Inspired: Robert Pruitt’s Women at Studio Museum Harlem


While in New York earlier this month, I made sure to pay a visit to Studio Museum Harlem, an institution dedicated to showing the work of artists of African descent and work inspired and influenced by black culture. So, if Afri-love were a brick-and-mortar space …

Dreams aside (for now), the feature exhibition was Robert Pruitt: Women – a series of larger-than-life conté drawings of black women. As the official description goes: 

"Combining elements of science fiction, hip-hop culture and comic-book graphics, each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic—a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth."



I really enjoyed the scale and boldness of Robert's portraits, and how there is personality, playfulness, surrealism and gritty reality in his women. Multi-dimensional! Sounds about right. 

Check out Robert Pruitt's website to find out more about him and his work. The Robert Pruitt: Women exhibition ends October 27, 2013 – visit the Studio Museum Harlem website for more information.


All art by Robert Pruitt.




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