In Chino’s work, the viewer is initially seduced by a slick surface and playful colors that are defined as hot media. However, underneath these literal and metaphorical layers resides an obfuscated mood and pathos which the viewer can access through subtle observation. What initially appears as glossy pop is slowly checked by something more foreign and tragic.
Curtis Newkirk Jr. is an upcoming artist who uses several different mediums to engage a diverse audience and challenge them mentally and spiritually.
Clayton Smith was born in Hampton Va, 1990. He currently lives and works as a full-time student and artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA. View more of Clayton’s work on his website.