Packed with allusions to art history and full of rambunctious cartoon energy, Green’s paintings eviscerate the gruesome imagery of racism
Bronx-based painter Jameson Green (born 1992) creates psychological parables rendered in a visual language steeped in the grandeur of art history, inflected with comics and illustration and filtered through a highly introspective lens. Sampling art-historical references ranging from Jacob Lawrence and Bill Traylor to Crumb, Picasso, Goya, Guston, Kokoschka and Rubens, Green creates a form of visual hip-hop infused with tremendous momentum and energy. Since receiving his MFA from Hunter College in 2019, Green has refined his remarkably evolved practice over the course of just three years, boldly deploying the imagery of racism in what he describes as “a representation of corruption in pursuit of power, racial division, bigotry, and through these things personal suffering.”
This book is the first to chronicle the artist’s recent creative output and features his most notable paintings, some of which now reside in permanent institutional collections such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami and ICA Miami.