I Am Who I Am by Caroline Chinakwe

£410.00

2022

Digital Collage – Version 1

In excellent condition

26.5 x 21 inches

Limited Edition 11 / 50

Signed to BHP Collectibles on the back

Professionally Framed by our bespoke framing service

Framed so the signature is visible

Postage and packaging are free in the UK

Please contact us to discuss worldwide shipping options

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    About This Piece

    Discover ‘I Am Who I Am,’ an empowering masterpiece by Caroline Chinakwe, a Nigerian-born, London-based artist with a powerful message. Caroline’s artwork is a vivid celebration of black culture and style, addressing critical social issues that impact people of colour, particularly within the fashion industry.

    This captivating Afrocentric portrait showcases the strength, resilience, and daring spirit of African women. It tells a compelling story of their uniqueness and unyielding confidence when confronting adversity. The artwork pays homage to the versatility of natural afro hair, symbolizing it as a crown of pride, adorned with a pearl headdress and a prominent afro comb. The young woman depicted exudes self-awareness, power, and unwavering capability.

    Caroline’s journey into fine art follows a successful 20-year career in the fashion industry. Her artwork emerges from a passionate response to the lack of diversity in fashion, aiming to inspire and empower both her children and future generations. She envisions her creations as catalysts for positive change and thought-provoking conversations about the beauty and diversity of black skin.

    This thought-provoking masterpiece challenges mainstream perceptions, fostering a deep appreciation for black culture, style, and beauty. It forges a robust connection between the worlds of fashion and art, breaking down barriers. Caroline employs a blend of photography, acrylic, and digital collaging, creating a unique and boundary-pushing artistic signature. Her pieces vividly portray the complexities of black men and women, weaving beauty, style, strength, and grace onto a melanin-rich canvas. They wear traditional and non-traditional headwear and hairstyles with confidence, complemented by jewellery, makeup, and accessories that express their identity and cultural pride.

    Caroline Chinakwe and her collaboration with acclaimed jewellery and accessories designers like Moyobybibi, Anita Quansah, and Maxhatter showcase the widespread recognition of her art within the industry. Her creations have been celebrated by influencers such as Christene Barberich, co-founder of Refinery29, Hannah O’Leary, Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art at Sotheby’s, and neo-soul music icon Erykah Badu.

    ‘I Am Who I Am’ is a limited edition digital collage (Version 1), impeccably framed and signed. This inspiring artwork measures 26.5 x 21 inches and is part of a limited edition of just 50. The signature on the back, framed by our bespoke framing service, enhances the overall presentation. For collectors in the UK, enjoy complimentary postage and packaging. International shipping options are also available; please contact us to discuss.

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