ANGELS AND HEATHENS

ANGELS AND HEATHENS

2017, Acrylic paint, 30”L x 40”W

DIAMONDS AND SPADES

DIAMONDS AND SPADES

2018, Acrylic paint, 24”W x 36”H x 3/4” D

STARS AND BARS

STARS AND BARS

2018, Acrylic paint, 30”W x 40”L

WORKS ON CANVAS - 2017- 2018 Outliers Series

In this series, I explore what it means to be a part of two different worlds, and while occupying both, not really belong to either.

 

Many times, in my life as a black man I have felt like I had two identities and wore two faces: neither of them being the real me. The subjects i paint, like me, are surviving in the
physical space created by our own doubts and insecurities. In America, we walk the tightrope between fear and emulation; being hated and being sought after; going pop or staying underground.

 

I use color, shape and pattern to represent the idea of different codes of conduct in different environments. Black & white interplays with bold patterns and colors that never quite mix.

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