You need to know; Rob Pruitt

Robert Pruitt’sWomen, currently on exhibition at the Studio Museum of Harlem, is a series of 20 portraits of contemporary black women embodying such graceful restraint that they become curative in the present moment.

Drawn on brown butcher paper with conté-crayons, every single one is more majestic then the last. As stated in the description, “each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic — a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth.” Whether standing or seated, they possess a magnetic poise in their hypervisibility that beckons the viewer. Pruitt’s models are his friends and members of his community. His aesthetic influences, a remix of science fiction, Hip Hop and comic books refashion his subjects according to Priscilla Frank as grounded “shape-shifters” with a “cosmic sense of cool”.

Read more:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-athena-ulysse/immeasurable-inspiration-_b_3638885.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/robert-pruitt_n_3618183.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/arts/design/drawings-by-robert-pruitt-at-studio-museum-in-harlem.html

http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/robert-pruitt-women

Also Google’s search engine ^_^.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+Pruitt&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=itxRVO6zNIugyQTu0IGIAw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1600&bih=799#imgdii=_

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: