What is Uli/Uri Art?
Uri (uli) motifs drawn by Igbo women from Arochukwu with the juice of the uri tree on paper (usually drawn on the body). 1932. Pitt Rivers Museum. Uli or Uri, a traditional lgbo art form, is a dyeing technique used to adorn the body, murals, and motifs with intricate patterns. This unique art form has…
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LAWRENCE (@ARTSADVOCATEUK) Lawrence (@artsadvocateUK) is a London-based artist whose manga-influenced comic art style is sure to captivate viewers at first glance. His unique digital art has a way of inferring motion, giving the perception of movement in static images. Whether he uses colour or not, Lawrence finds a way to present expression through his art.…
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CHIIZII An outstanding artist who’s vibrant and bold use of hues gives even more depth to African cultural expression. Chiizii is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher. Born in London, raised in New York and Igbo. Working heavily with but not limited to painting, collage and textile design. Her work centers the specificities of Igbo,…
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AMANDA IGWEGBU Amanda is a budding contemporary portrait artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. She uses a range of mediums to express her soft but bold artistic style. In 2020 she won the WAG (Women After Greatness) best artist award, and the Hobbycraft Artist of the Year Award 2020 (Runner-Up), two of many more to come.