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Natori Pittman

Natori Pittman

GALLERY SUPERVISOR

 

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Natori Pittman a Freelance artist that mainly works in traditional media, favoring pen and ink as well as watercolor. Meanwhile practicing and creating in digital media as well. I was born here in Omaha, and have called the Benson area my home ever since.

 A large portion of my body of work is dedicated to the representation of people of color in Fine Art. My art uses a lot of traditional religious imagery and symbolism but in the context of the black experience.

My influences are both comic artists and painters alike. A large part of my childhood was spent reading comics and looking at illustrative work from artists like Moebius (Jean Henri Gaston Giraud), Junji Ito and Takeshi Obata so my artistic style is very dependent on linework and stylization. As for painting, my influences are very old and classical works as well as more recent painters like Alex Ross, Kehende Wiley, and Norman Rockwell. Growing up I didn’t have many black art inspirations, and even fewer that were women. For a long time, I wasn’t even sure that I could make art as a black girl because I just never saw anyone like me doing that kind of thing. Now, I make it a point to be the kind of person that can inspire black youth to be creative and strive for greatness in the arts.