Supporting Black Artists Part 2

Cristina Martinez

From a young age, Cristina Martinez' artistic journey was rooted in richness and feminine power of her Black and Mexican heritage. She entry into the art world started with fashion illustration and eventually morphed into broader forms of self expression. I love her self portraits which emote feelings with vibrant colors and texture.

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Dana Robinson

Dana Robinson is a multidisciplinary artist who uses paint, vintage materials and found objects to address the topics around Black female identity, nostalgia and youth. In her abstract series Ebony Reprinted, pages of old advertisements are painted over to remove traces of exploitative and capitalist language to allow for the Black subjects to reclaim their power. I love how Dana smears and presses paint to create texture and abstract detail in these portraits.

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Greg Breda

California native Greg Breda's skillful, cubist-like technique plays with light and shadow in a way that provides a stunning, nearly realistic quality to his paintings. The men and women he paints are expressive and in deep thought - perhaps contemplating something deeper and beyond their current condition or environment.

Mark Clennon

It's hard to believe that is was only 2016 when Mark Clennon first picked up a camera. After discovering his incredible work during the Black Lives Matter protests, Mark has quickly become one of my favorite photographers to date. Whether it's fashion, street, portrait, or documentary style photography, Mark has an innate ability to capture the raw beauty of humanity. If you like his work as much as I do, pick up the latest issue of Time Magazine and buy prints of his work here!

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Ronald Jackson

It was Ronald Jackson's series Profiles of Color III: Fabric, Face, & Form that first drew me to his work. Through his large scale paintings, Ronald captures the complexities of the human experience and the societies that influence them. The floral masks his subjects don in this particular series are meant not to conceal but rather project. The viewer is invited to contemplate the experiences of the person that they are looking at - to look and ponder beyond the mask and into the gaze of his subjects.


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  1. Katherine Funel Eudeline wrote:

    Très colorés et agréable à regarder merci

  2. Sarah wrote:

    Lovely Series!

  3. Janay D. Henry wrote:

    Thank you for this article. I check in every now and again for more Black artists and visuals. Intrinsic work lights up the dense form in my chest and I remember to breathe. I remember our magic. I remember who we are.

  4. Robert Lewis wrote:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome article about supporting black artists! As a student, I am always with the black lives matter protest. Its main goals are stopping police brutality and fighting for courts to treat black people equally. I have learned some information from this website where they share lots of examples and essay ideas about black lives matter and police brutality topics. This topic and movement resonate with me a lot. And your art inspires me to write against police brutality. I really appreciate the author for this great post!