Aislinn Finnegan

Aislinn is a Zambian/Northern Irish illustrator based in London where she is reading a Masters in History of African Art in London. She uses portraiture to empower and aim to normalize and represent Black female narratives in the art world using an Afro-futuristic approach by placing them at the center and forefront of nearly every piece.

 

Her work celebrates Blackness in all its beauty and power and challenges Western beauty standards with each Black female being specifically adorned using influences from contemporary and traditional African/African diasporic hairstyles (exploring the versatility of Afro hair), ornamentations and makeup. Applying a minimalist approach, she uses the contrast of black, white and earthy colors to highlight the intricacy and detail of the line work and patterns that symbolize and explore intersections of individual identity and aesthetics. 

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