Esiri Erheriene-Essi Spotlights the Vibrancy of Black Domestic Life in New PrintMade in conjunction with Avant Arte.
Esiri Erheriene-Essi is a British artist whose mixed media paintings depict Black family life between the 1950s-80s. History is of particular interest to her as she repurposes archival photographs to reassess the individual and shared memories of society.
The Amsterdam-based artist has worked with Avant Arte on a limited-edition screenprint, titled And All of My Friends Were There. As her first ever print, Erheriene-Essi depicts several Black women socializing amidst a vibrant scene made of the artist’s signature washed-out application of paint. Upon closer inspection, the artwork reveals a multitude of photographic references — from images of Muhammad Ali to scenes of domestic Black life — juxtaposed to showcase “the greatness of these people who are just living their lives,” the artist said in a statement.
And All of My Friends Were There is a 13-color screenprint with eight of the layers hand-painted by the artist. The artwork is printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin White paper and is available to purchase via Avant Arte for $1,101 USD.
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