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Blk Alchemy – Exploring the Depths of Black Imagination

BLACK THEORY #1: CONJURING

THE TALENTED 10TH
BLK ALCHEMY FIRST WAVE

  • Will Focus
    Will Focus
    Founder & Artist/Alchemist
  • LeoNeal
    LeoNeal
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Micah BlackLight
    Micah BlackLight
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Rachael Scotland
    Rachael Scotland
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Michael White
    Michael White
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Martian
    Martian
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Monte Miller
    Monte Miller
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Bea Jackson
    Bea Jackson
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Natiq Jalil
    Natiq Jalil
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Donte Janae
    Donte Janae
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Emuche Nwaigwe
    Emuche Nwaigwe
    Artist/Alchemist
  • Art Iz My Love
    Art Iz My Love
    Artist/Alchemist
Will Focus
Founder & Artist/Alchemist

    WEBSITETheOneWillFocus


    A creative visionary at heart and spontaneous developer of all things ingenious, Will Focus is a New York born Graphic Designer and Illustrator who seeks out content to work with that requires him to engage content/production on a more visceral level. Using the visual to emote and connect with the individual is a top priority in his development process. Due to this nature of development he is uniquely adept at providing clients with a broad range of skills.

    Illustration
    Graphic Design
    Web Design
    Motion Design

    A Shaper of Destiny…

    Will’s Focus is primarily on that of Advertising, Branding/Identity, and Illustration work for individual and start-ups, as well as larger corporations.

    In addition to being a Designer and Illustrator, Will Focus holds his B.S. in Graphic Design, is Owner and Founder of Blk Alchemy, Owner and Founder of OurBlackWeb, co-owner of The Black Owned Business Collective, teaches classes and tutorials on vector illustration and development covering general use to in depth artwork, contributes to numerous stock vector art sites, in addition to being a member of various art collectives, including: Full Blackout, Intrinsic Nature, Hunie, Dribbble, and more.

    LeoNeal
    Artist/Alchemist

    WEBSITE: LeoNeal Art

     

    La’Vata E. O’Neal as the artist LeoNeal

    A servant of imagination, this is what I am; it is as real as the mind conceives it to be and breeds learning, escape, beauty, and a boundlessness to openness. As an artist I desire to bring storytelling through my images. It is a long term goal of mine. Storytelling through illustration; it’s one of the expressive mediums where imagination thrives. I love art, expression, and diversity. With an equally strong love for fantasy or anything fictional, I started to create those kinds of images. I’ve been creating since the age of twelve, drawing portraits predominately. That was until, after high school, I discovered a different side to art. Learning about art became a natural course for me when I realized there was so much more to it. I sought information everywhere, though I had never entered into a school for art, and went down many different cross roads of experimentation to be where I am today.

    Micah BlackLight
    Artist/Alchemist

      Micah BlackLight is a creation VOLCANO and an Inspiration Engine; a dark light-worker, illustrator, dancer, singer, rhymer, designer, writer/author, performer, fashion designer, motivational speaker, empowerment coach; a self-proclaimed badass and maker of badassery. He is a poem disguised as a song masquerading as a human being and clothed in this flesh brown.

      Micah BlackLight is bent on positively impacting the world through beautiful interactions and the bringing of my unique art. Part of what he does is aimed specifically at depicting people of color in ways they may not necessarily be accustomed to seeing themselves depicted. He believes that when we see ourselves depicted in ways beautiful and fantastic, celebrated and sensual, it opens horizons in our heads where perhaps only walls existed before. It puts us directly in touch with our own potential as magical beings. He aims to be a portal to these visions. His art is a mouthpiece for energies that do not wish to use words to sing their songs.

      Micah BlackLight wants people to see themselves in my work; both as they are, and as they could be. Never mind what society, religion or science tells them is possible, or proper, or achievable. He wishes them to see possibility, and LOVE the parts of themselves that my work speaks to. He wishes to engender a blossoming, collective sighs of wonder and marveling at the beauty they see reflected through my art.

      Micah BlackLight is here to create the most brilliant, evocative, challenging, innovative, impactful art he is capable of, to have THE most fun while doing it, and to leave a trail of empowering, inspiring interactions in his wake-
      like a spirit boat traveling the lake of existence.

      He is Micah BlackLight

      Rachael Scotland
      Artist/Alchemist

        Racheal is both a digital and traditional artist based in Chicago. She has always gravitated towards the arts since she was a young girl. Racheal attended college for both Visual Communications and Interior Design, but decided she would take a more individualized approach. She has been blessed to work as a children’s illustrator. Since making such a life altering decision, Racheal has had countless opportunities to help people bring their ideas to fruition. She has grown as both an artist and person and looks forward to every day producing and sharing her art with the world.

        Michael White
        Artist/Alchemist

          Michael White a.k.a. Miguel Blanco is an artist from New York, who has dedicated his life to the creating Art and letting his imagination lead him. He’s had many years in the Art field (20+years) illustrating animating and creating characters and comics. Michael has been an Art Director at a Boys and Girls Club as well as illustrated and animated for FEAR.net, Mr.Gooder.com, Oogeewoogee.com, Philadelphia Eagles football media division and cult classic movie “Black Ninja”.

          By using a wild and inventive imagination to elaborate on messages through his art. Michael White wrote and illustrated a deep and profound comic OogeeMan – “Divided States of America,” this comic was featured on Ebony/Jet Magazine and the Innov8tiv.com platform. You can also see diversity in art his styles in books “Pru & the Magic Mushroom”, “Daydreams”, “Vittorio: Anthology of Spirit” and “Farmer Fox & Sunseed the Sunflower”.

          Martian
          Artist/Alchemist

          WEBSITE: Komikkathemartian


          Martian is a 2D media artist based in New York City. She uses ballpoint pen, ink, paper and assorted printmaking techniques to create works that are centrally based on the human condition, each illustration and print tells  a different story, reflecting life, death, and the tribulations of characters that are symbolic of the stereotypical black identity.  She has been featured in multiple group shows at The King’s Art complex as well as various galleries in NYC and Columbus, Ohio.  She is the winner of the Tolesdet drawing prize and the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Scholarship. She has obtianed her BFA in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art & Design and is currently a MFA candidate at NYU.

          Monte Miller
          Artist/Alchemist

          Also known as Free Mech, Monte Miller has an extensive background in illustration. Monte believes in telling a story visually through the characters which he develops. A Chicago native, Monte is constantly developing his skillset and evolving as an artist.

          Bea Jackson
          Artist/Alchemist

            WEBSITE: Bea Gifted


            Brittany Jackson, also known as Bea, is an award-winning freelance illustrator based in Michigan. Taken by a passion for the arts at a young age, Bea embraced her gift of drawing and learned how to bring her vivid imagination to life in a variety of artistic styles she’s studied throughout the years. With a strong sense for concepts and design, Bea has become well recognized for her ability to paint a picture from words, communicating ideas—hers and others—through beautiful narrative illustration.

            Natiq Jalil
            Artist/Alchemist

              WEBSITE: Art Of Natiq


              Natiq Jalil is an emerging artist who specializes in watercolor. He is self-taught artist and believes true art begins during those moments between being asleep and being awake. Natiq’s work is prized by many private collectors and can be seen in many homes and businesses on the East Coast and throughout the Mid-West.

               

              “His work typically starts out with a doodle, then he works it into the vibrant pieces he is known for. His work is mixed media with a strong focus on watercolor, ink, and acrylic paint. Generally, each piece features a strong female figure (though he paints men, also) as the focus while incorporating various organic shapes, vivid color washes, and beautiful gestural line work. His goal is to bring out the cerebral nature of the content. He has a unique way of elevating the piece’s central figures to a spiritual level, pulling the viewer into a sort of meditative experience that is truly incredible.” ~Pierce Marratto of TouchFaster

               

              He has experienced success in both gallery settings and underground venues, such as RAW, MergeArts NYC, and Touchfaster. He has exhibited work at Luz Gallery in Denver, CO, the GPAC Building, Garfield Artworks, Most Wanted Fine Arts, the Shadow Lounge, the August Wilson Center, and the University Art Gallery at The Frick Fine Arts Building in Pittsburgh, PA, The Cutting Room and M 1-5 in New York City and many more. He has sold art to collectors in the US, Italy, South Korea, Sweden, and more. He posts videos of himself drawing and painting on the subway trains of New York City on his Youtube channel. He has also been a featured artist on The Travel Channel.

               

              Natiq is currently creating new collections addressing relevant issues such as cultural appropriation, systemic racism, gender roles, and the beauty of people of color.

              Donte Janae
              Artist/Alchemist

              Donte Janae is an emerging artist from Denver, Colorado. She has been painting since 2013 and also holds a BA in Studio Arts from CU Boulder. The inspiration behind her work is from God.  Donte received sudden impulses of concepts in subtle visual imagery of an upcoming painting or of a piece she is working on at that moment. Oil is her preferred medium, and the expression of color and emotion is Donte’s main style of painting.  Although Donte paints small pieces on occasion, she prefers to work with large scale dimensions to really capture the essence of her creations.  The human anatomy has always been an interest of Donte’s; she enjoys painting portraits and women mostly. With every painting, she looks for different ways to evolve in her technique, style, and composition. The most rewarding experience for Donte as an artist is the engagement between her art and the viewer. She loves to hear different interpretations about her work and the personal connections it creates. Donte finds it most intriguing when she is able to share her gift with others. One of her goals is to experience a fulfilling and prosperous life through her artistry, and inspire others to live in their purpose.

              Emuche Nwaigwe
              Artist/Alchemist

                WEBSITE: Emuche Nwaigwe


                Emuche Nwaigwe is a Nigerian artist currently residing in Brooklyn. He also works in education teaching art and youth empowerment. Emuche’s art is inspired by the interesting people he has met, stories that he has heard or imagined, and Black and African culture. Emuche’s focus is on creating dynamic work that can tell a story. The figures which he chooses to portray have engaging and rich personalities that add another layer of depth and intrigue.

                Art Iz My Love
                Artist/Alchemist

                  WEBSITE: Art Iz My Lov


                  Artizmylov is an art brand created by stunning, Jamaican-American tattoo artist Ashley Duncan. Ashley Duncan aka Artizmylov graduated from Morgan State University with her BFA in Fine Art. Artizmylov provides, nationwide – tattoos, fine arts, murals, designs and art instruction. Artizmylov loves purpose is to create meaningful artwork that provides a voice for those who cannot find a voice of their own.