DEDICATED TO THE CULTURAL PRESERVATION OF THE AFRICAN AESTHETIC.
Cultural Anthropologist & Africanist
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Having done work for the likes of Cee Lo Green and Snoop Dogg, Haitian-born Serge Gay Jr is an accomplished graphic artist whose paintings are influenced by popular culture. On his work, he says, “I love to showcase that journey from being born a Haitian then moving to America in the hopes of “the” American life at the age of three and the changes that comes along with that. Coming from a small island to the big New York, then later to Miami, that journey, having to adjust and trying to find ways to fit in. It made a good story for my art. English was not my first language; therefore art became my new way to communicate.”
Illustrations by Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.
Trailer: Cesar Chavez! ”Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association” (Hope Hollywood does this one right)
Algeria, August 1973 [source: vintage national geographic scans] Hands gleaming darkly with the indigo dye that colours her robe, a woman of the Tuareg- wandering Berbers of the Sahara- clasps her traditions close. The incised brass key marks her as guardian of the family’s saddlebags.