A VICTIM OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, 2016

Basel 2016
Galeria Pedro Cera
Painting
vinyl, silkscreen ink and spray paint on canvas
A VICTIM OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY is an installation comprised of a mural-sized wall work and five large-scale silkscreen paintings. The title refers to Malcolm X’s loose definition of ‘a nigger,’ which functions as a departure point for framing past and potential histories. Based on a series of collages that layer and abstract the titular phrase, the work disrupts the burden of representation between image and text and creates what the artist calls a ‘site of engagement.’