Kin XXXII (Run Like the Wind), 2008, Conte crayon on paper with attached barbed wire, 30 x 22 1/2 x 3 3/4”
Libations, 1998, Mixed media on wood, found objects
Autour Du Monde, 2008, conte crayon on wood panels with globes
2 8 M, 2008, conte crayon on wood, radio
Whitfield Lovell was born in the Bronx, NY in 1959. Lovell saw his self as “bi-cultural” because as a child his parents had too distant backgrounds he was exposed to. His mother was from the south while his father grew up in Barbados. Within these cultures he was greatly attracted to the remembrance procedures.His focus revolves around African Americans around the 1920s and 30s. He primarily uses paints, oils, and pencil to sketch is pieces and tends to add some sort of material to accompany it. What caught my attention was the most was his use of wood with the drawings, it adds an aspect of texture that to me its very different and it makes the piece original.