Newsome, Rashaad
Born in 1979 in New Orleans, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA
Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, sculpture, video, music, computer programming and performance, to form an altogether new field. Newsome is best known for his collages housed in custom frames. His work is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power. Using sampling, he crafts compositions that surprise in their associative potential and walk the line between intersectionality, social practice and abstraction. Newsome’s works opposes cultural essentialisms. He has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world his work is in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Studio Museum, New York City; National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Washington D.C.. In 2010 he participated in the Whitney Biennial, New York, USA.
Rashaad Newsome, The Art of Immortality 1, 2017, Collage on paper in custom frame with leather and automotive paint, 173 x 173 x 10 cm. Courtesy De Buck Gallery