Artists are special. Period! No “big English”, no high-sounding words. Special. That’s it. That’s the word. While putting this work together, other words came knocking in my head, but nothing best qualifies them, than the word “special”. Art isn’t just what anyone can dabble into neither is it what everyone understands. No doubt, every human has a bit of creativity in them, but it takes being special to bring ‘mere’ imaginations to life. It takes a lot to drive what is in mind to the real world and acquire credit for such brilliance.
Artists add beauty to the world we live in. They have a unique way of connecting to the people around them. They colour the world, of course, and literally too. They, however, range from drawing, painters, digital artists, illustrators and sculptors, to photographers, musicians, dancers, writers, and actors.
Little wonder 25th of October, International Artist Day has been created so that we can celebrate the incredible world of art and all of the amazing and creative work that artists around the world carry out.
Taking a stroll down the street of twitter, some jaw-dropping works of art posted to commemorate the #InternationalArtistsDay caught our attention. Below is a list of 13 of them we can’t just get over (in no particular order).
We’d begin with Favour, because ladies first, right?
Born on the 15th of July, Favour is a Ghanaian-based Nigerian Artist and Graphics Designer.
Her work is the definition of ‘less is more’. Favour accurately uses her drawing to express her feelings and thoughts at that point in time. She also uses it raise awareness on societal ills, transmitting messages and voices. Favour is on twitter as @_the_kennedy_
Check them out:
Olumide is a practicing Visual Artist and art educator who aims at “making social impact and promoting wellness with the arts”.
His still life drawing of everyday Nigerians, offers a connection to the past, telling stories of our history and passes on traditions.
Olamide is on twitter as @TstrokesOlamide
See some of his drawing below.
Last but not least is David Oloriegbe Nushe. At the moment, he does his drawings for fun and to improve his skills.
Notwithstanding, with the pen in his hands, he creates value. In a little chat, he revealed that he is inspired by the works of Oscar Ukonu and Larry Tamara. He said “I didn’t even know people could use pen to draw till I joined social media”. He however, wishes his drawings are one day appreciated around the world.
David is on twitter as @Davidstayc0zy
In our humble opinion International Artists Day should be celebrated more than once in a year. They deserve more attention than they are getting. Art is a form expression that should be taken into greater consideration. “We should all take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact that art has had on us and the world around us”.