April 2nd, 2019
Dominique Knowles Displays In Neo Global Show During Art Basel: Miami
The work of Bahamian artist Dominique Knowles is currently being showcased in “Neo Global: A House for Mr. Biswas” – a curated snapshot of art, film, fashion and design within the contemporary Caribbean community in Miami presented by _space caribbean.
V.S. Naipaul’s novel introduced a post-colonial, pre-independence Trinidad to the world, with a vivid cast of characters whose frustrations, alienations, identity crises, longing, displacement, social adjustment, new conscious, dependence and otherness are as relevant in 2016 as they were in 1961.
Today’s Caribbean is still a place of contrasts. The young are increasingly global in their consumption and outlook as international borders, despite remaining rigid physically, are increasingly invisible in the digital landscape. What to one generation seemed like a conflicting choice between remaining in a local setting or living as an international expat, increasingly trans-global business practices and social customs have created a contemporary reality where what was once considered duplicitous and incongruous fuse to form an accepted single reality.
Today’s Caribbean Citizen works in Miami, trades with Asia, studies in London, and follows television programmes in New York via their high-speed connection in Kingston. So what of Mr. Biswas….?
Bahamian artist Dominique Knowles
Dominique Knowles (1996) is a Bahamian artist currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Knowles has exhibited internationally in The United States, Europe and The Caribbean. He has participated in a residency at Liquid Courage Gallery. Knowles has also curated exhibitions, including When The Sun Drowns In The Ocean, at PopopStudios.
Caption: Dominique Knowles preparing to ship his artwork to Miami for the “Neo Global: A House for Mr. Biswas” show.