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Clarence Heyward
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

My work is simply about people. I use portraiture and figures in a hybrid visual language to reveal the relationship I have with the world in which I live. The works feel familiar, yet distinctively different than “traditional works of art”. The images of African American people are often coupled with simply worded messages, intended to start a dialogue, yet open to interpretation.  My paintings are visual commentary to both past and current events. I use paint, collage, and drawing to visually narrate stories of people, preserving them for future generations.

www.clarenceheyward.com

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