19-year-old visual artist gabriella aka @based718x captivates with technicolor afro-futurist illustrations

October 27, 2016

Meet 19-year-old visual artist Gabriella aka @based718x, a digital artist rendering some badass fan and original afro-futurist illustrations. Gabriella’s technicolor portfolio centers around metaphysical spirituality, energy, and unseen empowerment. Symbols of enlightenment, Pan-Africanism, and the occult adorn the majority of Gabriella’s characters, creating powerful and positive energy, confidence, and Black heritage pride. See some our favorites, down below, and check out Gabriella’s work on Tumblr, right here.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at