Budding Afro pop musician Crayon

Recently Notjustok interviewed Afro Pop artist Crayon over a phone call, a cold Lagos day. What follows is a compression of that conversation. 

2019. Barely a week after the release of his debut project Cray Cray, Crayon was performing in Port Harcourt and the reception to his songs awed the youngster. “People were going crazy for ‘So Fine’ and ‘Gock am’,” Crayon recalls excitedly in a WhatsApp voice note. “I was over the moon and the energy was so infectious. It was spiritual and I loved it.”

The music of Crayon is very communal. It’s the sound of people roaring an upbeat chorus or moving to the similarly paced beat. When the artist in 2019 signed to Don Jazzy’s record imprint which has housed Afro Pop icons like Tiwa Savage and Dr. Sid, it sparked celebration within the Lagos … Read the rest

Body adornment has always included body painting, tattooing, and other kinds of body art, this has been the case over the ages; but in recent times, body art has become more varied and endlessly creative. Axsom, Richard H. The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly: A Catalogue Raisonné. Volumes I & II. Seattle: Marquand Books and Portland: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2012. Fairbrother, Trevor. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection. Exh. cat. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1999: 29, 42, 108-109, 170, 184. From 1949-52, Burchfield taught art at the Art Institute of Buffalo. He also taught summer class at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and the University of Buffalo, as well as the University of Minnesota, Duluth Branch, Duluth Minnesota. At Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Burchfield taught advanced seminar. Humans have a tendency to enhance their products through manipulation. Dyeing is one of the oldest and simplest methods of doing this. Early dyes … Read the rest

Jackson Pollock, a great American painter of the 20th century, established a distinct way of painting that produced a major impact on the world of art. Oldfield, A., & Flower, C. (Eds.). (2008). Music Therapy with Children and their Families. London: Jessica Kingsley. The artist used the side of the pencil tip to apply tone broadly and quickly. She worked quickly and loosely, producing a sense of the whole animal rather than a detailed drawing. She concerned herself with the large shapes. She used the point of the pencil to emphasize some parts. All her lines are gentle and curving. She also incorporated the rough texture of the paper surface. There are white parts remaining (even in the toned areas) that keep the drawing light, fresh, and sparkling. Aasgard, T. (2001). An ecology of love: Aspects of music therapy in the pediatric oncology environment. Journal of Palliative Care, 17(3), 177-181. … Read the rest

Georgia ‘Keeffe or Georgia Totto ‘Keeffe was an American painter, who revolutionized the concept of modern abstract art. Such a thesis is virtually impossible to prove, but he does offer two pieces of evidence to back up his assertion. The first uses data from the 1993 General Sociology Survey, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The 1,500 respondents were asked to rate 18 genres of music on a scale of 1 (strongly dislike) to 5 (strongly like). Their verbal intelligence was measured by a test in which they selected a synonym for a word out of five candidates. Verbal intelligence is known to be highly correlated with general intelligence,” Kanazawa writes. He found that net of age, race, sex, education, family income, religion, current and past marital status and number of children, more intelligent Americans are more likely to prefer instrumental music such as … Read the rest

Sara’s Parlour Face Painting is a contemporary face and body art company based in Birmingham. Jamabo, T. A., & George, I. R. (2014). Music as a therapy for depression in women: A theoretical perspective. International Journal of Academic Research, 6(4), 227-231. The auditory cortex is mainly part of the temporal lobe at each side of the brain, slightly above the ears. The brain cells in this area are organized by sound frequencies, with some responding to high frequencies and others to low ones. The auditory cortex analyzes the information from the music such as the volume, pitch, speed, melody and rhythm. Larson, Kay. How Should Artists Be Educated?” ARTnews 82, no. 9 (November 1983): pp. 85-91. Ratcliff, Carter. The Fate of an Orthodoxy: Notes on Recent American Sculpture.” La sculpture contemporaine après 1970. Exh. cat. in French and English. Fréjus: Fondation Daniel Templon and Musée Temporaire, 1991. It can be … Read the rest

American Abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline was born on May 23rd 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Cohen, David. Gallery Going: The Painter’s Painter” (PaceWildenstein exhibition review). New York Sun, 10 April 2008: illustrated. 55 Ferris Street Show (exhibition catalogue). Text by Fredericke Taylor. Brooklyn, New York: 55 Ferris Street, 1992. Silverman, M.J. (2003). The influence of music on the symptoms of psychosis: A meta-analysis. Journal of Music Therapy, 40(1), 27-40. Thomas Nozkowski and R. Buckminster Fuller” (Max Protetch Gallery exhibition review). The New Yorker, 4 December 1995: 20-22. Hardeep Pandhal, a second-generation British citizen of Indian descent, has been tackling the theme of his South Asian identity whilst operating in the Western art world. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Pandhal is taking part in the Colombo Art Biennale, which began on 3 December. This is his first international exhibition, and some of the works include drawings done in … Read the rest

Inspired by the radical innovations of late 19th-century painters and sculptors, 20th-century modernists pushed art to new frontiers of expression and abstraction, rewriting the rules about what constituted art and how its materials could be used. Foster, Carter E. Stations of the Cross: Black, White, Light.” Ellsworth Kelly Black & White. Exh. cat. Munich: Haus der Kunst; Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011: 34-47. The text is also published in a German edition of this catalogue. Horne-Thompson, A., & Grocke, D. (2008). The effect of music therapy on anxiety in patients who are terminally ill. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11(4), 582-590. Butterton, M. (1993). Music in the pastoral care of emotionally disturbed children. Journal of British Music Therapy, 7(2), 12-20. Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born in Paris to British parents, and, despite applying to become a French citizen, he remained British until his relatively early death aged 59. An early associate … Read the rest

A popular American ‘Pop Artist’ Roy Fox Lichtenstein or Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was born in New York City in an upper middle class family. July 8-12. Ages 13-17. Students will learn woodworking techniques to produce their own wooden hand-tools and create a Japanese style box to use for tool collection or as a decorative box. The class will discuss the natural properties of wood, structural principles, mathematical angles, design aesthetics and tool maintenance. After this workshop, students will be able to pursue their own woodworking projects with a set of winding sticks, a joiner’s mallet and a Japanese style tool box to take home. $135 ($120 advance). 701 Whaley St. 803-319-9949. Elizabeth Cropper, Pietro Testa, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass., 1988. If publishing information is different, it may be added in parentheses. Master Drawings 1520-1990. Exh. cat. New York: Janie C. Lee … Read the rest

One of the most renowned artists of modern times, Andrew Wyeth continues to hold the American public enthrall with his almost photographic quality paintings. Murphy, K.M. (2015). Music Therapy in Addictions Treatment. In B. L. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Handbook (pp. 364-366). New York; London: Guilford Press. Negative Space: The unoccupied or empty space left after the positive shapes have been placed by the artist. The early years of the 20th century were characterized in the visual arts by a radical international reassessment of the relationship between vision and representation, as well as of the social and political role of artists in society at large. The extraordinary modern collection at the Yale University Art Gallery spans these years of dramatic change and features rich holdings in abstract painting by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as in paintings and sculptures associated with German Expressionism, … Read the rest

Art buyers and collectors have many ways to acquire contemporary works of art, especially by living artists. Nöcker-Ribaupierre, M. (1999). Short and Long-Term Effects of the Maternal Voice on the Behaviors of Very Low Birth Weight Infants and their Mothers as a Basis for the Bonding Process. In R. R. Pratt & D. E. Grocke (Eds.), Music Medicine 3 (pp. 153-161). Melbourne: University of Melbourne. Müller-Schareck, Maria. Fresh Widow – The Window in Art since Matisse and Duchamp. Exh. cat. Düsseldorf: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2012. Introduction by Marion Ackermann; also essays by Rolf Selbmann, Elke Bippus, Erich Franz, Peter Kropmanns, Isabelle Manz, Heinz Liesbrock, Christoph Grunenberg, Melanie Vietmeier, Lisa Marei Schmidt, John Yau, Christian Müller, Stefan Gronert, Rune Gade, Hans Rudolf Reust, Doris Krystof, Ina Blom Caroline Káding The text is also published in a German edition of this catalogue. Arturo Herrera, Jac Leirner, Thomas Nozkowski, Brent Sikkema, New York, November … Read the rest