feature: the visual biographies of mixed-media artist paul deo
By Eye Candy
August 10, 2015
Take a look at the mixed-media creations of visual artist and AFROPUNK Member Paul DEO – an artist whose work centers on visual biographies, using his art (in the same way as the oral tradition) to tell “inspirational stories”. The New York creative, who began creating art at the age of 5, states: “I create art that evokes the collective, drawing upon ancestral oral tradition as well as threads of modern mythology in order to establish a space for communal dialogue. Essentially, the murals, multimedia projects, sculptures and canvas works are crafted with the vision of telling a story that seeks to engage and inspire absolutely everyone. Lives of people like Martin Luther King, Fela Kuti, Emma Goldman, Romare Bearden, Harriet Tubman, and the Mirabal Sisters are carefully researched, and then rendered. Each study is developed into a visual biography, unfolding pivotal moments in history, and concentrate on themes that heal, preserve, and bond.” Explore below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor.
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