Monday, 22 March 2010

~Fro' Fantastic~ Dawn Okoro

Dawn Okoro is a Nigerian American artist based in NYC. She creates bold, color saturated, sensual portraits of beautiful black women. Her oil & acrylic paintings portray a juxtaposition of contemporary art mixed with a retro flare that makes Dawn as an artist, to me, incredibly distinct. I love her vibrant choice of colors, the fact that each painting is distinct and how she makes fro's look so darn fab. Her work is spectacular, to say the least and is as Okoro calls it, is “inspired by fashion in popular culture.”  Would definitely hang one of these paintings on my wall. My pick- the stunning girl in the tutu & red stilettos. They are available for purchase at and if i might add, ridiculously under priced. Love.

1 comment:

Ms. Royal Reigns said...

These are beautiful! I've heard of her before but never really looked into her work. Thanks for sharing! The red painting of the woman dancing is my fav.