R2X Guest Spotlight #3: Elliott Brown Jr.

Elliott Brown Jr. is currently a senior at NYU Tisch and a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

Here’s how he introduces his work:

“My name is Elliott Brown Jr. and I’m a visual artist. My photography attests to the breadth and complexity of Blackness by explicating the internal and external forces that create it. My work specifically considers the intersection between Blackness and homosexuality. With an understanding of how identities are socialized and performed, my work grapples with notions of privacy as they are informed by public and political discourses. Using self-portraiture as my foremost medium, I create a point of entry for the queer identity into historical and contemporary productions of Blackness. My current series visualizes a racial discourse within interracial intimacies. Focusing on my relationships with white men, I’m looking at the space where desire becomes political; what social parameters inform desire? In what ways have I sought to be fulfilled and validated by these relationships? Likewise, how have I been desired by these men?  By subverting traditional understandings of power dynamics, this work communicates the disturbances that can appear in these relationships. ” – Black Punk, see article here

See some of his work below.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


You can also check out his website for more creations (some images are NSFW):
http://www.elliottbrownjr.com/about

Follow Elliott on Social Media:

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