Andre Leon Gray
Raleigh, NC


Artist’s Statement

I am an advocate for social change and spiritual growth in mind, body and soul.

My artwork reflects my concern for humanity's progression by questioning and examining the impact of history and present conditions that influence current social trends, self-identity, Western standards of beauty, consumerism and race relations in America and abroad. I am interested in creating a thought-provoking experience and to encourage a dialogue among a diverse audience on the subject matter within the artwork.

My process primarily involves using recycled and reclaimed items and mixed media techniques such as assemblages, drawings, installations and paintings with non-traditional materials, which I refer to as eye gumbo.

Eye gumbo is a visual meal for the mind, thickened with a roux of black culture, marinated in social commentary and seasoned with consciousness.

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