Episode 10 features artist, curator, quad roller skater and all around power house, Loriann Hernandez/ Elle Seven. Hernandez is connected to various sub-cultures and creative hives across the globe and has a keen eye for spotting authenticity in a persons character and work. I wanted to allow a space for further connection into the world of Hernandez, highlight her diverse community, and create an introduction to the many artists and collectives that Hernandez contributes her energy to. I invite you to take a moment to widen your gaze and look further.
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Below is a Documentary by Elle Seven about the skate scene in Dakar, Senegal.
Artists Elle Seven has worked with:
Following in the vein of Frida Kahlo, Latina figurative, portrait and landscape artist from La Puente, CA.
A contemporary artist whose work combines the all-female sport of Roller Derby with the nostalgic innocence of candy and sweets in a pop art style.
A painter, illustrator, designer and DJ who has created a multitude of works that have broken through different genres & styles of music and visual communication.
A Senegalese digital artist, painter, illustrator and skateboarder. Pixel's designs are on billboards across Dakar!
Born in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, early into her career Mila abandoned engineering to pursue art. As a self-taught artist Gokhman found her own approach to the materials she worked with: wood, clay, precious stones, metal, fabrics, and her preferred medium-leather. Gokhman collaborated with the best fashion houses in the Soviet Union, and she worked as designer and costume director for the theatre. She has exhibited at museums, libraries, and palaces throughout Kiev, St. Petersburg, and Tallinn.
A second-generation illustrator, Gavin Bird at a young age had already developed his own artistic style. Mechanical birds, decorative skulls and morbid paintings are subject matter that are not often associated with artists from the Dirty South, yet these are the ideas that Bird tends gravitate toward, executing each piece with a unique and refreshing interpretation of line and form. Currently out of Jackson, Mississippi, Bird is on a roll being a skateboarder himself and is designing for organizations, companies and crews looking for fresh new ideas to bring to the skateboard community.