The Story - Yusuph Ulomi
Yusuph Ulomi is a Tanzanian American contemporary artist currently based in Pittsburgh PA, he is known for his distinctive depictions of realistic and abstract landscapes.
Using mixed media and highly intricate and detailed canvas drawing techniques, his pieces create a dynamic mash-up of sketching and painting; bringing the beauty of the colorful and the colorless together.
His work conveys and depicts various internal states of the mind that reflect realistic environments, ideas, and feelings of our internal and external worlds. His art also aims to critique the banal and mundane mainstream media values, while equally aiming to inspire a sense of freedom.
Ulomi's journey as an artist has seen his work constantly evolving, becoming more and more sought-after. Inspired by the constant changes in his personal life as an immigrant from Tanzania, and the developmental changes as an artist, Yusuph has fully embraced and adapted the concept of evolving by enabling each of his individual artworks to undergo changes over time.
"With everything in our lives constantly changing, I believe that individual artworks should evolve and transform as time passes instead of remaining the same. My aim is to accurately convey the meaning that art evokes in us over time, by enabling it to evolve and reflect our changing collective and personal values. Overall, the urge to express and share beauty and meaning remains to be the most important fundamental inspiration behind all my art" Y.U