Amani Lewis "Negroes in the Trees #11" Print
Negroes in the Trees #11
16.5" x 11.3" giclee print
Available exclusively with Juxtapoz, only through January 13th, 2021
We are excited to announce a new limited edition print release with Winter 2021 cover artist, Amani Lewis. Their work has been one of the great emerging stories of the past year, with a fantastic and unique combination of painting, collage, and photography. This particular work, Negroes in the Trees #11, is originally a 2019 painting made from acrylic, pastel, glitter, and digital collage on canvas.
"The portraits I paint have to do with following the lines and characteristics of my subject’s body that makes them the person who they are—while also mapping the lineage of that person to the likeness of a topographical map. In my series Negroes in the Trees, I talked about migrations from the traumatic and inhuman treatments that were happening to black people in the South, to places like Baltimore and further north, where they sought refuge. That tracing of their footsteps lies in the blood and the features of all black people today. So it made sense to me to compare migration and lineage to the mapping of natural landscapes, as they are intertwined. My materials consist of tangible and intangible objects like paints and glitter, but also the realities of my subjects and the stories they wish to share."
Each work is printed by The Print Space in London, England
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