April 2nd, 2019
Kishan At Popop
The Popopstudios art community welcomes artist Kishan Munroe, who has taken a studio at Popop for a few weeks… just until mid-January. He is already busy working on his next project. Stay tuned for in progress pictures.
Kishan Munroe was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1980. He is the product of a social, cultural and historic continuum of artists in a region where the tradition of art-making is expressed through its many layers of varied and complex histories.
In his Artist Statement Munroe says:
Born within a West Indian cultural tradition by way of African heritage, I express my ideas through its complexities; a world affected by the plight of human history and highly influenced by Western European customs. My art borrows, from each, unique qualities and ideas born out of this exodus. From the classical masters throughout the centuries I adopt their earthy palette and technical style. This overwhelming influence of European traditions on my region allows me to lay claim to it as integral to my expression. I have brought these worlds together, Africa and Europe into dialogue, to invariably develop content and composition, to tell the story not only of Caribbean Diaspora but also of the human experience.