A live-work studio-gallery in Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada. 

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‘ALAAMA – The Collection

‘Alaama (she knows)

‘ALAAMA is a solo exhibition that explores the artist’s vision of feminine divinity.
Through a series of mixed media paintings that experiment with calligraffiti, the work represents an expression of Sufi Islam.

 

 

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40th Anniversary

Commissioned portrait for a 40th Wedding Anniversary Celebration. Painted live at the anniversary party.

Javid. Mixed media on wood panel. 48″ x 48″

 

‘ALAAMA – SOLO SHOW OPENS AUGUST 23


‘Alaama originates from the Arabic verb for knowing, ‘alama.

The exhibition consists of a body of work that explores the artist’s vision of feminine divinity. Through a series of mixed media paintings that experiment with calligraffiti, the work represents an expression of Sufi Islam.

 

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‘Alaama – The Story
SHOT & CHOPPED BY BLACK IRON GIANTS.

Cinematography by Danilo “Cinematic” McCallum and Chris Ak.
Edited by Danilo McCallum
Music from “Draw The Line” by Zaki Ibrahim
Paintings and Voice over by Javid (JAH)

 

[IN THE CUT] Artist Spotlight: JAVID from Char Loro on Vimeo.

Javid is a Toronto graffiti and visual artist and an aspiring architect. This piece explores his inner thoughts and feelings behind the creative process of what he does as he produces an entire new piece one warm, sunny day in his home studio in Kensington Market.

Directed, Produced, Shot and Edited by Char Loro.

This is a segment from a half hour hip hop show pilot titled IN THE CUT that was created and produced by Char Loro, Zanana Pinas, Soko Negash, Chloe Azimian, Lindsey Addawoo, and Jules Legal.

 

 

 

HER WORD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Painting at York University, Nov 2011.

36″ x 60″. Mixed media on canvas.

 

SOLD

 

ZeeBra

Live painting at Afrofest, July 2011. 26″ x 60″. Mixed media on wood panel.

$999

Inspired by “Creature” by Fela Kuti.

This painting was featured in Ian Kamau’s track: Cocoons – click here to see video.

 

HEEYA ‘ALAAMA MMM!

Commission for Mendhi!Masala!Masti! Festival. August 2011. 4′x7′. Mixed Media.

 

Process I

Process Piece I

JAH x Danilo

aerosol, marker, acrlyic, ink on wood

30″ x 30″

SOLD

 

 
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