Some black guy is actually a piece I created that inspired another piece of mine titled
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.
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.
I DECIDED RECENTLY WITH THE TURN OF EVENTS IN MY LIFE TO PURPOSELY INJECT POSITIVITY AND WARMNESS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE NOT ONLY FOR MY OWN BENFIT AND VIBES BUT FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND ME AS WELL. I WANTED TO MAKE SOMEYTHING BEAUTIFUL. THIS IS INSPIRED BY JAZZ AND LIFE AND WAS DONE WITH A MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE. I 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.
THIS IS AN ABSTRACT PIECE I HAVE RECENTLY PAINTED IN ACRYLIC. I THINK THIS PIECE IS WHAT I WOULD CALL A PURE EXPRESSION AT ITS TRUEST FORM, NOTHING CALCULATED ACCEPT FOR THE ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE AND REALIZING ONE HAS ALREADY DONE SO. ENJOY THIS PIECE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. IT CURRENTLY REMAINS UNTITLED. THE PIECE IS 17X14 ON MIXED MEDIA.
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.
THIS IS A RANDOM SKETCH I DID YESTERDAY AND WANTED TO SHARE, I HAVENT DONE ANY EXPRESSIONZ WITH THE FEMALE FORM SO THIS IS LIKE MY INTRODUCTION. THIS WAS DONE WITH CHARCOAL ON MIXED MEDIA PAPER AS WELL AS ACRYLIC PAINT.