Messiah Brown: Art That Opens a World of Revelation

1/10/2020 “Shattered Ploy” 16×20 by Messiah Brown

From time to time, the art world welcomes an artist who opens a whole new realm of revelatory truth. In recent times, a new artist has risen above the crowd and established a strong presence and identity in oil painting and other forms of media. His name is Messiah Brown, who hails from Brooklyn, New York, and offers a fresh take to modern art. 

Messiah is an emerging artist whose passion for the arts is contagious and evident. What he loves most is the opportunity to express his feelings, thoughts, and musings through different forms and ways. Messiah began his creative journey as an actor but would eventually collide with a love for oil painting, which would become his primary medium of choice. As his art evolved, he would increase his collection of pieces that provided depth and realizations to viewers and collectors all over the nation. 

While learning visual arts, primarily on his own accord, Messiah would realize that art would become a significant portion of his life. It would overtake his acting and bring his life into a new trajectory. Today, his art is featured in many parts of New York City and various digital platforms. His artwork entitled “Liberty in the Stars” recently appeared on the May 2021 issue of Beyond Words, a literary magazine with a significant following and a robust virtual presence among poetry and creative painting circles. 

What sets Messiah Brown’s art apart is the raw authenticity it carries. As a person, the artist loves authenticity, especially when it isn’t forced or manipulated. He explains that it’s the only way to value truth in life. On many occasions, art would be more than a passion or hobby for Messiah as it provided a redemptive effect on his life. “Art has saved me from several downfalls and contradictions from outside influences,” shares Messiah. “I will continue to prosper in my journey as an artist.” 

Most of Messiah Brown’s recent artworks have been focused on the sexual expression of a queer perspective. His art shows the feminine figure, and he paints them in a surreal nature to signify the out-of-body revelatory work that sexuality does to a person. He also incorporates a lot of fashion into his art as he draws inspiration from the varying styles from different eras. Messiah enjoys diving into history to draw out and revive the beauty of art from the past. “I like a novelty with a little tradition,” he explains. “I’m also into incorporating heightened awareness in some pieces with the third eye. My art is to relieve the world of negative energy and not bring pain. So my goal is only to create beauty even if you see a monster on the surface.”

Messiah Brown is also a firm believer in the law of attraction and lives by the creed. He seeks autonomy and destiny as he desires to gain more liberty through his creative journey. The artist doesn’t shy away from risk as he continues to step out of his creative boundaries to try new things. He allows his dreams to form his art as he constantly records, breaks down, and decodes them into creative expressions. While pursuing art isn’t always as easy as he wants it to be, Messiah continues to persevere and works hard to develop more transformative art for others to enjoy. Follow his work by checking out his Instagram account.

Jean Robert Edouard Jr Makes His Mark With Visual Art

Art has always held a special place in humanity. Much more than a mere aesthetic, an artist’s work sometimes serves as a message or one of the most profound expressions of self – each piece of art an additional thread to the endless tapestry of our time on earth. Jean Edouard Jr., like many before him, has added his thread alongside that unique group of people who bring color and a vibrance to the world.

Jean Robert Edouard Jr, better known by his professional alias “O’skoo,” is an aspiring artist, muralist, and painter whose passion for art is exemplified not only by his unique artistic interpretation but in the way he motivates and supports other young individuals to break the mold and explore their own creative and artistic talent. As an artist, Jean primarily identifies with the Visual arts, which, according to him, allows him to express the full range of his emotion and skills through design, drawing, jewelry, fashion, painting, and decorative art.

Right from when he was young, Jean has found inspiration in his day-to-day activities, drawn from music, poetry, dance, and even from the local kids on the basketball court. That streak has evolved into an individualistic approach that has become the hallmark of his artistic identity – a fluid style that he adapts to suit each rendition of his work. “I never liked the idea of mass-producing my art … because I believe that everyone should have something different when it comes to my art pieces.”

Another distinctive trait of this exceptional artist is the heart that goes into his craft: He states that the entirety of his work as a creative are products of much more than his abilities or flair. Jean unadulteratedly empties himself into everything he creates, irrespective of the project. The work becomes an embodiment of the artist, and as such, he remarks that everyone who owns an art piece made by him will always have a part of his love, sweat and heart.

Jean Edouard Jr. has set out to make a difference, to reshape the artistic sphere with his art, one project at a time. He has taken up the challenge to not only light up the world with his imaginative fire but to ignite that same fire in others – particularly in up-and-coming artists. He is passionate about inspiring them into the unwavering pursuit of their dreams and unearthing everyone’s unique artistic voice.

The 32-year-old artist and father has already begun leading his son in his footsteps. Despite a significant amount of time spent producing art, Jean Edouard is a dedicated father who loves spending time with his son and has formed a father-son artistic partnership with him since he was a toddler. “He likes to paint like me, and I make sure he is around me when I am painting, or if I go to art shows, galleries or museums.” Jean loves getting messy, goofing around, and having fun with his son, and although being a father comes with its accompanying set of challenges, he has discovered that, like art, patience is the key.

In the coming years, Jean hopes to own an art gallery that focuses on underground artists and musicians, helping to bring their talent to the limelight. He hopes that through his life and craft, he can continue to spark others’ creativity and become a beacon in the industry.

To learn more about Jean Edouard Jr. and see some of his art, connect with him on Instagram.