Christal (inspired by Biggie)

Christal (inspired by Biggie)

Christal, a woman with flowing locks is set against a vibrant blue backdrop, adorned with a collage of Notorious BIG, a nod to the iconic rapper's enduring influence. A tribute to the women who grew up under the rhythmic spell of hip hop, their identities shaped by its beats, rhymes, and ideals.

About the Collection

CONSUMING CULTURE

This vibrant and thought-provoking collection of artworks celebrates the rich diversity of Black and Brown cultures from around the world.

But what's striking about these artworks is the deliberate absence of facial features. The women depicted are faceless, yet their presence is powerful and unapologetic. This intentional omission is not an invitation for the viewer to project their own identity or story onto the subject. Rather, it's a bold challenge to the viewer to question why these cultures are often reduced to stereotypes or exoticized when they're stripped of personal identity.

By removing the face, the artist forces us to confront our own biases and assumptions, and to consider the ways in which we've been conditioned to perceive and interact with these cultures. The facelessness becomes a powerful symbol of the erasure of individuality, and the artworks take on a sense of universality, inviting us to see beyond the surface level and to truly appreciate the richness and complexity of these cultures.

Through this collection, the artist presents a powerful commentary on identity, culture, and representation, urging us to rethink our relationship with the cultures that shape our world.