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This Artist Reimagined Van Gogh's Floral Paintings With Black Women And People Love It

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Meet 22-year-old Aisha Mohamed, a digital artist from south London.


Mohamed told BuzzFeed that a lot of her art focuses on blackness and black women.

Mohamed said: "This passion of mine actually first came about in my Tumblr days when I was 16 [or] 17. I made a lot of 'fan art' but eventually grew out of it.

"It was only a few months ago that I picked Photoshop up again, but this time focusing on something very important to me – black women."

Mohamed has edited black women into Vincent Van Gogh's floral paintings.

Aisha Mohamed

She said: "Black women are art. And not only when our bodies are sexualised and oiled up. I feel like I have a responsibility as a black woman to represent us in my art."

Mohamed said: "We live in a time where social media allows us direct access to different versions of our blackness. I wanted to make something that young black girls could feel connected to."

Aisha Mohamed

She said that growing up, art was something she loved, but she couldn't feel completely connected to it.

"I couldn't help but notice that I never saw myself reflected in any of my favourite pieces. It was an isolating feeling. In a way, this piece was about reclaiming this very white space and saying, 'We're here and we're beautiful.'"


Mohamed said her first creation was this image of Aya Jones.

Aisha Mohamed

"It was the first one I did, and at the time I was still very unsure about the concept and where I was going with it.

"After making it, I knew I had to make a collection. There was something so striking about it and I wanted to recapture it as many times as I could."

Mohamed tweeted her art and she said she was overwhelmed by the response.

'reinterpreting van gogh's floral paintings with black women: part one' (any RTs or likes are appreciated!!!!)

Mohamed said: "What especially touched me were the comments. I had one comment that told me my art had made their day. I never knew my art could make someone feel like that."

'reinterpreting van gogh's floral paintings with black women: part two' (again any RTs or likes are appreciated!!!!)

She said: "I know art is seen as this subjective thing but it's so reaffirming to hear that people really loved it.

"It makes me ... more determined to continue making my art."