Bluecoat: Jamaican Pulse Artist Talk
Artist Talk: join Jamaican artists Di-Andre Caprice Davis and Leasho Johnson to hear them discuss their work, which revolves around the politics of gender.
Jamaican artists Di-Andre Caprice Davis and Leasho Johnson are undertaking a two week residency here at Bluecoat this summer. The artists will be delivering a talk discussing their work, its themes, and politics. Both artists produce socially conscious artwork, which revolves around the politics of seeing and ownership of the male and female body.
Di-Andre Caprice Davis uses digital media and photo manipulation in her artwork, creating looping collages of still images and video. Although the imagery she uses is often highly personal, the artist creates works that are open to individual interpretation. By using hypnotic animation techniques, Di-Andre Caprice Davis’ artwork mimics the rhythmic movement of the human body.
Leasho Johnson’s work is inspired by street-art or graffiti, with influences in graphic and pop-art. By juxtaposing cartoonish with realistic images, the artist aims to explore social issues. His paintings can be seen as a commentary on the life of modern Jamaican men. His work also explores the disturbing and contentious issues people living in the country may face.
Di-Andre Caprice Davis and Leasho Johnsons’ residency at Bluecoat is in partnership with the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and New Local Space, Kingston, Jamaica.