Wakeupstar is a creative group located in Downtown Los Angeles. This is our online inspiration board of sorts.



sad, but true lol
  • dynamicafrica:

    "I will not accept an inferior position in the art world. Nor have my art called African because I have not correctly and properly given expression to my reality.

    I have consistently fought against that kind of philosophy because it is bogus. European artists like Picasso, Braque and Vlaminck were influenced by African art. Everybody sees that and is not opposed to it. But when they see African artists who are influenced by their European training and technique, they expect that African to stick to their traditional forms even if he bends down to copying them.

    I do not copy traditional art. I like what I see in the works of people like Giacometti but I do not copy them. I knew Giacometti personally in England, you know. I knew he was influenced by African sculptures. But I would not be influenced by Giacometti, because he was influenced by my ancestors.”

    - Ben Enwonwu

    October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists

    (via madriche)

  • f*ckyeaharcticmonkeys:

    Arctic Monkeys covers Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Down” on BBC R1 Live Lounge

    “When I compose a tweet, I feel like [Rodin] who said, “When I make a sculpture, I just cut away everything that isn’t the man or the woman, and then that’s what’s left.” … You trim, you carve the words such that all that’s left is the most important concept communicated in the simplest, most direct way. And that does not mean using big words.”

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on the craft of the soundbite.

    Pair with Several Short Sentences about Writing

    (via explore-blog)

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