With the holiday season approaching, you may be starting to think about finding the perfect gift for a loved one, or perhaps you want to treat yourself. No need to stress, BetterShared have put together a list of artworks ranging in price and style. So no matter your budget or artistic tastes you can find something special without having to break the bank.
Whether you’re looking for photography, illustrations, or paintings we have something for everyone. See below BetterShared's Holiday Gift Guide for 2020:
Art Under £100
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From £55 / $73
Give Aislinn Finnegan’s ‘Self care’ to someone special in your life to remind them of the importance of self-acceptance and celebrating one’s beauty. Aislinn’s work explores themes of race, identity and femininity in a world dominated by ‘Western’ concepts and aesthetics.
£98 / $131
Tebogo Lethuba’s ‘Shero’ is a great gift to give to a woman that inspires you. Originally from South Africa, illustrator, and graphic designer Tebogo Lethuba seeks to represent authentic South African cultures in his work through his Afrofuturistic style. ‘Shero’ depicts a modern-day South African Ndebele woman not as a superhero, but as a shero.
£85 / $113
‘The Afronaut’ is one of a few pieces belonging to a series created by Mozambican visual artist Hugo Mendes. The piece largely inspired by Afrofuturism imagines Makonde heritage alive and present in outer space.
From £89 / $119
Did someone say black girl magic?
Young Nigerian artist Amos Osemwengie’s ‘Black Queen’ print showcases the beauty and royalty of black culture. His art depicts the confidence, strength, and most importantly beauty of the black woman.
Art for £100-£500
£309 / $412
Grab a copy of self-taught British Nigerian-Sierra Leonean photographer Nicole Osula’s ‘Sherbet’- a portrait of Favour Jonathan and Deji Tiwo styled and directed by Osula herself.
Her work aims to celebrate the beauty and majesty of black skin. Nicole enjoys capturing the many shades of black skin and makes a particular effort to photograph subjects of a darker shade, who are often underrepresented in print.
From £150 / $200
Do you know a dancer? If so, Birungi Kawooya’s ‘Hiplet Ballerinas’ could be the perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season. UK based artist Birungi, as seen in Stylist and Buzzfeed, creates collages featuring black women, dancers and nature by hand cutting paper silhouettes and pairing them with vibrant African textiles.
The piece captures a sequence where the dancer gets low and then elegantly rise to sashay away. This is a fine art print of the original hand-cut artwork.
£220 / $293
Parisian-based artist and designer Raphaële Anfré’s art reflects her experiences with femininity and womanhood.
‘Féminité Camouflée no.8’ is part of a series inspired by womanhood honouring the fact that femininity doesn’t have to be obvious. Representing elements of femininity hidden behind flowers, leaves and colours to illustrate the importance of seeing beyond what is obvious. 'Féminité Camouflée' means 'Camouflaged Womanhood' in French.
£129 / $172
With his Modern Afro-Minimalist style, Abe Ogunlende is in full swing with his approach to telling new stories and ideas of life and his personal experiences. As he does with this print - part of the series “The Sky is Always Blue” which presents a message of hope. Reflected in the choice of colours and compositions, the scenes of leisure and playfulness present a visual reminder that life always gets better.
As we approach the end of 2020, give this print to someone special to remind them that there is always hope amidst the darkness.
£159 / $212
This giclee print by Natalie Osborne of Natalie O Décor is the perfect gift for fans of bold and vibrant colours. Offering a contemporary representation of black women, the Chicago-born artist produces paintings inspired by graffiti, fashion, and Art History.
Natalie has been featured in InStyle Mag, The Cut.
Art for £500-£1,000
£500 / $667
Get this beautiful artwork by one of our best-selling artists Affen Segun. Based in Lagos, Segun produces each portrait in his signature style using acrylic and Ankara fabric on canvas.
£900 / $1200
Acrylic and Ankara fabric on canvas by Nigerian Artist Affen Segun. (2019) Another beautiful piece by Affen.
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