“Juxtaposing unspoiled creativity with a difficult history of colonialism, personal retrospection with participatory components, “Drawing Waves” presents an ephemeral illustration of the state of mind in post-apartheid South Africa.”.Hannah Ghorashi, ‘One Discovers the Avant-Garde in the Pockets of Undefined Spaces’: Robin Rhode on ‘Drawing Waves’ at The Drawing Center. artnews.com 2015
Photo from Breaking Waves, 2015.Tomada del artículo citado.
“Nos gustan lugares que nadie pinte ni quieran pintar. Hay lugares que nos han invitado a pintar pero siempre que llegamos al lugar tratamos de que lo que pintemos se mezcle con el lugar.”. Sandra Fernández, Monstruación en la calle. nkultmagazine.com 2015
“Djan says that these are, “European and American influences, and not what we are doing in Brazil.” Pixação describes the act of making pixo and it is created by pixadores, who are self-taught and often economically-marginalized people.” Gabriella Angeleti, Cripta Djan: The Brazilian Artist Legitimatizing Pixação in the Arts. brutforce.com 2016
“BP: And what’s interesting about that projection to you, as an artist?NMQ: I find that these types of figures are not normally represented in the art world because they are from the ghetto or the periphery of culture. But that doesn’t mean that these people are any less important.”. Bill Powers, ‘Art Derives From Everything in Life’: A Talk with Nathaniel Mary Quinn. artnews.com 2016
Nathaniel Mary Quinn. “Class of 92,” 2015. Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel, paint stick on Coventry Vellum paper, 34 x 38 inches, paper; 40.25 x 44 inches, framed. Photo: RCH | EKH Imagen tomada de: http://art.newcity.com/2015/10/11/review-nathaniel-mary-quinnrhona-hoffman-gallery/
“[…]some were taken by these African-American families, which really speak volumes about — despite one’s economic status — how one wanted to picture themselves, how one wanted to show that nothing would stop them from being a family that despite economic circumstances. They could still dress right, speak properly. So in some ways, part of what is important to us is that this book allows us for the public to look at these images and get a sense of how African-Americans saw themselves.” NPR Staff, ‘Picturing Children’ Shows More Than A Century Of African-American Childhoods. npr.org 2016