Esoteric Urbanism, It was given to me by a dear friend who used the term to describe my art to her son. She said I could have it and I ran with it. For me it has over time expanded to reflect not only my art and creative mind set, Esoteric Urbanism speaks on my way of life as a individual. As with most artists, art has been my way to express my feelings for my own satisfaction and I love sharing what I create with others.
I try to find a balance between decorative art and social commentary. My favorite medium is mixed media collage. There are no boundaries and the possibilities are endless. I find this medium so much fun because I love text and photography and with this medium, I'm able to mixed it up. At the end of the day, U just hope people connect and create art that is full of style and personality. Whether it be a home or a museum, sharing my work so others can enjoy it is the end goal.
The notion of being a Black artist in America is interesting to me. My identity as a Black man often offers me a unique perspective. When looking at the world that at times marginalizes African American culture and at the same time praises the culture, I find these nuances inspirational and a source for subject matter in my art. To navigate these conditions as a artist gives viewer a unique opportunity to address those conditions...if I choose to do so.
It's a strange world and I feel very blessed to be able to contribute my unique visual interpretation of this world we live in. I feel power in the ability to contribute to changing things for the better. I feel at times a responsibility to not only decorate the world, I feel I have the power change the world we live in. Art to me is a resourceful and beautiful weapon. I'm so happy that art is my weapon of choice."