Sunday, January 12, 2020

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - Christopher Udemezue

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Christopher's Udemezue's "Brian Williamson" from Top-A-Toppa series
Faith. Creativity. Equality. Diversity. Courage. Ernest shared his five most important values during a recent two-day civic leaders retreat. Those same values seem to describe the work of photographer Christopher Udemezue (aka Neon Christina). Born in Long Island, NY, he has turned the trope of "religious martyrdom" into an exploration of the tension between his Jamaican heritage and his queer identity. Confronting oppression is a recurring theme. Art in America recently profiled him, and that makes Christopher Udemezue, our artist of the week.

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Christopher Udemezue (Neon Christina), Founder of RAGGA NYC
Christopher Udemezue's “ouroboros”53”x43”Canvas, acrylic, gold leaf, sand, resin, objects found in Jamaica 2019 (From the Yard series)
Christopher Udemezue's "Untitled (underneath the palm tree leaves where they can’t find us)," 2018, mixed mediums, 40 by 30 inches.
Christopher Udemezue's "Untitled (in a trance)," 2017