Glenn Ligon

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Ligon is a conceptual artist who is known for his large-scale paintings.  In his series How it Feels to Be Colored Me, he uses texts about his identity as an African-American man laying them on top of one another until they blurred into ambiguity. In another series, Ligon created a set of posters advertising himself and his friends as escaped slaves. His work serves as a critique on racism, in an America that seems to consider itself beyond racial divides.

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