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Re-imagining Faces, Part IV: Chief Z.O. Oloruntoba,Troy Stith, Melvin Way, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Juan Roberto Diago & Martin Honasan

The image pictured above was fashioned by the self-taught Nigerian artist Chief Z.O. Oloruntoba. What follows are several more images of faces  — some by self-taught artists and others by artists with a distinct outsider sensibility — that we recently encountered:

Self-taught artist Troy Stith, The Last Days of the Last Days, Oil on wood panel — as seen at the Outsider Art Fair

Self-taught artist Melvin Way, CL23H, Ballpoint pen on paper with Scotch tape — on exhibit in Melvin Way: The Cocaine Files Dossier at Andrew Edlin Gallery through March 25

The late Ecuadorian artist and activist Oswaldo Guayasamin — as seen at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain

Cuban artist Juan Roberto Diago, Tarraco, Mixed media on canvas on cardboard — on exhibit in Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom at NYU’s King Juan Carlos l of Spain Center through May 4

Self-taught Philippine artist Martin Honasan , Low Entropy, Acrylic and collage on canvas — as seen at Volta

Photo credits: 1, 2 & 6 Tara Murray; 3-5 Lois Stavsky

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