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Artist Maasai Tabari
2013-Present Portfolio
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New York , New York - United States
Mixed Media & Collage - Other/Misc.

I am an artist influenced by many artists of the 80's in New York City and this is my place for new wrk and digital exploration. My work tells the story of human vulnerability, and the use of color to express beauty mixed with emotion.

Check out my recent blog for my next upcoming show or new work. If you are interested in anything you see, contact me via email or phone. See the website below.
phone: 213-458-8268
Artist Blogs

Hard times
Hello folks, I've been neglecting my online sites. These are hard times and it has been a challenge to keep up with some of tasks. I appreciate all the visitors that come by.

The Liberator Magazine (out of NY) is printing an article about my work. I hope you purchase a copy or go to there website to read it.


Artistic Progression
The other day, I was doing a sketch on paper, in my sketchbook, with a pencil and then I found myself trying to expand the picture like I would on my tablet. I realized I've completely changed my way of interacting and perceiving how I create art.

I really had to laugh at myself; and then ironically, I took a picture of the sketch and re-did the drawing in a digital format - I thought, this is crazy, but my new way of creating; and I accept it completely.

Look out for my new series of digital paintings!

Artist Maasai
Artist Rees-Tabari (ART)

Headed to the unknown
At our core, somethings can never be changed; yet, we will always be artists even in death.

Online Store
Artwork on everyday practical items for sale. These items are one-of-a-kind limited production of her artwork.

When the art image has reached its production limit (5-10 pcs), then it will removed from the store and no longer be offered. If you want something you really like keep that in mind.

Thanks in advance for visiting the site.

Roots of an Artist
At the age of eight, I started creating detailed ink drawings of urban building and street scenes; at the age of ten my mother enrolled me in life drawing classes, at the Arts Students League on 57th St. in New York City.

I attended one of New York's top math and science engineering high schools, Brooklyn Technical High School, (in New York City’s downtown Brooklyn) where I was enrolled in the Interior Design engineering program and I went on to study painting and sculpture at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).

After attending SVA for 2 ½ years, I took a year-long sabbatical, traveling throughout México to paint landscapes. This trip, introduced me to great painters, such as, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera that I still admire.

I was also influenced by many contemporary Afro-American artists, such as: Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlette, Tom Feelings, and Jacob Lawrence; as well as, artists of the 80's and 90's including, Keith Haring, and Jean Michel Basquiat.

More Blogs
6 posts total
Just Me - Digital Image - Various - $Starting 40

2014-01-22 13:12:59
New stuff to see, if we are looking!
2014-01-02 13:27:54
Another day, another breath, another creative idea, another painting made in another new year.
roman gasowski
2012-10-15 18:12:04
Thanks for your comment, I equally like your colors and afrocentric perspective, my newer series is along the african spirits middle passage direction. check out my show coming Nov 18th. Bed-Vyne Gallery. Keep the work alive.
Roman a/k/a/ RAGSKI
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