If there’s one thing you can do from anywhere, it’s make art.
You don’t have to travel far (or at all) to be able to create inspiring artwork, and enjoy the work of others. As part of our new ‘Lockdown Live’ series, curated in partnership with Martell, we’re highlighting some of the country’s most talented artists—from illustrators to musicians. Joining us next on Tuesday, May 19, is illustrator Markus Prime, who’s made waves in the industry and even sparked some controversy over his no-nonsense creations that astutely address social issues.
Known on Instagram for his sex positive comic strip Oh Nah., Prime was originally recognized for reimagined characters like Mario from Super Mario Bros. and Finn from Adventure Time as black women. He turned this series into the book B.R.U.H. (which stands for Black Renditions of Universal Heroes) where he sheds light not only on the melanin-deprived works of the industry and his peers, but the underrepresentation of women in these roles as superheroes.
Now, Markus Prime will take you through the process of designing his comic strip style illustrations from scratch, live on our Instagram next Tuesday, May 19, at 6pm!
The following artist that’ll be taking over our live feed after Prime will be R&B singer Dylan Reese on Friday, May 29. Since releasing his first tracks in 2010, the LA-based artist has worked with a number of notable names such as Paul Wall, 24hrs, Futuristic, Outasight, Ye Ali, and The Holdup, among countless others.
Reese has a sound that ranges from soul striking R&B to heavy hitting boom bap raps that has led to his success in touring nationwide with Katastro and his recent album release of pretty pretty. And on Friday, May 29, at 7pm you’ll be able to hear some of his newest music in a live gig on our Instagram feed!
Each week on Lockdown Live, talented local creatives will take over our Instagram live feed, bringing you beautiful music or teaching you something new in the kitchen. On Friday, May 8, DJ Mad Skillz took over Secret NYC’s Facebook Live for an epic concert—and we can’t wait to show you what else we have in store.
You can catch up on past Lockdown Live performances over on @martellofficial’s IGTV.
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Lockdown Live has been curated in partnership with Martell.
Also published on Medium.