|accrochage «Struggle(s)» april - june 2012
Rashid Johnson, born in 1977 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
Johnson belongs to a generation of young African-American artists that takes an extremely critical approach to the search for their cultural roots and identity. Photography is his favorite medium, but he also experiments with sound art, video or even sculpture.
His creations are aesthetically nonconformist and politically provocative. The artist uses different materials - such as black wax, wood, ceramic and everyday life objects like small bowls, books and plants – to create installations that combine elements of Afro-American history, pop culture, and references to recent art history.