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“SOME BLACK GUY”

  

“Some Black Guy”

Some black guy is actually a piece I created that inspired another piece of mine titled 

“NOTHING”

Some black guy comes as a reaction and total disrespect of the black mans body.. His body isn’t worth anything. He has no real identity. Society views him as sometimes an entertainer, sometimes a genius, sometimes even a father but at the end of the night. His name appears on your tv screen. You don’t bother to remember because you see this everyday. Some black guy killed again. They look at the mysterious circumstances that made him who he is. They wait for him to explode so they can revert back to what they have trained themselves to know. Oh yea Antonio I think his name is I’m not sure I forgot.. Doesn’t matter he’s just “some black guy”

Some black guy is  done in mixed media on 8×10 canvas. 
Thank you.

“NOTHING”

  

NOTHING OTHER THEN HOW ITS NEVER GOOD
                                NOTHING

Comes from certain feelings one has about himself as an artist as a black man and as a vessel of culture so to speak.. I am not interested in labels or movements. I consider myself nothing.. I am nothing.. Just some black guy. A nobody.. But when I leave this place I hope my art will be helpful to young men and women and I hope it symbolizes the fact that a black man who is considered nothing sometimes in society can be something actually.. Something much more.
This piece is 16×20 on canvas done in a mixed media technique I call nothing. Hope you dig it and I hope some of my thoughts and sentences that run through my head spark some discussion in your mind.
Thank you.