Lakwena Maciver via LIB
WOMEN POWER: Life is Beautiful / JustKids pulled Lakwena Maciver from their International Street Art contest’s stack of applicants. "Inspired by the human instinct for adornment and embellishment, their use and power as a means of communication, much of Lakwena’s work is an exploration of how this decorative instinct is outworked in popular culture and within the urban environment," says the post at Life is Beautiful and Maciver's website. Working out of Hackney, London, the graphic artist had a body of large scale work that frames bold text within geometric fields. Her work is a great play off the relationship of signage and social phrases. Commissions include Art Basel 2013 ‘Women on the Walls’ collaborative project. "I Remember Paradise" was her piece for Wynwood Walls / Women on the Walls, the outdoor mural project gallery exhibition that noted the rise of women street artists.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.