With the internet being important for how today’s world functions. Social media has thus become an oasis for artistic expressionists. Kaylan is part of the new generation of African diaspora artists uniting digital technology with artistic expression.
LOST IN THE ISLAND is the title the Canadian artist goes by with her art Instagram account, which looks like an online gallery. Kaylan’s artworks are beautifully constructed outlined of portraits and intricately detailed designs. Her unique portray of a myriad of subjects being a symbolic form of figurative expressionism. The artist displays an impeccable eye-catching utility of hue arrangements like patterns.
Apart from her impressive colour palette, the art is a reference to her mood of inspiration. She turns personal experiences into something that her audience can connect with. African influences are also very visible and she has reinterpreted her connection to the cultures in her own artistic uniqueness.
Not shying away from collaborating with like-minded creatives, she’s continuously expanding her field of expertise. Her depictions of her subjects transform them into how she envisions them. Her work serves to inspire as her interpretation of these subjects as ‘fighters or dreamers’ as if introducing them to a part of themselves they overlook. Art is meant to inspire and it is these interpretations that allow her audience to look deeper into themselves. With art, not many take the time to interpret artwork whose intentions are not so obvious. It is those with an interest in imagery storytelling that indulge upon her use of symbolism.
Because of the aesthetic appeal her detailed artworks could compliment different popular culture brands. On her Instagram account she has reinterpreted different products with her bold colours and patterns. One can imagine how the stunning artworks would be loved by the market, especially people who appreciate African inspired art .