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.
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.
IM PROUD TO UNVEIL MY NEWEST EXPRESSION I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR SOME TIME NOW AND IS FINALLY COMPLETED. I CALL IT “LES EXPRESSIONISTS PENSE” IT IS A PIECE THAT MEANS ALOT AND TELLS A STORY. CHECK IT OUT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
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.
THIS ABSTRACT PIECE I WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON TONES PROGRESSING, THE FALL FOR ME BRINGS A CERTAIN PROGRESSION AND FORWARD THINKING AND I THINK THESE ARE THE COLORS IM ATTRACTED TO AS WELL. THE FALL BRINGS THE LEAVES AND BRINGS CHANGE WHETHER YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH IT OR NOT. THE TITLE COMES FROM A MILES DAVIS TRACK OFF OF THE MILES IN BERLIN ALBUM THAT I WAS LISTENING TO WHILE COMPLETING THIS PAINTING. ITS MEANT TO BE PERCEIVED HOWEVER YOU SEE FIT. THE PIECE WAS COMPLETED WITH ACRYLIC PAINT AND SOME PASTELS ON MIXED MEDIA. THE MEASUREMENTS ARE 17X14.
NEWEST ABSTRACT PIECE IVE CREATED TITLED SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING WAS DONE WITH ACRYLIC PAINT ON MIXED MEDIA AND IS 20X16. I TITLED IT THIS BECAUSE LIKE WITH SOME PAINTINGS I DO ONCE I HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT IT AND I START ACTUALLY PAINTING BY THE TIME THE END RESULT IS EVER REACHED THE ENTIRE IDEA PROBABLY HAS CHANGED THEREFORE SOMETIMES HAVING ME FORGET WHAT IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, OH YEA IT WAS “SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING”
THIS IS MY NEWEST ABSTRACT PAINTING THAT I TITLED AFTER MYSELF. THE TITLE COMES FROM A MILES DAVIS SONG TITLED BLUES FOR PABLE OFF OF MILES AHEAD. THE MUSICAL NOTES AND THE BLUE BACKGROUND VISUALS WERE MORE INFLUENCED BY THE ALBUM JOHN COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES WHICH WAS PLAYING WHILE I WAS PAINTING. SO IN TURN I HAVE THE TWO GREAT MASTERS TO THANK FOR SUCH PLEASING INSPIRATION. THIS PIECE IS 12X9 AND WAS DONE IN ACRYLIC PAINT ON MIXED MEDIA.