SPOTLIGHT: Mshindo Kuumba I.: A Functional, Purposeful, Healing Artist

 
African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It’s not dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source of joy. Spreading positive vibrations.
— Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def)
 

Whatever the medium, MSHINDO KUUMBA I., delivers. Whatever his role, art director, visual artist, comics creator, cover artist, dancer, martial artist, we can feel the love, life and power in his works.

 THE LEGEND OF GOLDENCLAW | ART BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I., STORY IN COLLABORATION WITH URAEUS

THE LEGEND OF GOLDENCLAW | ART BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I., STORY IN COLLABORATION WITH URAEUS

We grow as he grows... his art heals...our minds...our hearts...

...down to our toes... :)

 BOOTS HANDPAINTED BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

BOOTS HANDPAINTED BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

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Mshindo reminds us that we not only survive, but thrive in our collective future.

 ANIKULAPO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

ANIKULAPO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

 He has death in his pouch

He has death in his pouch

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Anikulapo has arisen... he is the eternal one... Both story and art by Mshindo.

He combines his magic with yours in his portraits.

 AFUA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

AFUA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

 NONY BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

NONY BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

 CHICA-TEROSO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

CHICA-TEROSO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

 CYNTHIA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

CYNTHIA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

 AREV SAN BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

AREV SAN BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

This is what love looks like. 

 art of mshindo i 2016 calendar

art of mshindo i 2016 calendar

Connect with Mshindo I.:

 self-portrait by mshindo kuumba I.

self-portrait by mshindo kuumba I.

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