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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, artist

Is He Black Enough?

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, artist

Is He Black Enough? is a response to the controversy around whether or not Obama was black enough. The fear and intimidation that his blackness invokes in some, and the love and pride that it invokes in others— the potency of the color black in this piece expresses the strength Obama’s ethnicity holds.”

Born in Oklahoma City, Tatyana Fazlaizadeh is
a contemporary oil painter living in New York City who works with figures and portraits to create stunning paintings that capture socio-political ideas. Fazlaizadeh’s self portraits capture her strength as a woman which is also what sparked the Stop Telling Women to Smile public art project in 2013.

Tatyana was named Philadelphia Creative Ambassador by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the country and published in the book, Art For Obama.


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