Semester of Graduation

Summer 2018

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Studio Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Major influences in my work are most notably derived from the collages of Romare Bearden, paintings done by abstract expressionists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and the multidisciplinary practice of Rashid Johnson. This list of artists has been my influence for the past academic year as a result of personal research, some of which was conducted at the Museum of Modern Art, the TATE Modern in London and Musée du Louvre in Paris. My aim in my artwork and in this thesis is to change the perception of Black people, specifically Black men and boys, and to challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity.

Date

6-6-2018

Committee Chair

Celentano, Denyce

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Painting Commons

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