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Hasaan Kirkland
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Artist Statement:
Photographs, magazine images, paste, glue, ink, string, varnish and acrylic paint all assist in the conjuring of my testament, a visual didactic documentary of popular culture, an echo to America’s history and contemporary realities. My own growth as an artist, is filled with constant search to offer something to reflect an adventure about my interpretation and perception of the space I share with the world around me. My use of collage, mixed media and figurative expressionism are inspired by layers of life experiences, lies produced by media, truths experienced in conflict and various contemporary and historical moments in America. These actions have encouraged my visual response to divulge and uncover the layers of my own social cultural questions and it produces conceptual images of identity, entertainment, race, pop culture, history, supremacy and classism.

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