Michael Ray Charles | the artist

The artist Michael Ray Charles
Born 1967, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.
Lives and works in Texas.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

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The art of Michael Ray Charles has been concerned with exploring the legacy of historic stereotypes related to Americans of African descent. In his brightly colored paintings and prints, he employs such characters as Sambo, Aunt Jemima, and Uncle Tom to comment on contemporary racial attitudes…
Michael Ray Charles takes old tired images, and, like a surgeon, tries to expose the cancer within them, and like a doctor, the artistís intent is to heal us by showing us our scabs.

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