Christopher Huff

Region: South

My work addresses and explores my personal experiences as an African American male living with Sickle Cell Anemia. Within my work I use the figurative forms of the sickle and normal cell in environments that depict the internal states of being that I’ve experienced throughout my lifetime. I explore abstract realms such as uncertainty, desire, longing, faith, perseverance, structure/lack of structure, fragility, and conflict through the process of painting. Each painting is created in search of self-discovery, surveying past experiences in an attempt to greater understand the internal entity and its purpose within myself and the world. I question how the traumatic pain, moments of loneliness, and desire for better days shaped me not only as an African American male living with a blood disorder but as an artist as well.