Past and Present
- 22 x 32 inches
- Giclee on Canvas
- Limited Edition
- Signed and Numbered
A timeless limited edition work of art by South Carolina Gullah artist Leroy Campbell. This work of art explore the themes of education and Black History. It depicts young African Americans students learning about their rich heritage and all of the great things African Americn have accomplished in the past and the present. Her goal is to make sure the youth understand that the story of their people did not start with Slavery and that they are from a lineage of greatness.
Available as a standard Giclee on Canvas and as a Hand-Embellished Giclee on Canvas. Both versions ship signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity from the artist. Edition Size 125
Image Size: 22x32
Hand- Embellised: $999.00
|Cert. Of Authenticity||Certificate of Authenticity Provided by the Artist|
|Signed||Signed and Numbered by the Artist|
Leroy CampbellThrough nostalgic scenes and universal themes, he illustrates the art of storytelling using melanges of acrylic, paper, tapestries and organic materials. His work is a fusion of art and history that celebrates family and community culture and is sparked by the essence of that which connects all people. Through these archetypes, Leroy Campbell finds his creative voice and tells his visual stories. Stylized coal black figures with elongated necks and no visible eyes, silhouettes “look[ing] inward to the soul” and full lips that, “...speak for the soul even in their silence.” Amalgamated with newspaper collages as a backdrop, the images speak volumes to observers. Uninhibited and unconfined, and with an impetus to ignite spiritual and emotional sparks in the world, Campbell premiered with expressive yet single dimensional pastel smudges. He then evolves, through his patient discovery of using light and shadow, and with layers of text and texture that implicate the multilayered essences of life. His art is meant to socialize with people and provide a dialogue of inspiration. The words and imagery Leroy Campbell composes conveys a unified message which elucidates the commonalities in all of us.
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