Artist’s Statement

As a contemporary African American artist, I feel that my images of African American life in the narrative tradition will assist the viewer to clearly understand and appreciate African American Art in the 21st century. Individuals can see through the eyes of the working class people as they go about their daily life. They encounter hard struggles, but there is a reward for a job well done in the end.

As I share my vision of what it is to be an African American painter through my paintings, hopefully the viewers come away with a respective attitude concerning the importance of African American art in today’s society.

John A. Coleman