Dr. Anthony H. Brown, MFA, Ph.D,

Dr. Anthony H. Brown, MFA, Ph.D,

Artist Statement:

I currently focus on art as a vehicle for exploring the black experience. To do this I look to exhibit Art’s psychological effect of a black experience as a source of reflection, projection, and healing. Its artistic image, sound, and movement enact our natural senses to laugh, cry, smile and dance.

ARTistic creation is an individualized expression, sometimes deeply personal, and sometimes a shared experience done by many. It’s a psychological individualized response interpreted to be something moving, new, and reflective. Art is considered unique when believed done by people with special talents or gifts.

  • Talents are learned skills, methods, and techniques one acquires and improves through hours of practice and doing. These persons generally continue the same skills, techniques, and approaches in every demonstration of their talents. Thus, one’s talents can become a ridged display of artwork where every image/s looks the same. We define this as a style or pattern of which identifies that person’s use of their talents.
  • Gifts are unexplainable nuance abilities that extend beyond talents (the use of techniques). Gifted persons tend to be innovative, unbounded to static methodologies, one that has an astonishing range of vision and insight. These persons generally do not apply the same approach to every demonstration of their gifting. Thus, the gift becomes an original display of every new artwork and less a style of the person’s use of their gift.

Centuries ago, images were used as a communication method and to document what is now historical events. Today we continue the belief that visual imagery was a form of entertainment akin to music and dance. So much so that we call just about everything seen, heard, and thought of as the ART of visual, heard, and felt sensation.

Variations of Self as a Portrait

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