Oscar Joyo: Chaos / Care

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    This is a continuation of a 2023 mini release, which was under the same name, which sold out in less than 24 hours.

    Oscar Joyo (b.1992) is a Malawian born, Chicago-based artist. His signature style of tribal patterns and vivid portraiture can be described as a combination of Afrofuturism and Afrosurrealism. Joyo’s love for the arts began as a young boy drawing cartoons in Malawi, which continued through his studies at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Life Drawing in 2015. 

    Joyo is active in the mural community in Chicago, having completed murals for several organizations around the midwest, and has collaborated with the NFL, Doc Martens, and Nike, among others, on numerous projects. His work is a love letter to his African heritage and the hope that there will be a better future for people of color.