African mask-inspired chrome paintings by Brooklyn-based artist

African mask-inspired chrome paintings by Brooklyn-based artist

Drawing inspiration from historical African sculptures, Kip Omolade‘s latest series of oil paintings is all about chrome and solid backgrounds.

Titled, “Diovadiova Chrome,” the Brooklyn-based artist’s new works discuss contemporary identity, luxury, and immortality. Each piece features a mold taken from a model which is then produced in resin. Then, layers of chrome-y goodness are applied coupled with artificial eyelashes. The process ends with tall, hyperrealistic oil renderings that serve “as a conduit between the spiritual and natural world,” writes Omolade. Check out some of the works below and find more on Instagram.

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