feature: disrupting history, the paintings of titus kaphar

April 24, 2015
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Explore the work of visual artist Titus Kaphar. The acclaimed artist, known mostly for his series of paintings, ‘Disrupted Histories’ interacts with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums; and creates new narratives through cutting, shredding, sewing, rumpling, erasing, and whiting out his work. As the Huffington Post states, he reveals “the materiality and instability of history and the artistic canon, showing that the past is never safe from the present.” Most recently Kaphar’s work has dealt with issues of police brutality as well as the #blacklivesmatter movement. Check out his paintings below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor