Awol Erizku received his B.A. From The Cooper Union in 2010, and completed his M.F.A from Yale in 2014. His exhibition debut in New York City was in the critically acclaimed exhibition, Art², which placed his work alongside Duane Michals, Roe Ethridge, Richard Prince, and Roy Lichtenstein at The FLAG Art Foundation in 2011. He is part of renowned national collections, including the collections of Amy & John Phelan, The FLAG Art Foundation, The Mott-Warsh Collection, Jason Wright, Geer Mountain Holdings, and Nancy L. Lane.
Actualité Beyoncé et Awol Erizku : la photo à 9 millions de likes Beyoncé est la nouvelle reine d’Instagram. En l’espace d’une journée, une de ces publications s’est octroyée le titre honorifique de « photo la plus likée de tous les temps ».
Il faut dire que l’occasion était trop belle. Mercredi 1 février, la chanteuse a annoncé sur le réseau social qu’elle et son mari Jay-Z attendaient des jumeaux, déclenchant instantanément une déferlante de réactions. Un tsunami digital de 8,5 millions de likes et plus de 400,000 commentaires en une seule journée.
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we t... Exposition Hasted Kraeutler presents « The Only Way Is Up » by Awol Erizku
Hasted Kraeutler presents The Only Way Is Up, an exhibition of new photographs, sculptures and installations by Awol Erizku, beginning June 19 and running through August 15, 2014.
Awol Erizku is a cultural collagist, a creative synthesizer bridging eras and cultures, unifying the vocabulary of the art-elite and the New York City streets, the high and the low, the past and a very singular present. The Only Way is Up takes its title from a Quincy Jones record he often listened to with his parents as a child—an album whose message was to empower and uplift.
Although Erizku’s work abounds with signifiers and indicators of African American culture, it speaks more broadly to a universal quest for self-discovery. Paramount among his interests is the re-contextualization and re-purposing of ready-made obje... Exposition Awol Erizcu s'expose chez Hasted Kraeutler
Awol Erizku's photographs reference classical art works to include models of color in order to emphasize, and draw attention to the lack of racial diversity represented in art history.
Erizku creates images such as, Girl with a Bamboo Earring, 2009 in which he replaces Johannes Vermeer's Dutch sitter, in Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) with a contemporary African-American woman. Growing up in the Bronx, "the negativity that went on in my community made me want to paint a positive image of the people who might not necessarily fit the stereotype. Going to a school that didn't necessarily reflect the kind of people I lived around and grew up with also made me want to make images that best represented the people I saw on a day to day basis but weren't glorified in pop culture."...