This piece was made when the initial hype for Drake’s album in 2020 was circulating! It was an exercise of detail to capture the intricacies on his jacket and sweater. Capturing the materiality of his garments was challenging, but I learned a lot from observing the nuances of light while painting it. The exploration of colour was inspired by the Certified Lover Boy music video, and I tried to push some of the tones in his skin to push my understanding of chroma. I was still in the midst of my daily art challenge, so the floral on this piece was simply an aesthetic choice because the lotus vaguely resembled an owls wings to me. This is currently my second Drizzy piece.
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Who is Nashid Chroma?
Nashid Chroma is a Toronto-Based Digital Pop Artist and his work explores the threshold between the Iconic and the Anonymous.
The compositions and visual motifs are inspired by each icon’s upbringing, influences, or the emotions that they evoke from their performances. Floral and geometric adornments are loaded with meaning to humanize the person in question, but they also visually abstract the portraits to feel disconnected and object-like.
Finally, Nashid uses bright saturated colour as an aesthetic anchor to bind his body of work into a cohesive collection. Chroma refers to the colourfulness of something and he continuously explores new ways to push the boundaries of colour in every new work he produces