Updated: Jun 18, 2022
Passion and Power, Antoine Hart's work is soul provoking. His skill, content and use of colour, infuses harsh realities and inequalities, whilst shining a spotlight on unheard voices.
'To Many Problems'
Can you share your artistic journey so far?
I have been creating art all my life, from a young child I had a chance to go to a famous school for the arts, but I was scared of be away. I ended up going to the neighborhood school, got involved in the streets and the rest is history.
I always loved the ARTS, I would try to dabble by but nothing too much until 7 years ago, God spoke to me and told me I can do it. I have been praying and painting almost everyday, sometimes 5 / 6 times a day.
My daughter was killed 5 years ago and I put all my love for anything in my artwork. It's the only real thing that keeps me whole in life...artlife always...one love.
'Red Sky and Purple Rain'
'Coming From Work on the Cotton Field'
'How are you of God Walking on the Backs of Others'
What artists inspire you to create? I love the old artists of our past, William H. Johnson... I prayed to see the vision Basquiat saw. I love so many artists, male and female. I love to see other artists sharing and spreading the love of ART...
'God made it all'
Your titles are profound, want comes first the title or the art? Thanks, both. Most of the time I sit down to a blank canvas and just feel something, or want to express something in my mixed up mind lol. I then just start painting and come up with a name once I start looking at it hard.
What emotions do you wish to spark with your Art? I just want people to see a vision or a story, I paint happy or sad, truth or lies that was told to us...I try to wake people up.
I put my heart and soul in my artwork and the pain I have from the killing of my first born...my heart...Anaiona always missed and loved...one love...
'The Day He Got Took To America'
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