Art:21 - Kerry James Marshall

The subject matter of Kerry James Marshall's paintings, installations, and public projects is often drawn from African-American popular culture. A striking aspect of his paintings is the emphatically black skin tone of his figures, a comment on the invisibility of blacks in America and the unnecessarily negative connotations associated with darkness.

Kerry James Marshall is featured in the Season 1 episode “Identity” of the Art21 series “Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

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