Dub Factor: Heroes continues the Dub Factor series I began in 2007 and pays tribute to popular and iconic figures who were an influence when growing up in Guyana.
RBGG Post Black picks up on Eddie Chambers' groundbreaking exhibition The Dub Factor which sought to examine the links between abstract art and a younger generation of Black artists in England. The colors red, black, green and gold routinely appear in post colonial iconography.
These works continue a response to strong memories of a Guyana folk performance in which masqueraders went from house to house on Christmas Day. The carnivalesque characters are metaphors for the resilient people of the African diaspora.
In 2007 I began painting on LP vinyl record album covers, using the images as inspiration and retaining many of them in the final work. Individual works were combined to create large installations.
These works are an ironic take on "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and use various holiday LP vinyl record album covers as surfaces for paintings which are combined to form large installations.
"This twittering world: Contemporary painters celebrate T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets" at Francis Kyle Gallery, London June 14-July 21, 2011. These works resulted from studying the long poem, particularly the quartet "The Dry Salvages".