BlackBook on the Playa
Visiting the building and workshop/crew of 555 and the assembly of BlackBook: Remix 2.0 in preparation for Burning Man 2022
BlackBook (Remix): Race Study
Peyton Scott Russell
In BLACKBOOK (Remix), I am exploring the fallacy of Race, this social construct we as human beings buy into in that we are divided and considered separate species based on skin tones. My focus is solely on mixed-culture (mixed-race) couples of Black African and white European-American because my parents were a mixed-culture couple (Black father, whi
Reggie LeFlore is a visual artist who creates to praise individual and collective stories through human portraiture.
His subject matter centers around “everyday people”, crafting portraits with vibrant colors and contemporary elements that aim to capture the energy and spirit of his subjects’ stories.
LeFlore’s inspirations are drawn from the concepts and philosophies of Street Art culture and I
Tom Jay is a Latino artist originally from Guatemala and is a Mayan descendant. He is a former Minneapolis College of Art and Design student creating murals, illustrations and specializing in aerosol paint. Along with large private commission murals, Tom has been a part of a number of projects touching on topics such as social justice, preserving nature, teaching art and community collaboration.
Katrina Knutson was born in South Minneapolis and raised on working class ethics, progressive politics, and hip-hop culture. Since then, she has worked, painted and lived across North America, studying art and looking for inspiration under bridges, on the streets, and in galleries. But no matter how far she travels, Minneapolis will always be home. Katrina designs and teaches visual art workshops
Biafra CBS hadn't planned on being an artist. He thought he was going to be a teacher. He started cutting stencils as a way to decorate his skateboard in 2003. Cutting stencils quickly turned into an obsession, suddenly the stencils were on stickers and walls and that transitioned into an interest in graffiti and screen printing. He switched my major from education to art and received a B.F.A. wit
Creating non-sanctioned public art and writing graffiti for over 20 years, Shock seeks to keep expanding the art form through their work. Using the medium of the graffiti piece to transmit ideas, deliver messages, and brighten up urban landscapes with color and style.