"Art Hoe describes self-reflexive work made mostly (but not exclusively) by people of colour to address issues of race and representation in art."
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Since the early ages until now, there seems to be a lack of diversity when it comes to famous artists and their subjects. How many POC artists do you know of? How many world-renowned paintings or drawings have you seen that featured and highlighted the beauty of black women? Would you even say that POC are well represented in art?
Created by Mars (@sensitiveblackperson), the Art Hoe Collective stresses the importance of empowerment especially for those who feel marginalized or feel as if they’re treated as “minorities” such as people of color. This newly found group of young women challenge social injustices such as sexism, racism and other kinds of discrimination through creating art relatable and appealing to the youth today. What started as selfies with artsy backgrounds and words/scribbles overlaid on top of them became so much bigger and more meaningful as people soon came to realize that this movement might actually start a revolution.
It’s a creative and inclusive space for those who feel underrepresented or for those who just want to share their art with the world whilst sending an important message. From collages, edits, to poems, Art Hoe Collective is a friendly place to advocate empowerment for you and for others. In a Buzzfeed interview, co-founder and Toronto based artist Jam says, “[By doing this] we’re forcing ourselves to be included. We’re creating a new dialogue where we can be whatever we want in the art community because it’s finally on our own terms”.
Check out the Art Hoe Collective on instagram and tumblr
- Reign Gonzales