What makes an artist’s piece of work so special is the meaning behind their pieces, as well as, their distinctive style—and this trending artist is definitely has a distinctive and alluring style. Say hello to the masterpieces of Amir Khadar.
Amir Khadar is a Sierra Leonean-American artist, designer, and educator from Minneapolis, Minnesota who enjoys creating these colorful and enchanting illustrations of women of color.
Amir Khadar is currently, a student at Swarthmore College working towards a Bachelor in Arts in Black Studies. Their favorite mediums are poetry, fibers, and digital art. They have made illustrations for big projects like Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Parenting for liberation, Wakanda Dream Lab, Forward Together, and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
Recently, one of Khadar’s creations portraying several black women was displayed in a virtual exhibition.
“This is an illustration of several Black women and femmes of various ages/representations meant to display the diversity and beauty of the African diaspora,” they said in a statement on Instagram. “It is inspired by the posters in hair salons. This is 1 of 16 illustrations I created for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (@instabaji)’s report on gender in Black immigrant communities.”
Check out the gallery below to view her work, and don’t forget to follow them on social media for more beautiful illustrations. Which image was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.