In The Hood
Portraits of African American Professionals.
Paintings by Cesar Conde
November 15 to December 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 15 from 7 to 10 pm
Cesar Conde is a Filipino-American artist whose work is a series of reflections from his own experience. They are photo documents, timepieces stamped on film, paper, and canvas. These moments moved him towards the direction of social consciousness and action.
“In The Hood – Portraits of African American Professionals.” This project is of large scale paintings done in Technique Mixte of African American professionals, male and female wearing a “Hoodie”. This is to continue the dialogue of “Perception” vs. “Reality”, race-relations, stigmas, images, stereotypes, generalizations. This project was inspired by the tragedy of the 17 y.o. African American teenager, Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year while wearing a hoodie in a Florida neighborhood. "Until we see each other beyond “The Hood and into Humanity”, we perhaps can achieve peace and erase color lines."
Cesar studied at Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy with John Michael Angel , who was an apprentice for Pietro Annigoni. Also, with Master Painter of Technique Mixte , Patrick Betaudier in his atelier in France. Cesar’s old master influences are Carravaggio, Rehmbrant, and Goya. Cesar resides in Chicago and continues to paint in his atelier in Pilsen at Lacuna Artist Lofts where he is Artist-In-Residence.
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