Paintings by British-Ghanaian artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakyedepicting subjects in a state of rest or recline.
The concept and act of lounging and leisure, repose and retirement are all very important factors for me. Having the space - both literally and figuratively speaking - to suspend and shrug off your responsibilities and guiltlessly drown oneself in a passionate state of tranquility and solitude seems to be more of a luxury than an essential part of ones well-being that one is allowed to take as a form of self-care.
Many of us who carry the burden of oppression are often systematically denied these pleasures and in addition, the taboo surrounding mental and emotional health in many African communities makes the challenges we face as a result of this denial even more difficult to address.
This Thursday, December 5th Spoke Art in San Francisco, California will present “The Moleskine Project III.” Co-curated between artist Rodrigo Luff and Spoke Art the third annual event will feature over 50 international artists presenting work completed inside Moleskine sketchbooks. Below is a huge sneak peek at this years fantastic looking show (Artists above: Nimit Malavia, Marguerite Sauvage, Ana Bagayan and So Youn Lee):