"Glory", Self Portrait| Oil on Canvas| 120x162cm| 2020 Glory Samolly Regal, Black Aristocrat Art, gloryology, blackaristocratart, National Gallery, Degazine, London

"Glory", Self Portrait| Oil on Canvas| 120x162cm| 2020

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     Dear Archives is a Feminist series of portraiture paintings which narrate of Black/ Asian woman in colonial settings. The purpose of this series is to assess the feelings of Black/ Asian women towards embracing their British identity, having been brought up in the United Kingdom, Europe or post-colonial countries. These portraits seek to shed a new perspective of Black/ Asian woman in historical portraits, a bold reproach to the derogatory reputation of ethnic woman in historical portraiture. Additionally, my objective is to re-condition the negative mindset of Black/ Asian women towards art history, a mindset programmed by the curriculum and mainstream media.


     The concept of juxtaposing the unserious/ sarcastic persona of the ‘staged’ subject with the conservative or ‘posh’ aura plays a significant technical role in addressing how ethnic women feel about their British identity. 18th century costume juxtaposed with contemporary brands specific to ‘Black-British’ culture helps break the chasm between ‘Street’ and ‘Conservative' Britain. The use of floral wallpaper relief ornaments the paintings, embellishing them without the use of an ornate frame.


    I began this series out of frustration of derogatory representations of ethnic people in historical portraiture, but particularly women. In grand galleries like the Tate Britain, National Gallery or Thyssen-Bornemisza, black/ethnic people are portrayed often as the 'servant’, ‘exotic object' or 'un-named' subject'. This seed of social-conditioning brings about the low-esteem of ethnic citizens.  I aim to re-write this unfortunate portrayal, empowering the way black/ ethnic women view themselves in 'art history'.

"Glory", Self Portrait| Oil on Canvas| 120x162cm| 2020 Glory Samolly Regal, Black Aristocrat Art, gloryology, blackaristocratart, National Gallery, Degazine, London

"Glory", Self Portrait| Oil on Canvas| 120x162cm| 2020 (detail)

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The Nuanced Architect in thought glory samjolly, dear archives, blackaristocratart, bijou harding, bijou creates, b_hardx UCL, Black Aristocrat Art

The Nuanced Architect in thought| Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020

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The Nuanced Architect in thought glory samjolly, dear archives, blackaristocratart, bijou harding, bijou creates, b_hardx UCL, Black Aristocrat Art

The Nuanced Architect in thought| Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020

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Mia Rodney glory samjolly, all bits knit, lady mia and the  politics of hair, purple braids ombre hair, african hair, Black aristocrat art, chelsea UAL degree show, social and political, Dear Archives, blackaristocratart

Lady Mia and the Politics of Hair| Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020

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Mia Rodney glory samjolly, all bits knit, lady mia and the  politics of hair, purple braids ombre hair, african hair, black aristocrat art, chelsea UAL degree show, social and political, Dear Archives

Lady Mia and the Politics of Hair| Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020 (detail)

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"Her Highness The DJ", Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020 Samboleap Tol, Glory Samjolly, Sammy, artist, curator, and DJ, CSM Central Saint Martins, Dear Archives, Black Aristocrat Art

"Her Highness The DJ", Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020

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"Her Highness The DJ", Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020 Samboleap Tol, artist, Glory Samjolly, Sammycurator, and DJ, CSM Central Saint Martins, Dear Archives

"Her Highness The DJ", Oil on Board| 100x120cm| 2020 (detail)

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the honerable young lady inspecting her crown, glory samjolly art, Theona Shola Olaitan-Ajiboye samjolly, girl with crown, black aristocrat art, mixed race, child model aleksandrinasirakova, actor dancer, Dear Archives

The Honourable Young Lady Inspecting Her new Crown| Oil on Board| 80x100cm| 2020

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the honerable young lady inspecting her crown, glory samjolly art, Theona Shola Olaitan-Ajiboye samjolly, girl with crown, black aristocrat art, mixed race, child model aleksandrinasirakova, actor dancer, Dear Archives

The Honourable Young Lady Inspecting Her new Crown| Oil on Board| 80x100cm| 2020 (detail)

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Glory Samjolly|Dear Archives, Her Cheekiness, Derin Smith on the throne chair 2019, Black aristocrat woman in red suit, Derin_xo, National Gallery Degazine 2020, Black Aristocrat Art, blackaristocratart

Her Cheekiness| Oil and Wallpaper on Canvas| 65x80cm| 2019

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Glory Samjolly|Dear Archives, Her Cheekiness, Derin Smith on the throne chair 2019, Black aristocrat woman in red suit, Derin_xo, National Gallery Degazine 2020

Her Cheekiness| Oil and Wallpaper on Canvas| 65x80cm| 2019 (detail)

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dear archives paintings. Her Gracefulness, Zamar Nadine Samjolly. Black women colonial. aristocrat, glory samjolly, nu child, zamarnadine, Black Aristocrat Art, National Gallery Degazine

Her Gracefulness| Oil and Wallpaper on Board| 90x65cm| 2019

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dear archives paintings. Her Gracefulness, Zamar Nadine Samjolly. Black women colonial. aristocrat, glory samjolly, nu child, zamarnadine, Blackaristocratart, National Gallery Degazine

Her Gracefulness| Oil and Wallpaper on Board| 90x65cm| 2019 (detail)

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Glory Samjolly | Dear Archives. The Athlete 2019. Emi Valentine. Mixed raced royal women. Black aristocratic art , Regal portraiture. emi__valentine, National Gallery Degazine

Her Majesty the Athlete| Oil and Wallpaper on Canvas| 80x100cm| 2019

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Glory Samjolly | Dear Archives. The Athlete 2019 Emi Valentine. Mixed raced royal women. Black aristocratic art , Regal portraiture. emi__valentine, National Gallery, Degazine

Her Majesty the Athlete| Oil and Wallpaper on Canvas| 80x100cm| 2019 (detail)

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Endrina Ibrahimi dear archives glory samjolly, middle-eastern, dear archives glory samjolly, Albanian, Blackaristocratart

The Honorable Women of Slayage in their study| Oil and Wallpaper on Linen| 80x100cm| 2020 (Endrina)

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Zamar nadine samjolly dear archives, dear archives glory samjolly, girl with jordans glory samjolly, globe zamar samjolly, blackaristocratart, Black Aristocrat Art

The Honorable Women of Slayage in their study|  Oil and Wallpaper on Linen| 80x100cm| 2020 (Zamar)

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Glory samjolly in ruffs, dear archives, glory samjolly  18th century costume, black aristocrat art, globe, National Gallery, blackaristocratart, black aristocrat art, Black Aristocrat Art

The Honorable Women of Slayage in their study| Oil and Wallpaper on Linen| 80x100cm| 2020 (Glory)

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The Honerable Women of Slayage in their Study dear archives glory samjolly, the honerable women of slayage glory samjolly art, black aristocrat art glory samjolly, globe

The Honorable Women of Slayage in their study| Oil and Wallpaper on Linen| 80x100cm| 2020

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"Glory", Self Portrait Time Lapse

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