In Introspective Paintings, Artist Ocom Adonias Explores Narratives of Blackness

Fusing history with the political and social contexts of today, Ocom Adonias’s body of work interprets the experience of moving through the world in a Black body. His vibrant, realistic paintings portray people in ordinary moments of ritual, solitude, and bonding, honing in on individual narratives to convey a broader message. “I’m particularly interested in the global conversation of what being an African and what being Black means, history, and the representation of the Black figure in the contemporary sense,” he shares. More

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