Big Bold Colorful Statements
Painter Nina Chanel Abney creates large, colorful, almost cartoon-like work that are filled with political statements.
She currently has a solo exhibition at Duke University in North Carolina. Here's a video regarding that show.
While Abney has been compared to Basquiat, I can't help but be reminded of the Chicago Imagists. Which would make some sense because she was born and raised outside Chicago. Below are some pieces by the Imagists. According to her website (which you should check out) her work WILL be on exhibit in Chicago in early 2018.