Richard Lewis, Kresge Fellow 2011
This Video is of my great mentor Richard Lewis I find his paintings very inspiring. He gives pertinence to his family and friends in his portraits. They seem to set a very still tone that confronts the viewer in an unannounced portrayal of importance. I truly enjoy searching his canvases for every mark and always find my self surprised with the way the paints sits against another brushstroke or interlocks with another color. His layers of paint create depth that is seen within the paint itself and not the image. One stroke lays on top of the other in such a complex way that it almost seems that each stroke is multiplied just by his skill. A great painter indeed.
check out the link above for the video, it would not let me embed it.
Also I have been slow to update here but there has been a lot that has happened recently. I am a second year officially now at Yale and I have a solo show coming up not to mention a group show at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. I will post all the information on these shows soon as well as some new paintings I have been working on.
If you don't know now you know!!