I have put together a brief soft introduction about my first Art piece in my upcoming “What is a Woman…?” exhibition. The piece is titled “Women” and it’s part of 19 other pieces in this collection. The full series will debut on my Youtube channel as of Jan.25.2023 of next year. I’m really excited to share not only my two year process behind these works of abstract art but also my intention behind the titles, tones, textures, life changes, and overall emotion I captured to create these pieces in the first place.
This is a very literal way to present such abstract works of art which is unique. I wouldn’t have it any other way since I like to think of myself as the exception to a lot of rules in life and my hope is to inspire others to go their own way, forge their own paths and stay close to their truest selves by following your instincts.
In a side note, there is still a major lack of representation in the Fine Art world for Female Black Artists and all Women of Color from around the world. Specifically in America there is an overall split of 87% male to only 13% female. This breaks my heart that in modern times we are still not being seen or heard equally despite all the tech advancements taking place in the past 20 years.
It’s important for me to present my work independently and to remain self funded at this time in order to prove (to not only myself) to the Art Business world that big gallery representation while immensely helpful is not the be all and end all of Contemporary Artists careers. This is a huge undertaking to try to make space where there is no current space for you to be seen/heard in an industry dominated by Men and most especially White Men but, it’s not impossible.
The fact that Women are starting to out buy Men in the art world shows that there is definitely a shift happening and a new power dynamic that may lead to more balanced statistics in the future. This is my driving force and the biggest fire inside of my heart that keeps pushing me to create and put myself and my work out there. Posting into the wild abyss of the internet to see whom these pieces of art may resonate with and how it makes those people feel.
How does it make you feel?
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