It is often said that art imitates life, as many artists choose to use their mediums to comment on elements of what they see in the world around them. What do you think these three pieces of art say about Jamaica?
Gangstas for Life – Ebony G Patterson
Patterson’s work (part of a series) examines expressions of masculinity in Jamaica’s dancehall culture.
Muddy Waters – Kimani Beckford
“The country is in a bad state and we are not recognising that everything is not OK. We are just going along with what is happening,” Beckford said, explaining the realism in his work.
National Dish – Michael ‘Flyn’ Eliot
A chilling look at crime in Jamaica.
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