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Andre Gray
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

I am a multidisciplinary self-trained artist. I am constantly exploring and investigating power structures within our world. I synthesize the past with the present into eye-opening commentaries on the concept of race and its impact on social hierarchies. Within my installations, paintings, drawings, collages and assemblages, I appropriate imagery and words from various forms of mass communication—the internet, television, films, book and song titles to comments on social media.

Tar is my signature medium and symbolic signifier, juxtaposed with discarded and reclaimed objects charged with sociopolitical meaning. I forge links between cultural perceptions and race relations to give the viewer a visual meal for the mind.

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