Oya Arts Pretty for a Black Girl ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 80 X 60 CM
£400.00

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Pretty for a Black Girl

£400.00
Pretty for a Black Girl
Pretty for a Black Girl

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Pretty for a Black Girl

£400.00
Model Number: Pretty-for-a-Black-Girl-
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
80 X 60 CM
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Manufacturer: Oya Arts
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This painting is inspired by a phrase that most black women will experience at some stage in their life.
“ You’re pretty for a black girl”

 This is particularly true for black women who choose to straighten their hair or wear weaves. This statement suggests that beauty is based on European standards and therefore by changing our natural selves, we become more acceptable and easier to digest.

Straight hair makes people relax, there is a reason why it’s called a relaxer!

The element of surprise hidden within this loaded statement suggests that black is not beautiful. Therefore, to evoke conversation and challenge these stereotypes  I purposely painted her with white skin and European features whilst retaining her blackness through the texture of her hair.

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

80 X 60 CM

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