Holmes creates captivating paintings that show the visual and conceptual significance of the Black figure. Challenging stereotypes, Holmes explores notions of masculinity, mourning, childhood, and race. His works are filled with emotion and painterly gestures; his figures are often depicted in vulnerable situations or simply engaging in moments of contemplation. Rooted in the lived experiences of Black communities in the United States, Holmes is part of a continuum of painters that explore the human figure in current social and political conditions.
Published: 2023, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
On view August 11–November 26, 2023
Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution Irresistible is Jammie Holmes’s (b. 1984) first solo museum exhibition. Working closely with the artist, this survey is organized by curator María Elena Ortiz.