My artwork raises challenges popular images and representations that inform the reading and performance of Black male masculinity. By engaging various stereotypes and misconceptions about Black men–both those imposed and those assumed–I attempt a critical intervention with regard to the way these images shape our perception and understanding.
My approach is interdisciplinary, and includes various expressions of "Blackness." I employ elements of Yoruba (Ifa) spirituality, the somatic attitude of hip-hop bravado, and the philosophy of the Négritude movement to re-member the fragmented Black body. In mining the Black experience both historically and contemporaneously, I can dynamically engage this theme with work that though rooted in the Black experience, provides meaningful engagement across all walks of life.
My works take the form of paintings, videos, original music and performance-based projects with each medium allowing me to articulate various nuances around the theme. CLICK BELOW TO VIEW A SERIES