We accept submissions to t'ART online on a rolling basis and would love to see your work! Find out how to submit and what we are looking for here.

t'ART online: March Edition
Photography

Asafe Ghalib

I’m a Brazilian activist, based in London, who produces visual content for the LGBTQIA+ community. The theme of my work is to capture moments of people with an historical context, to convey that Queer people have always been here, but that we have been historically mis-represented.

This year I was one of the winners and the Story cover for British Journal of Photography “Ones to Watch” from 2021 and recently, the Creative Review editorial team selected me as one of the photographers that have made an impact over the past 12 months as their Zeitgeist winners.  

I began to feel a sense of community when I started to see that it was possible to express my gender, without it being dictated to me. We have been taught to fear the things that could potentially set us free. I don't care about society's expectations, I just want to be me. 


Finding my self-expression gave me a voice. I want to use my it to speak to everyone, and raise awareness and hope for the ones ahead to come, for future generations to live and express themselves authentically. The continuing legacy of the LGBTQIA+ community is that we are not just fighting for ourselves, but for everyone. 


We all have a responsibility to create an environment for our young people to carry on growing; where they can be themselves, and not fear people who are different to them.

Instagram: @asafeghalib

Prints

Moatzart

I am Alexandra Motiu and I make art under the pseudonym Moatzart, as a printmaker and illustrator.

 

I have a lot of experience working in the arts and culture sector, with a focus on marketing, sales and event management.

 

My work has pop art and surrealist art humour with an old masters' feel. My background is painting and printmaking. I am influenced by Dadaism and Surrealism, and my work is revelatory of internal struggles through disturbing imagery, as the grotesque and carnivalesque is endlessly fascinating. I aim to make hauntingly beautiful work that will stay with the viewer for a long time. I love stories, myth and folklore, and a lot of my work is very illustrative. Ultimately, people are and will always be my main inspiration.

 

I make limited edition linocut and wood engraving prints, as well as drypoint etchings and monotypes using a printing press. I also have an array of different products such as T shirts with some of my funkiest designs, totebags, notebooks, bookmarks, stickers and more. 

Instagram: @moatzaart

Music

Jess Fitz

Pop songstress Jess Fitz has dropped You Said No, an empowering ode to being better off by yourself than with the wrong person. The combination of funky bass line, disco strings and Jess’ signature intimate lyrical style create a smooth pop bop that could easily soundtrack a character in a film’s epiphany moment that they’re better off without that idiot who rejected them anyway.

 

Produced by Sophie Ackroyd (Beth McCarthy, lleo, Kings Elliot) and inspired by dance-pop powerhouses Dua Lipa and RAYE, Jess elaborates:

 

To be honest, I get rejected by love interests pretty regularly. It always stings, but I’ve realised that ultimately it’s their loss, and I’d rather be alone than with someone who’s not right for me. So the song is a celebration of that rejection, and how you can be happy and fulfilled even without a romantic partner in your life. Self-love baby!

 

Known for her big hair and big voice, Jess Fitz is a London-based queer pop artist influenced by iconic female voices including Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse. Since releasing her debut single in 2020 Jess has had support from BBC Radio 6Music and BBC Introducing; surpassed 100,000 Spotify streams on a string of independent releases, and has performed at iconic London venues including The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott's.

Instagram: @jessfitzmusic

Art

Ella Devi Dabysing

Ella Devi Dabysing is a British abstract practitioner of English and Indian-Mauritian descent from South London. She attended the prestigious Manchester School of Art graduating in both Fine Art & Art History. Ella’s artist career has seen her exhibit her works in various exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She has also contributed illustrations for well known online publications such as gal-dem and BRICKS. Ella's practice is playful, wildly ambitious, and pushes the norm into abstract territories using colour and form. Her main focus of work looks to capture strong women that can command their space and control the viewer's gaze. Ella does not just capture these women's exterior but pays homage to their interior too.

Website | https://www.elladevidabysing.com

Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/elladabysing_art/?hl=en

@elladabysing_art

image0 (1).jpeg