26-year-old art student Kajahl Benes is an Italian-American, Afro-Caribbean American, Cali-born artist and paints characters in a strange hybrid of traditional West African and American fashion. 
“My paintings explore the racial, social, and psychological subtleties of both African and African American cultures. While this orientation provides a creative process for a journey of self-discovery, it also imbues my work with, what I believe to be, a special quality.”
- Kajahl Benes
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26-year-old art student Kajahl Benes is an Italian-American, Afro-Caribbean American, Cali-born artist and paints characters in a strange hybrid of traditional West African and American fashion. 

“My paintings explore the racial, social, and psychological subtleties of both African and African American cultures. While this orientation provides a creative process for a journey of self-discovery, it also imbues my work with, what I believe to be, a special quality.”

Kajahl Benes

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#DepictingAfricans #Depicting Africa #African Americans #Black culture #kajahl benes 
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