In response to the Black Lives Matter movement artists around the world have been using their creativity to articulate the range of feelings at the very heart of the movement by making and sharing their art. Channeling their energy to bring awareness to the inequality and lives unfairly and prematurely lost in a range of medias, from murals by emerging young artists to weaved portraits to pieces by well-known artists such as Banksy.
On top of using their art works to spread awareness, creatives have been helping the cause in various other ways – from print sales raising funds, to new campaigns, initiatives and grants.
It is most likely you have seen many of the powerful images shared across social media with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter, on the front cover of magazines, or even used as signs in protests globally.
Here we share a handful of beautiful pieces we have seen.
Titus Kaphar for the front cover of Time Magazine
Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne’s portrait of George Floyd in collaboration with Blank White Space.
Michael J Hentz