Buzz·Posted on 14 Oct 202015 Talented Black Artists You Should Know AboutBecause 2020 needs a bit more beauty!by Hanifah RahmanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you didn't already know, this Black History Month, we're reclaiming 2020 – celebrating all the joys and triumphs within our community. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF SHAVONE / Via giphy.com Well, we're not the only ones with that idea – Ogilvy and MediaCom have launched their first virtual exhibition. Ogilvy / MediaCom Here are some of the amazing artists featured in the exhibit! 1. Amie Snow View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Amie paints and illustrates gorgeous concepts inspired by her Bajan roots and South East London upbringing, translating both places’ rich spirit and culture. 2. Ayebea Darko View this photo on Instagram instagram.com An avant-garde Creative Director, Ayebea’s aesthetic disrupts traditional understandings of creative expression, and creates new and alternative artistic, visual, and social experiences. 3. Birungi Kawooya View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Birungi’s stunning collages feature strong Black women, dancers, and nature scenes. She hand cuts paper silhouettes and pairs them with vibrant African textiles, embodying the beauty of the African diaspora. 4. Paula Abu View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @narcography As you can see from the photos above, Paula’s work is equal parts eye-catching and delicate. Paula – a photographer and director – elegantly documents Black existence in a relaxed and trauma-free way, and it’s very visually pleasing. 5. Gabrielle Oke View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @gabeepaints Gabrielle’s a self-taught artist whose pieces show the power, beauty, and diversity within the Black community. You’ll see some familiar faces in her work – Gabrielle has a talent for capturing inspirational icons. 6. Jude Amponsah View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Jude’s a jack of all trades – he’s a graphic designer, photographer, filmmaker and founder of the creative house, Kente Club. His many talents give his work a really unique perspective, with very thought-provoking effects. 7. Kemi Oloyede View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Kemi’s an illustrator and digital artist whose work was born out of boredom during the pandemic. Their vibrant, irresistible pieces aim to uplift people in the queer Black community, and they shine a light on the community in the most stunning of ways. 8. Dillon Everest View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Dillon’s a photographer who is very skilled behind the lens – each of his photos strikingly tells a different story. 9. Kingsley Nebechi View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @kingsleynebechi A graphic designer, illustrator, and artist, Kingley's eye-catching work is inspired by his love of comics, film, and African art. 10. Kofi Ntiforo View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @wisil.mitty Kofi is a filmmaker and artist who captures the beauty of Black people and the pride of being Black in the most breathtaking of ways. 11. Tidiane Diagana View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @tidcreative Tidiane is a digital creative who focuses on motion design, and his pieces are distinct, vibrant, and thought-provoking. 12. Michael Akuagwu View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @_manlikemike Michael’s intriguing pieces are visual metaphors that manage to capture the verbally inexpressible. His work explores a huge range of subject matter, from present-day culture, mental health, faith, to the human condition. 13. Kwasi Adom-Frimpong View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Kwasi’s vibrantly coloured pieces are filled with subjects and symbols that show moments in time with messages about the power and beauty of being Black, in a really unique way. 14. Sharon Walters View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @london_artist1 Sharon’s unique collages celebrate Black women, and her “Seeing Ourselves” series has over 250 impressive pieces – each one just as eye-catching as the others. Her work explores identity, beauty standards, representation, and Afro hair. 15. Naki Narh View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @nakinarh Naki’s gorgeous art revolves around a huge range of topics – from explorations of self-identity, social and personal conscience, to social issues affecting developing countries. You might recognise her stunning work as our cover art for this year’s Black History Month. Check out the full exhibition in all its virtual glory here!