A queen by the name of Tyler clark He has made us love our crowns even more while celebrating black beauty through his artwork. After years of painting, the self-proclaimed #ArtBae has recently gone viral for her groundbreaking 3D paintings featuring textured hair.
From Bantu knots to locomotives and twists to those famous Nipsey Hussle braids, Tyler’s art highlights the beauty of the many shades, professions, and natural hair of blacks. It even sheds light on current social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and the honors we lost, like the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi.
Incorporating hair into artwork appears to be a trend, as fashion designer Kimberly Goldson had a similar execution on her clothing, as seen in her SS21 show at New York Fashion Week.
These 3D works are sure to inspire and empower. Hype Hair got the scoop on Tyler’s inspiration behind this idea and his creative process.
HYPE HAIR: How long have you been an artist?
TYLER: I have been painting more intentionally for the past five years.
HH: What inspired you to incorporate real hair into your art?
TYLER: I wanted my art to be different. When I started adding hair to my art, it was something I had never seen before. It was my way of combining my love of hair with paint.
HH: What type of hair do you use in your artwork?
TYLER: I use synthetic hair; the type ranges from braids to twists and locs.
HH: How is the creative process for you?
TYLER: My creative process begins with me. Art is my first therapy. I listen to musicians and I paint. It is my form of expression.
To purchase Tyler Clark artwork and merchandise, go to www.inspiredbytyler.com.