Harlem-based visual artist Reginald Rousseau, is proud to announce his upcoming Atlanta exhibition “Bare Truth”. The exhibition will be held at the Southwest Art Center and will run from June 24 thru July 15, 2022. The exhibit will feature 15 newly completed representational portraits that celebrate black life and highlights the various archetypal roles that help define the culture.
With his signature “composited blending” technique, Reginald’s acrylic paintings incorporate vibrant colors, decorative patterns, and multilayered textures. “Ultimately, I want my paintings to provoke a wide range of emotions in the viewer: joy, frustration, confidence, humor, and passion.” says the artist.
About the Artist:
Reginald Rousseau is a Haitian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Harlem NY. His works contain an array of iconic signifiers aimed at bridging cultural divides within the African diaspora. Although his current “composited blending” style is primarily self-developed, Rousseau studied Studio Art at the City College of New York. Through experimentation with both traditional and digital art methods, the artist has created his own lane. He described his works as “an artful layering of Haitian art that also embodies both Art Nouveau to Modern Abstraction.” In 2018, the artist became the Chief Visionary/Owner/Director of the Underground Gallery + Studio.
“The focal point of my work has always been to articulate my unique experiences as a black man and connect with the viewer in relation to our shared history and it’s rich racial, social, spiritual, and even political complexities.” – Reginald Rousseau
Title: Bare Truth Exhibition
Artist: Reginald Rousseau
Opening Reception: June 24 2022 5 – 7pm
Where: SouthWest Arts Center : 915 New Hope Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Arts Center Manager: Salondia Aveni
Curator: rEN Dillard