Shanielle Monangai

Fine Art - BA (Hons)

Through different modes of representation Shanielle explores diversity in the relationship between African-Black British identity, heritage and multiculturalism, as well as ‘Black aesthetics' in both popular culture and art. Critical and theoretical views of socio-political and cultural issues, along with ethnic identity, are key concepts within the work.

Shanielle's work explores the state of culture, ethnicity and heritage within society, and Black cultural representations - both their absence or presence within aesthetics, lost and found. Within these works, African heritage and customs are explored through the use of traditional patterns, which are reworked adaptations of African textiles. These act as visual symbols which reinforce aspects of the popular cultural idea of identity and ethnicity within Black heritage, culture and aesthetics.