Larry’s art can be found on page 20 in the current issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
As an Artist I have always wanted to express the beauty of our African heritage. My paintings are an extension of the classic form of figurative painting using people of color.
Most of my paintings make statements on culture and the human condition. My challenges in creativity continue to evolve, the reason for this is evident in the many events in the times we live in and through.
The artist Emilo Cruze (1938-2004) has been cited as one of the important pioneers in modern and figurative art along with Charles White (1918 -1979) one of Afro-Americans greatest figurative Social Realist. Emilo Cruze’s statement “Art that fails to articulate a liturgical mission is a purely decorative form of entertainment, construed to please by deception “is a reminder that as an artist I try to use my art to express a nobility inherent in the human soul and a contribution to the Afro-American culture and all mankind.
Most literature on Black American Artist is approached as though it is a form of expression separate from the majority of art, culture, and galleries. This critical isolation in terms of art comes from being classified by culture and race not talent. My objective as an artist is to heighten the awareness of those who view my art and stimulate thought and imagination.