Stephen Hamilton

Ogun Sango by Stephen Hamilton

Ogun Sango by Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton puts at the forefront of all of his work the question, ‘Who is this for?’ Everything that Stephen does is and will be for his community.
— Marian Brown, Founder, ACI

Stephen Hamilton’s work focuses on the aesthetics, philosophies, and key symbols inherent throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. He strives to create a dialogue between contemporary Black cultures and the ancient African world. He seeks to describe a complex and varied Black aesthetic through a visual comparison of that which is shared amongst Black peoples around the world. These cultural analyses—the aesthetic, philosophical, and symbolic connections—form his visual language. His pieces depict African thought and culture as equal to, yet unique from, its western analogue. His work stands in stark contrast to the pervasive negative associations, which have become synonymous with Black culture.

To further explore the art and process of Stephen Hamilton, visit theartofstephen.tumblr.com. §

Iya Mapo by Stephen Hamilton

Iya Mapo by Stephen Hamilton

Orisa Dada by Stephen Hamilton

Orisa Dada by Stephen Hamilton

Iya Oya by Stephen Hamilton

Iya Oya by Stephen Hamilton

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Stephen Hamilton is an artist and arts educator living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. To explore Stephen Hamilton’s work, visit theartofstephen.tumblr.com.