The Magic of Youth, Embellished #1
DIMENSIONS 14” x 11” MEDIUM glitter and acrylic on archival pigment print
Signed series of 10, 2018Arcmanoro Niles' body of work chronicles his upbringing as a youth in Washington DC and transforms his sitter's otherwise mundane neighborhood settings into illustrations of the complex, multifaceted narratives within his community. By rendering his subjects so that they occupy the entirety of the canvas, Niles elevates their presence and enhances their power through his characteristic usage of blisteringly vibrant hues. Alongside his portraits are mischievous shapeshifting characters, which the artist has dubbed "seekers," personifying forces external to the focal narratives, like a Greek chorus reflecting on the tender interpersonal dramas rendered within the compositions. The results are multidimensional narratives which hold root firmly in the reality of the domestic interiors and exteriors of Washington D.C.'s urban landscape while transcending beyond into the psychological and metaphysical.
In our new exclusive series by Niles, he has embellished a series of 10 prints from his edition "The Magic of Youth" with an additional tactile layer of shimmering glitter and gold paint, adding a new dimension in which his community can shine.
Each work contains unique variants as created by the artist in his Brooklyn studio.
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