• Jeremy Bell, Do We Make, 2014
    • Jeremy Bell, Do We Make, 2014
    • Kings of MEWE
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    • Kings of MEWE
    • The Crate 1 of 999
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    • The Crate 1 of 999
    •  7foot by 8foot crate that turns any location into a photo shoot.

       

      I wanted to create a space that could activate one’s own inner confidence and act as a conduit for social engagement.  Everything from the fabric to the portrait in the background was specific.  Each element exhibits a particular attitude or status.  I was aiming for implicit royalty.

    • Princess
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    • Princess
    •  36x36x3in portrait

      Material:  Charcoal, Acrylic, Oil paint, Spray Paint, Sharpie, Scented wax over wood

    • Building America
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    • Building America
    •  Performative Act in which I used my body to construct my own reality.

 

72% of African American children are raised in a single parent home, most by a single mother. I myself was one. What does this lack have on said children? To whom do they receive their notions of manhood, womanhood and self-worth. Looking at family structure as an entry point for conditioning, I explore mans susceptibility to influence. I attempt to undermine stereotypical representations by presenting alternate representations grounded in substance. 

 

Starting with the matriarchal family, I use painting and drawing to combine abstraction and representation to create sensual contemplative divas that defy the male gaze. Preserved in scented wax, they become avatars, resonant with my associations of black women. By mixing participatory instillations with aestheticized imagery, I construct matriarchal realities that explore mans malleability via influence.  The installations generate dialog and elicit a sense of privilege by surrounding the viewer with objects that are synonymous with privilege and cultural binaries. To create alternate representations I use contemporary artist and American culture to create photographic narratives. These constructions exist between classical painting, Egyptian godhood and popular culture.

 

My work conflates cultural binaries to reveal and construct realities. The combination of binaries, undermine cultural hindrances, which illuminates possible emancipatory existences.

 

 

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Visit me online @ JeremyGBell.com

 

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