This piece of original artwork comes ready to hang.
Throughout history contributions of minority groups have often been exploited for a myriad of motives. As a result, these groups often lack accurate representation of their culture and its origins. In today’s culture art can act as a vehicle to transform fiction into reality and place the power back in the hands of the ancestors allowing them to reclaim their history and voice.
Detroit, the most densely African-American populated major city in the United States, has often seen its narrative subjugated just like the minority group that resides within its borders. But Detroit lends a unique voice to not only the African-American experience, but American culture as a whole. The fact, that Detroit is a true black city, is where Detroit GRIND finds its unique strengths.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Olayami Dabls - NNII - Rashaun Rucker - Sydney James - Tiff Massey - Tylonn Sawyer
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tylonn J. Sawyer
is a figurative artist who lives and works in Detroit, MI. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art: Graduate School of Figurative Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing & painting) from Eastern Michigan University. He is also the recipient of the Peter T. Rippon Travel Award, independent study at the Royal Academy of Art, London England.
When Tylonn is not painting, drawing, writing, teaching, working as the Youth Program Producer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, cultivating/maintaining healthy relationships, or seeking some new artistic endeavor, he can be found getting approximately 45 minutes of sleep per year....give or take.
Find more from Tylonn Sawyer at tylon-j-sawyer.com
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