In my solo exhibition at Club Solo, I presented an installation of drawings and books about the larger context surrounding my work. In response, Mr. Motley asked me to make a sequence of images for the Salon.
My body of work enhances the canon of the Arts with images of black people creating their own position in the world – and at times entering into a collective struggle for it. I am a chronicler depicting how the world becomes my world too.
In my work I draw on the European tradition of painting and drawing, on contemporary concepts of image and artist’s strategies, and on the history behind my world of experience as a person with black skin. Drawing on all these elements I composed the sequence of images, presented here.
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