is an American painter. The conceptual basis of his work has to deal with the history of black representation, particularly in the realm of historical and traditional portrait painting. It is not a prominent occurrence for the black body to take presence in the history of painting, therefore, when the black body is present in the work, the product becomes rather abnormal. The racial demographics of these figures become more important to the viewer, rather than their presence as a figure in a particular space. The inability to see the black body solely as a figure in space, has in some terms created a subcategory in the art world known as “Black Art,” as if it need not exist in the respective oeuvre of work that it belongs to.
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