Personage, 2011 - Kenya Robinson

About the Work

About Personage

Artist Kenya Robinson often draws on consumer items to relay ideas of black culture, granting trivial objects an elevated level of importance as a link to broader themes of heritage. In Personage, Robinson uses an ordinary the hair comb as ...Read More
Artist Kenya Robinson often draws on consumer items to relay ideas of black culture, granting trivial objects an elevated level of importance as a link to broader themes of heritage. In Personage, Robinson uses an ordinary the hair comb as a symbol of female African-American beauty. At first glance, the work strikes as abstract, linear, flat, and symmetrical. Closer observation reveals that the intersecting lines are actually overlapping combs of different shapes and sizes. The comb emerged as one of Robinson's primary sources of influence in Hairpolitic: Pursuit of Nappiness, her traveling exhibit, as a tool to shape awareness of the larger implications of these cosmetic objects and their role in cultural identity.Read Less

About the Artist

About Kenya Robinson

Kenya (Robinson), as she prefers to write her name, is a Brooklyn-based artist who addresses popular culture in her work, merging themes of mass consumerism ...Read More
Kenya (Robinson), as she prefers to write her name, is a Brooklyn-based artist who addresses popular culture in her work, merging themes of mass consumerism with notions of social consciousness as well as viewpoints on cultural standards and constructs. In her work Robinson "tweaked gender and racial stereotypes, in pieces involving things like melted Goody combs, synthetic blond hair and women's magazines," according to an April 2011 New York Times interview.Read Less

Personage, 2011

Kenya Robinson

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20.00" x 16.00" $400
Edition of 75

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Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper.

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