Conte and Pastel on coffee stained paper
100 x 70 cm

Robert A. Pruitt‘s characters – based on his friends and community members – enter a fantasy world somewhere between a music video, steampunk tutorial and colonial African exploration. He draws imagery from science fiction, comic books, hip hop culture, and images taken from the history of political and social struggle in the United States. Through these images, he creates drawings, paintings, and sculptures that explore the complexities at the center of contemporary black identity.