Yoruba Style Sketchbook - Charlie Evaristo-Boyce
Charlie Oladimaji Evaristo-Boyce is an artist and printmaker, native to Thanet. He has explored images and themes from different cultures around the world, drawing from them and finding his own voice as a person of mixed heritage through his printmaking process.
Launched in 2021, The Yoruba Style series is an Afro-futuristic homage to Charlie's Nigerian heritage. The Yoruba people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa and their culture has been preserved through their renowned sculptural artworks of bronze and clay. This series celebrates these ancient artworks, but adds Charlie's distinct twist with modern symbolism, as he reconnects with his ancestors.
"I am connecting with my mixed heritage and merging the ancient African world with the present and the future. I am mixing images and symbols from different cultures and different times, creating new narratives around the theme of afro-futurism. This artwork is a celebration of life, a celebration of youth and of motherhood. A celebration of love and light, a celebration of human achievements and advances in technology."
Watch Charlie create his original Youruba Style screenprint at Resort Studios. Learn about Charlie's process, his inspiration and the meaning behind this colourful artwork here!