The Elements of Art

Curated by Manifesto

 

Screen Time’s closing exhibition is a special partnership with a Toronto institution. Now in its 15th year, Manifesto creates spaces – both physical and digital – that inspire, develop, and amplify diverse communities of young people through arts, culture and media. Check out this collection of rising stars working in painting and photography, curated by Manifesto.

 

About Screen Time

With the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, we’ve moved the annual Artist Project show to a nine-week series of online exhibitions, running April 1 - June 2, 2021. Every Thursday at noon, a new themed exhibition launches featuring seven artists with a daily artist feature on our social media channels. From painting and drawing, to sculpture, prints and photography, the shows will support an incredible breadth of work, all available for sale directly from the artists.  During this time when we’re spending so much time at home, consider supporting an independent artist and treating yourself to a fresh perspective with an original work of art. 

 


Ajani Charles

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www.ajani.ca

@ajaniphoto

 

Ajani Charles is a Toronto-based professional photographer, director, producer, mental health advocate, and Canon Canada ambassador with a fine arts background who specializes in creating impactful stories about human connection, self- actualization, and mental health. Charles regularly donates capital from each of his commercial projects to non-profit organizations that promote mental health research.

 

Ajani Charles, Extension, 2014

24" x 36"

Photography

Metallic photography paper: $750

Premium luster photography paper: $600

Signed by the artist

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Ajani Charles, Wu Wei, 2012

24" x 36"
Photography
Metallic photography paper: $750

Premium luster photography paper: $600

Signed by the artist

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Ajani Charles, Great Adventure, 2015

24" x 36"
Photography

Metallic photography paper: $750

Premium luster photography paper: $600

Signed by the artist

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Peter Owusu-Ansah

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@peteroarts

 

Peter Owusu-Ansah is a Deaf visual artist. He believes we can communicate through our eyesight without words. In 2009, when he zoomed in one of his works of pop art, he became deeply curious about all the greatest colours imaginable. Using the pixel colours that connect the nature of life, Peter uses Photoshop to create compositions that vibrate with energy. His works are shown around Canada. Some of his works are privately collected in Toronto, New York and in 2021, his work was acquired by TD Bank for its corporate collection.⁠

 

Peter Owusu-Ansah, Pink Purple Blue Green, 2021

40" x 40"
Artbox

$3,200

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Peter Owusu-Ansah, Blue Squares, 2021

40" x 40"
Artbox

$3,200

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Peter Owusu-Ansah, Squares Like Flower, 2021

40" x 40"
Artbox

$3,200

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Komi Olaf

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www.komiolaf.com

@komiolaf

 

Komi Olaf understands the genre of Afro-futurism as an intersection of imagination, technology, the future, and liberation. An alternative way of picturing future possibilities through a black cultural lens. Olaf imagines a future where marginalized groups build a society on the foundation of peace, love, and knowledge of self. Olaf’s training in Architecture school informs his decision making when employing the use of objects to stage and structure a composition. 

 

Komi Olaf, Mama Bear, 2020

30" x 30"

Acrylic on canvas

$17,000

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Komi Olaf, Danfo and Moluee, 2020

48" x 60"
Acrylic on canvas

SOLD

 

Komi Olaf, Self Isolation, 2020

40" x 40"
Acrylic on canvas

$23,000

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Nathan Eugene Carson

www.nathaneugenecarson.com

@nathanecarson

 

Nathan Eugene Carson (b. 1980, lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario) received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. His drawings and paintings have since been shown at Verso Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Gallery One, and the Drake Hotel in Toronto. Carson’s work was also featured during the AGO First Thursdays in partnership with the RBC Emerging Artists Projects and StreetARToronto. In 2016, he was part of an exhibition titled Ponto , the first of several held at Oswald Gallery, Hamilton. Other group exhibitions include Free Fall (2016) and Worked Over (2017), both at Oswald Gallery, and 100 Paintings (2019) at The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario. His most recent solo exhibition, Cut From the Same Cloth (2021) at THE Power Plant Gallery, comprised of paintings shedding light on narratives that weave together themes of Black identity and history, personal memories, and charged symbolism. 

 

Nathan Eugene Carson, No Man Curse, 2021

12" x 24"
Mixed media on paper

$2000

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Nathan Eugene Carson, Fluorescent Figure, 2021

18" x 24"
Mixed media on paper

$2000

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Nathan Eugene Carson, Long Distance, 2021

18" x 24"
Mixed media on paper

$2000

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Kanna Anigbogu

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@kannaanigbogu

 

Kanna Anigbogu is a Toronto-based Nigerian artist with a distinctive style of linework and gestural imagery. His work combines movement, overlay, playful experimentation, Igbo inspiration, and mystery to tell stories rich with ambiance and feeling. Kanna creates imaginative abstract pieces on the human condition, spirit, and the wonders of everyday life.

 

Kanna Anigbogu, 'I do loose' Intuitive cube series (6 of 6), 2021
24" x 24"
Digital on print paper

$650

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Kanna Anigbogu, Oja Monument series (6 of 6), 2021

24" x 36"
Digital on print paper

$750

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Kanna Anigbogu, 'Struggle', 2021

24" x 24"
Digital on print paper

$650

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Gerda Boateng

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www.gerdacreates.com

@gerdacreates

 

As a self taught artist my goal is to use my illustrations  and paintings to express a different standard of beauty. By showing Women of colour that we are art too. I create art that is meant to focus on the beauty in our “flaws”, whether it’s based on negative perceptions perpetuated by our community/ media, or our own insecurities that have developed within us over time. My art showcases these physical insecurities beautifully, by combining portraits and abstract line work to express our uniqueness and freeness. I believe that There is much to admire about oneself if we learn to look at ourselves as art. 

 

Gerda Boateng, Empress, 2021

16" x 20"
Digital painting

$80

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Gerda Boateng, BlueBlack, 2020

16" x 20"
Digital painting

$80

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Gerda Boateng, Glitter Golden, 2021

16" x 20"
Digital painting

$80

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Raoul Olou

nintheditions.com

@raoul_o

 

Raoul Olou is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, whose work focuses on home, belonging and archiving the mundane. Recently, Olou was awarded the mayor purchased award from the city of Toronto. at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. He also participated in charity auctions including Art with Heart to support HIV care.⁠

 

Raoul Olou, T.N.M.F

8" x 10"

Oil on panel

$450

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Raoul Olou, Amani

24" x 36"

Oil on panel

$1500

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Raoul Olou, First One

4.5" x 5.5"

Gouache on paper

$300

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Benny Bing

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www.bennybing.com/

@bennybing

 

Benny Bing is a contemporary Canadian artist. His vibrant hues embrace the complexities of race while highlighting the uniqueness amongst us all. His latest collection, BLOOM, explores themes of blackness and beauty, celebrates the humanity of the black female form, and reinforces ideas about individuality and self-love.

 

Benny Bing, HANESHA Original, 2020

48" x 60"
Acrylic on canvas
$6,500

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Benny Bing, ADANNA Original, 2020

48" x 60"
Acrylic on canvas
$6,500

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Benny Bing, KENYA Limited Edition, 2020

30" x 40"
Acrylic on canvas
$850

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