Nomes Dee Zambia

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Zambian illustrator Naomi Doras—aka Nomes Dee—is fighting back against art history’s Eurocentric bias with fluorescent works inspired by global cultures. Drawing on Afro-futurist tradition, Japanese anime, her own Zambian background, and hints of pop culture (iPhones and CupNoodles make appearances) she crafts alternative realities inhabited by multicolored protagonists with glowing, pupil-less eyes. Many of her subjects are emerging musicians, positioned as if posing for selfies. On WePresent, Nomes opened up about her wide-ranging influences and the romance of creating alternate realities.