Nyame Oulynji Brown is an Afrofuturist installation artist working in the media of painting, drawing, cut paper, blackboards, augmented reality, gaming, and fashion. His work addresses the Black imagination as a space for new ways to perceive the Diaspora as trans-Atlantic, psychic, and imagined—not just through unity and similarity, but by looking at the dynamics of difference. His depictions provide different ways to access African American culture through an approach that seeks social transformation and community revolution.
Brown pursues his complex themes through serial bodies of work, sourcing from a rich legacy of cultural practices and symbols, in which allegories and events interact with visions of future potential to make paintings of contemporary Black mythologies. Brown’s Afrosurreal discourses use cultural practices and symbols from the Diaspora to build worlds of contemporary Black mythologies.