By Alicia Rivera on April 24, 2018
Meet artist Tori Hunter, who is a digital painter born and raised in Oakland, California. When asked about her creative style, her response is usually “I’un even know,” bearing the Instagram handle, @iuneveno. Though Hunter cannot put a specific name to her style, it is likened to “black manga.” When describing her portfolio of works, Hunter says her recreations take “nostalgic or iconic characters from comics or twelve vision and make them Black.” Going beyond the normative perception of Black, Hunter says, “I try to bring all shades into my artwork, as well as skin conditions...such as #albinism and #vitiligo. That way every Black person can see themselves in my artwork and not feel shut out. Every person can be a superhero.”
Hunter sells her work online and at the Oakland First Fridays festival. “When people talk about creating their own business no one ever talks about the financial side. First Friday has helped me get my brand out there. More people will be able to see my artwork and request commissions. Regulars will come and be able to find me and tell friends.” Hunter and the BMJ Art Shop will be joining us for the "Art Is Women | Redux" on May 4th, 5-9 p.m. Come out to support BMJ Art Shop even if you “uneveno” what to expect.