About Mikela Henry-Lowe
1993 in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Lives and Works:
London, United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins (UAL), London, United Kingdom, 2016
About the artist
Mikela Henry-Lowe is a Jamaican artist based in London whose vibrant portraits celebrate the beauty of black women. The artist’s primary interest is the representation of black women in society. By breaking down her images into patterns and fragments of colour, Mikela aims to break down the overarchingly negative image of black women that dominates the media. We love the array of shapes and colours that make up each portrait, capturing the colourful personality not just of the subject, but also of the artist herself.
The artist studied at Central Saint Martins and has showcased her work at a number of London galleries. Mikela has also been featured in a number of articles, including an interview feature for The Artist’s Magazine.
The Insider Adriana Marques says:
"The multiplicity of black women is celebrated and recreated in these layered and beautifully rendered compositions, forcing us to question our preconceived notions of iconic black culture. Striking, colourful and yet relaxed, Mikela reimagines contemporary portraiture for our digital world. "
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