Mikéla Henry-Lowe

Joined Artfinder: July 2016

Artworks for sale: 21

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United Kingdom

About Mikéla Henry-Lowe

 
 
  • Biography
    Portraiture of Black Women
    "To understand is to perceive patterns"

    In 2016 I started this journey where my work's main focus was on the representation of black women in society and on social media. I wanted my work to bring attention to the more positive and celebratory image of black women other than the usual stereotypes of negativity. I was visualising it as creating portraiture of a modernized Queen Nefertiti. 

    Now in 2017 as I continue to experiment and push what I see in an image further I realized that its not just the narrative of what a black woman is or should be as I believe most 'black artist' who's subject are black women want to tackle the representation of them.

    I now know for me as an artist it's more to do with the patterns, shades/ tones of skin that has my attention. It's the process of working within those patterns to explore and represent the subject I am painting. I have also been an artist who loves the process of layering and working with the medium over the final look of the work and what the work ultimately means. I will always want the meaning of my paintings to be created by those who view it.

    Black women are not one single thing, they are a collective, they come in different sizes, shapes and colours as well as possessing different talents and personalities and for me to represent all these beautiful things I have to be absorbed in the patterns I see in images to perceive a better understanding.

    I was born in Jamaica, Montego Bay and lived there for 11 years. I'm currently living London.

    ​University
    Graduate of Central Saint Martins (UAL). Bachelor of Art Fine Art
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  • Education

    2013 - 2016

    Central Saint Martins (UAL)

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    Event: FLOCK 2016

    Dates: Aug. 2, 2016 - Sept. 3, 2016

    Venue: GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill London SE5 8RS

    GX Gallery is delighted to present its 2016 edition of FLOCK, the gallery’s annual graduate exhibition, showcasing the work of new graduates from London Universities and Colleges.

    FLOCK promotes new talent and provides the opportunity for a selection of emerging artists to showcase their work often for the first time in a commercial exhibition. Works featured are from a number of different disciplines; from painting, drawing, etching, photography and printing.

    Event: Black Blossoms: Highlighting the Voices of Black Women

    Dates: July 11, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016

    Venue: UAL Showroom, 272 High Holborn ​London WC1V 7EY

    The Black Blossoms Exhibition celebrates and highlights the voices of Black Women, a group which is often invisible, silenced and oppressed in society.

    Through film, photography and illustration recent UAL graduates have explored the intersections of gender, race and identity. This exhibition challenges and deconstructs stereotypes in order to re-establish an authentic and inclusive narrative of Black Womanhood.

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Education

2013 - 2016

Central Saint Martins (UAL)


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: FLOCK 2016

Dates: Aug. 2, 2016 - Sept. 3, 2016

Venue: GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill London SE5 8RS

GX Gallery is delighted to present its 2016 edition of FLOCK, the gallery’s annual graduate exhibition, showcasing the work of new graduates from London Universities and Colleges.

FLOCK promotes new talent and provides the opportunity for a selection of emerging artists to showcase their work often for the first time in a commercial exhibition. Works featured are from a number of different disciplines; from painting, drawing, etching, photography and printing.

Event: Black Blossoms: Highlighting the Voices of Black Women

Dates: July 11, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016

Venue: UAL Showroom, 272 High Holborn ​London WC1V 7EY

The Black Blossoms Exhibition celebrates and highlights the voices of Black Women, a group which is often invisible, silenced and oppressed in society.

Through film, photography and illustration recent UAL graduates have explored the intersections of gender, race and identity. This exhibition challenges and deconstructs stereotypes in order to re-establish an authentic and inclusive narrative of Black Womanhood.

 

Biography

Portraiture of Black Women
"To understand is to perceive patterns"

In 2016 I started this journey where my work's main focus was on the representation of black women in society and on social media. I wanted my work to bring attention to the more positive and celebratory image of black women other than the usual stereotypes of negativity. I was visualising it as creating portraiture of a modernized Queen Nefertiti. 

Now in 2017 as I continue to experiment and push what I see in an image further I realized that its not just the narrative of what a black woman is or should be as I believe most 'black artist' who's subject are black women want to tackle the representation of them.

I now know for me as an artist it's more to do with the patterns, shades/ tones of skin that has my attention. It's the process of working within those patterns to explore and represent the subject I am painting. I have also been an artist who loves the process of layering and working with the medium over the final look of the work and what the work ultimately means. I will always want the meaning of my paintings to be created by those who view it.

Black women are not one single thing, they are a collective, they come in different sizes, shapes and colours as well as possessing different talents and personalities and for me to represent all these beautiful things I have to be absorbed in the patterns I see in images to perceive a better understanding.

I was born in Jamaica, Montego Bay and lived there for 11 years. I'm currently living London.

​University
Graduate of Central Saint Martins (UAL). Bachelor of Art Fine Art
 
 
 
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