As an artist, my goal is to celebrate and honor the beauty, diversity and complexity of the African and African-diaspora experience through my paintings and photographs. I believe that art has the power to tell stories and convey emotions that transcend time and place, and I strive to use my work as a medium to connect people to their cultural heritage and to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the richness and beauty of the African continent and its people. My work is a fusion of traditional and contemporary techniques, inspired by the vibrant colors, patterns, and textures of traditional African art and the dynamic energy of urban life. I hope that my art will inspire viewers to see the world in new ways and to connect with the beauty and diversity of the human experience."
Growing up as a white African on a continent that you both love and fear can be unsettling. In a country that doesn't know what to do with you. When I live abroad from her, she calls to me and when I live in her, the world beckons me back. I did not understand these feelings until I created this beautiful series. It made me see clearly who I am and what I feel. I am a man of the world with an African Soul. I'm at peace with myself and about where I belong.
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These studies form the foundation for my larger pieces and art series. They are the result of different combinations of color and texture, providing me with a platform to experiment and refine my artistic style.
I have named this collection "TAPAS" because it offers you the opportunity to savor a sample of my diverse styles and mediums before committing to a complete dish.