to be a artist who has a craving for the strange and the extreme, which only goes to make these drawing more disturbing, beautiful and full of visionary character."
Nahem Shoa shows his paintings on his Giant Head's site. http://nahemshoapaintings.weebly.com
Below are some of Nahem Shoa's collaged paintings. His numerous awards include the first prize from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Lord Leighton Prize and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
Nahem Shoa has been fascinated by Monkeys and Primates all his life and his rotary pen drawings are testament to this.
Nahem Shoa makes these drawings from a combination of memory, art history and his own imagination.
MY SISTER SANDRA died on November 18th 2007, but for the last few years we had compiled and completed this rich blog about our remembered stories. A CHILDHOOD REMEMBERED is a wonderful archive of two loving sisters, with photos, http://www.sandraandmyrna.blogspot.com
The blog is also on Weebly.- http://sandraandmyrna.weebly.com
Stories and videos. See Wild dance Images by Sandra Also her wonderful jewellery she made during the last years of her life. A talented, skillfull woman and sister. Admire, her jewellery.
See her wonderful ArtWork. My tribute to my sister.
Images from my wonderful late sister Sandra Barnard.
Wild Dance Images
The Fool Ltd Myrna, Shoa, Ruti and Aury entrepreneurial women's fashion. Take a look at The Fool website - a start.
Donald Dede is a graphic designer - 2020 Art gallery website
Donald Dede's Art Photos of London and Beyond.
Donald Dede, artist writes about his Six Weeks In Nigeria. He has created a website-blog filled with his photos and vivid stories of his emotional visit to his family.
Gbenga Ilumoka is an artist, a painter in oils and acrylics. He is passionate about art and art history. "As a black artist I am always trying to make powerful paintings that provoke change in the art world. I want the black presence in my paintings to be reflected across Britain today".
Gbenga Ilumoka is a close friend of Nahem Shoa.
Video made by Addoink Vision in 2018.
I am a writer who draws her inspiration from many sources including nature, dance, mythology, popular culture, art and old movies. I have written two novels for teenagers Thanis and The Crying, both published by Oxford University Press. I have written and published resources for beginner adult readers with my friend and colleague Myrna Shoa.
Kyene Gordon explore the inter-connectedness of body mind therapy, painting, drawing, flower remedies and tarot in a way that encourages transformation and healing.
Furze is artist PETER DAVIS'S WEBSITE OF TRAVELLING SKETCHES "This site consists mostly of quick sketches I made while travelling. I find that trying to draw what I see engagesArtist me in the moment, while using a camera distances and excludes."