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Kazembe Hamadi
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
I was always good at drawing which served me well during a turbulent childhood. As a shy kid I loved cartoons, music and films of all genres. I idolised artists like Bruce Lee and Bob Marley, admiring how even in death one can still be a positive influence on the world and I wanted to do the same. I decided to take art seriously after completing my G.C.S.E’s going onto study Art & Design and Photography at Brentside Arts College for three years. After completing the course I took a year out then enrolled at Thames Valley University (UK) graduating with a Ba Hons Digital Art with Animation. I am now a part-time creative illustrator, graphic designer & animator currently working within the poster design, portraiture and conceptual art fields.

I've been involved in the art, photography and film scene for a number of years, my achievements include winning finalist in the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize art competition, Bronze medallist in the UK Skills art advanced Challenge 2007 and best film poster in the Odeon Short Film competition 2009. In 2010 a selection of my artwork was published for the first time in a hardcover book called 'Virtuoso showcasing talented artists from around the world.’ In 2012 I created animations for London Bus-Tops, a collaborative public art installation project spanning 20 London boroughs to form part of London’s cultural Olympiad for the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013 I won 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition for my poster design for indie comedy Frances Ha starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Noah Baumbach. I created a poster design for indie musical rom-com God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014.

I've exhibited widely around the UK including The National Film Theatre in London, The Trocadero in London, The Hospital Gallery in Covent Garden, Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, Pitshanger Manor Gallery in Ealing, Ada street gallery in Bethnal Green, London and most recently in 2014 with the State of the Art Cinema exhibitions held at the A&D Gallery and The Strand Gallery in London.

As an artist I have reached a creative turning point in my life and plan on making original pieces for as long as I can. I want my work to touch elements that have never been touched on before. My ambition is to move into the film and music industry.
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Exhibitions.

2014 - State of the Art Cinema, The Strand Gallery, London. A free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world.

2014 - State of the Art Cinema, A&D Gallery, London. A free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world.

2012 - London Bus-Tops, London boroughs. A collaborative public art installation project across 20 London boroughs creating a new exhibition space for the public arts as part of London's 2012 cultural Olympiad.

2007 - TVU Contemporaries show, Trocadero, London. Showcasing recent Thames Valley University graduates cutting edge art and design practice.

2007 - Pixel Shake, Ada Street gallery, Bethnal Green, London. BA Hons Digital Arts graduate degree show.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge, Light House gallery, Wolverhampton. Promoting excellence through skills competitions for young artists.

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Art prize, The Hospital gallery, Covent Garden, London. UK’s premier student art competition and exhibition.

2003 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, The National Film Theatre, London. Part of the Yesterday, today and tomorrow exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing schools.

2002 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing Schools.

2002 - The people of Ealing, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An energetic mixture of work that creatively reflects the people of the London Borough of Ealing.
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Awards & Publications.

2013 - State of the Art Cinema 'design a poster' Competition. Winner of 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition for indie comedy Frances Ha.

2010 - Virtuoso. A hardback book showcasing the work of talented artists from around the world.

2009 - Odeon Short Film Competition. Winner of 1st place in the Odeon short film competition poster category for Odeon Uxbridge entry ‘Dummy’.

2008 - Babelgum Online Film Festival. Short film ScreenPLAY short listed into the Babelgum online film festival’s Animation award.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge Art Advanced Competition. Art Advanced BRONZE award for digital painting 'C.G.eye.'

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Competition. Winning finalist award for digital illustration 'In Search of…'
Interests
Ok, so my winning entry to the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition was included in the State of the Art Cinema exhibitions held around London during July and August this year. State of the Art Cinema is a free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association. My poster design for new wave indie comedy Frances Ha (see Gallery for the poster art) was exhibited alongside 70+ other images indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world being released in UK cinemas between summer 2014 and spring 2015. If you love poster art and film photography have a look at my Facebook albums from the exhibitions:

State of the Art Cinema 2014 at A&D Gallery


State of the Art Cinema 2014 at The Strand Gallery

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Creativity, coffee and a tapestry of ideas!
An old idea myself and a fellow friend/artist of mine were conceptualising before he moved to the states, an idea that I, excuse me, we thought is pretty special...but who knows? We'll just have to wait and see but the potential is definitely!

I'm not gonna give the idea away but instead lead your mind in the right direction with a sort of Idealised Synopsis :)

"Tapestry of abstract stories told in mixed mixed mediums and styles with spoken verse and subtitled with a musical score and code as an after thought.."

"No limits imposed!"
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  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: Shortee Blitz on Kiss 100.
  • Reading: The Life of Senna by Tom Rubython
  • Watching: Street Fighter Assassin's Fist.
  • Playing: New Pacman Arcade.
  • Eating: Sausage & chips with Costa Bourbons.
  • Drinking: Pepsi and Brothers toffee apple cider.

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KAZH visual music avatar (GIF)
My personalised animated avatar, K.A.Z.H are my initials. Each frame was photographed, digitally composited and animated with the concept of visualizing an electronic light show within a rhythmic mood or feeling. A visual Kaleidoscopic psychedelic hallucination if you like.

Websites:
behance.net/Yuyanda
yuyanda.cgsociety.org/
vimeo.com/kazimation
youtube.com/Kazimation
yuyanda.blogspot.com

Social Media:
twitter.com/Kazimation
facebook.com/kazembe.hamadi
linkedin.com/in/kazembehamadi
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Moon Rats Midnight Crisis (GIF)
Synopsis:
Cheese is used to bait rats. Is the moon made of cheese? No, that’s just a silly fable but giant space rats do rule over the lunar surface. The only dominant life form from the dark side of the barren rock. As the Tetris Space Shuttle blasts into orbit through the moody midnight sky, shooting stars signals the beginning of the Moon Rats descent to planet Earth below, a never ending alien invasion. One small step for man, one giant leap for space rats!

Created for London Bus-Tops, a collaborative public art installation project on the roofs of bus shelters across 20 London boroughs during the London 2012 Olympic Games. I conceived the idea while walking home one night in the filthy West London suburb of Southall, listening to track 7 'Action Radar' from The Prodigy album 'Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned', looking up to the moon lit sky...

Websites:
behance.net/Yuyanda
vimeo.com/kazimation
yuyanda.blogspot.com

Social Media:
twitter.com/Kazimation
facebook.com/kazembe.hamadi
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The Moon Rats Have Landed (GIF)
Synopsis:
Space Rats do exist. They live on the dark side of the Moon hidden away from view until the invasion of Earth. Their journey through outer space is complete but at a great cost. Thousands did not make the trip, now an endangered species only the strongest of the Moon Rats survive. They lurk in the shadows, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to strike. The sound of city life disguises their presence like calm before a storm. Side by side the Space Rat army stand in formation, salivating over the massacre to come. Gleaming fangs sharpened for war pierce through the darkness, creeping ever so closer. Now it’s only a matter of time!

Created for London Bus-Tops, a collaborative public art installation project on the roofs of bus shelters across 20 London boroughs during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The piece was on show in Barnet, Croydon, Harrow, Bromley, Camden and Hillingdon.

Websites:
behance.net/Yuyanda
vimeo.com/kazimation
yuyanda.blogspot.com

Social Media:
twitter.com/Kazimation
facebook.com/kazembe.hamadi
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After coming across some pretty cool short animations here on DA I've decided to share some of my own loop animations in GIF format. Check it out! 

For more visit:
yuyanda.deviantart.com/gallery…
KAZH visual music avatar (GIF) by yuyanda
KAZH visual music avatar (GIF)
My personalised animated avatar, K.A.Z.H are my initials. Each frame was photographed, digitally composited and animated with the concept of visualizing an electronic light show within a rhythmic mood or feeling. A visual Kaleidoscopic psychedelic hallucination if you like.

Websites:
behance.net/Yuyanda
yuyanda.cgsociety.org/
vimeo.com/kazimation
youtube.com/Kazimation
yuyanda.blogspot.com

Social Media:
twitter.com/Kazimation
facebook.com/kazembe.hamadi
linkedin.com/in/kazembehamadi

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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from cemac and :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be your most successful and creative one yet.
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you! I hope so too :D
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KmyGraphic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for joining on :iconanimatie: .
Pls feel free to submit there  your beautiful work:) (Smile)
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Artist
Happy b.day! :iconwineplz:
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! x
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be your most creative one yet.
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Its been pretty creative, next year even more so I hope!
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Welcome to Abstract-Reality!
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Thanks for the :+fav: on nakadaishimada.deviantart.com/… as well as the comment :D
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