Robert Pruitt

Haven’t done an art post in a while.  Here’s some randomness:

The biographical statement from the artist’s website:

Robert Pruitt is an artist living and working in Houston TX. He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics. He layers Science Fiction, Hip Hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into layered portraits of his friends and community.

Robert Pruitt’s website can be found – HERE

The drawings of people on his site actually look really good.  The sculptures and staged pictures though are just so predictably random, I’m not impressed.

I’ll admit the Bubblegum M-16 does look pretty neat.  Nothing I couldn’t do with an airsoft gun, $20 worth of gum, a few possible cavities though.

Thoughts?

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