KEMAR SWABY’s is a visual communications graduate from Edna Manley School of the Arts in Jamaica. His exhibition, KARMA VIPAKA, showcases how different generations may view political and social spheres of life. Kemar seemed to be one of the standout artists from the open house as other friends who visited the college noted that I …
To me, he is everything an artist dreams to be; carefree, hardcore, indulgent, creative, specifically selfish, inquisitive, uncaring, crazy and frikkin rich off art! I admire him for many reasons and often wonder if he had stayed around a little longer would he not accept that to many people he is as an Art God.
Therefore, it is not quite clear who if it was King Stitt or Daddy U-Roy who created the toasting style. Here are a few more interesting points about these two pioneers:
He’s turned virtually anything into something artistic, recycled and decorated by himself and he was more than happy to show us the different elements that connected to make his Jamaican oasis come alive. Its a mecca for tourists, locals, artsy people and if you’re there and you dont look in awe…something is seriously wrong with you!
Art in Jamaica: KEMAR SWABY, Edna Manley School Class of 2010 Posted on April 19, 2011 by zmecca KEMAR SWABY’s is a visual communications graduate from Edna Manley School of the Arts in Jamaica. His exhibition, KARMA VIPAKA, showcases how different generations may view political and social spheres of life. Kemar seemed to be one of the standout …
The countrymen and women would prove that they are the REAL SURVIVORS by creating self sufficient communities with farming, hydroelectricity, home made weapons from scrap metal and even a musical style that has thrived without Western help.
Come and see entire communities running on hydroelectricity with coconuts as the main resource for oil, petrol, soap and more. The Bouganville Revolution did that!
Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel were ‘bakkled’!
It is equivalent to saying “JESUS WEPT” in the holy grail of everything Jamaican music.
Abbebe’s paintings are quite shocking if you’ve never seen a birth happen, more so if that birth wasn’t a natural birth, you might actually be surprised at what you see. He experienced 2 natural birth with his “Empress” and thought so much of the process that he honors it with 5 painted canvases.
While his art is most definitely his reality, he is not unaware of the social position that he takes on by being an artist.
If you ask me for my favorite Jamaican video director right now im going with Daniel “SteezyFresh” Simpson!!! I found SteezyFresh by way of Matic‘s “BMF remix”, thought it was a hot video and sought out the creative mind behind it. I didn’t have to go any further than the Navino and Deablo “Look What Dem Start/Drag Queen” to be 100% sold on Steezy.