This piece is about the colored man. Mysterious he is. What motivates him to go on despite the fact his color makes him a target in society. What rules has society put in place for the colored man to follow ?
Walk this way, talk this way, be accepted by your counterparts. My colored man accept the gold Ora that surrounds you. Listen to the stories of your ancestors colored man. Search for the truth don’t let it find you. Have a curious mind. Be vigorous in your attempt to show the world that the world isn’t just black and white it’s more then that. It’s about all the colors.
This piece is the first piece I have completed for 2016 and is a symbol of the type of pathway I’m trying to reach within myself and with the people. Done in oil stick, acrylic paint and oil pastels.
“American Psycho 1”
is a piece I’ve been working on for some time it is inspired by a lot of things in American culture particularly a certain type of culture, the one of the yuppie. American Psycho happens to be my favorite novel for different reasons but one them for sure is the way it depicts the American Yuppie and their way of dealing with the issues of the world and what they think of them and how it affects them. To me this is all intriguing and I decided to make 1 of many pieces that will be inspired from the novel. I call this American Psycho 1. This piece was done on canvas and paper.
ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD COMES FROM THE APPRECIATION EITH MY SURROUNDINGS AND FINDING THE SUBTLE YET RAW BEAUTY THAT IS HIDDEN IN EVERY CRACK AND CREVICE.. THE VISUALS FROM A HOOD MUCH LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE ON TV.. OCCUPIED WITH DISMAY AND HOPE WITH POLICE AND STRUGGLE WITH TRASH AND VACANCY.. WITH BROKEN DREAMS AND THE BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS.. THIS IS ITS ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD AND TO ME THE HOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD.
(These visuals reflect my personal observation and a small glimpse into the East New York, Crown Heights and Brownsville neighborhoods in Brooklyn. All areas I’ve lived in one time or another in my life. Hope you and enjoy and stay Woke)
THE RECENT SENSELESS MURDERS OF BLACK MAN BY THE HAND OF THE SUPPOSED JUST AND THE FACT THAT NO REAL JUSTICE CAN BE GIVEN TO THESE MURDERED BLACK KINGS. I THINK TO MYSELF WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON IN THIS CRAZY WORLD RIGHT NOW. THE HOBO SIGNS REPRESENTS BELONGING TO A CERTAIN GROUP OF OUTCASTS AND HAVING A WAY OF TALKING AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THE NORM THE CONFORMIST THE SUPREMIST CANT TRULY GRASP AND UNDERSTAND. I PARRALELL THAT WITH THE NEGRO MAN BECAUSE THEY HAVE MANY SIMILARITIES IN THAT RESPECT. THE FIGURE REPRESENTS THE NEWEST BLACK MAN KILLED BY THE LIKES OF A COP IN 2015 IT SOUNDS CLEASHAE BUT I REALLY WISH BLACK MEN WERENT DEMONIZED AND PROFILED IN SUCH A WAY. THIS PIECE WAS DONE WITH SPRAY PAINT AND OIL STICK ON CANVAS. HOPE YOU ENJOY.
THIS VISUAL GALLERY COMES COURTESY OF ME TAKING AN AMBITIOUS ACT ON A HOT ASS DAY TO GO AND SEE THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION THAT KARA WALKER WAS HAVING AT THE ABANDONED DOMINOS SUGAR FACTORY RIGHT HERE IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK. THANKFULLY I WENT ON THE VERY FIRST DAY IT OPENED NOT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT AND I HAVE TO SAY I WAS ASTONISHED. THE TIME AND EFFORT IT MUST HAVE TAKED TO COMPLETE SUCH A TASK IS TOO LARGE TO THINK, BUR I WILL SAY THIS I HAD AN EMOTIONAL BOND WITH THE SCULPTURES AND STARTED THINKING OF THE HORRIFIC AND PAINFUL STORIES THAT WENT ALONG WITH THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SUGAR WORKER. NEVERTHELESS I WAS INSPIRED BECAUSE TRACING THE ROOTS OF SUGAR IN AMERICA AND ITS INDUSTRILUZATION ONTO THE AMERICAN POPULATION HAS LED ME TO MY OWN ANCESTRY AND ALL THE WORK AND DUES THEY PAID TO KEEP THINGS A LITTLE SWEETER IN A COMPLETELY NOT SWEET SITUATION. BELOW YOU WILL FIND MY VISUAL FINDINGS OF THE EXHIBITION FROM THE SUMMER ALL SHOT WIHT A CANON REBEL EOS 2OOO 35MM FILM CAMERA. HOPE YOU ENJOY AND LEAVE FEEDBACK.
CHECKING IN WITH MY FIRST POST FOR THE NEW YEAR. THIS PIECE WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR AND A SURGE OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS. LAST YEAR I HAD THE PLEASURE OF CREATING ART IN A MEDIUM I WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH AND WAS STILL ABLE TO SEE RESULTS BY HAVING SOULS REACT TO MY WORK AND GIVE ME POSITIVE FEEDBACK. THIS PIECE IS A REPRESENTATION OF MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS AND AMBITIONS I HOOPE YOU ENJOY AND STAY TUNED TO SEE WHAT COMES IN THE FUTURE.
BLACK MAN BLACK THOUGHTS IS AN EXPRESSIONISTIC PIECE IVE DONE RECENTLY THAT IS A COUNTER AND A CONTINUATION OF AN EARLIER WORK I HAVE DONE TITLED “BLACK THOUGHTS” I WANTED TO SEE WHERE MY EMOTIONS ANDF FEELINGS WOULD TAKE ME IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING THIS PIECE WHICH TOOK ABOUT 2 DAYS TO COMPLETE. THIS IS A PIECE I AM EXTREMELY PROUD TO SHARE AND I HOPE YOU DIG IT. THIS PIECE WAS DONE WITH A MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE ON LARGE MATTE FOAM BOARD. THE MEASUREMENTS IM NOT SURE OF BUT ITS PRETTY BIG.
THE NEWEST PAINTING IVE CREATED IS TITLED “CALL IT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL” I TITLED IT THAT BECAUSE ALOT OF TIMES I AM CREATING ART BASED OFF OF HOW I FEEL AND I NORMALLY LET THAT EMOTION TAKES ME WHERE IT MAY BUT RECENTLY I HAVE THOUGHT ALOT ABOUT BEAUTY AND LIFE AND ALL OF THE LIL PLEASURES WE CAN GET OUT OF APPRECIATING ALL THE BEAUTY IN OUR LIVES. THIS PAINTING IS 18X18 DONE ON CANVAS WITH ACRYLIC PAINT. ENJOY AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
Excited and proud to finally unveil my newest piece. This piece like all means a lot to me but I have to admit there is something sweet about making a piece this large. It took me approximately 2 nights to finish it and was done with a mixed technique on cardboard. The subject matter of the piece is a scattered universe of sub-conscience thoughts. To me it’s reassurance of my place in this world and a defining moment in my artistry, I’m an artist and I’ll never stop creating. Ever. This piece is called “BLACK THOUGHTS”