"Shivopia." Ink, Acrylic, and Spray Paint on canvas;  60 × 48 inches

This week we welcome Shiva Tamara, a mixed media artist and designer. Tamara has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from the entertainment world to the fashion industry, and has exhibited their work in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to their paintings, their upcycled apparel and decor pieces are one-of-a-kind items created and produced in their studio by hand.

Upcycled dress, made out of couture fabric scraps. Size small/medium. One-of-a-kind

Tamara’s art explores the intersection of feminism and representations of the nude female form. By reclaiming and challenging traditional notions of beauty, Tamara aims to empower women and challenge societal expectations placed upon them.

“Self Promoting Distraction.” Ink, markers, pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint on Satin; 30×40 Inches

Through their paintings, Tamara strives to depict the female body as a symbol of strength, resilience, and agency, transcending the objectification often associated with nudity. Each brushstroke becomes a celebration of individuality, diversity, and the inherent beauty that lies within all women.

“Ambien.” Ink, acrylic paint and markers on canvas; 14 x 11 inches

By embracing the female form in its unapologetic rawness, Tamara’s art becomes a catalyst for dialogue and a visual manifesto for gender equality.

Hand-painted satin bomber jacket made with permanent fabric ink and paint. One-of-a-kind

 See more of Tamara’s work on her website and Instagram.

Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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