Elliot Jamal Robbins

Region: West

 My work engages with the archive of American visual culture through the act of subjunction. It projects a complex subjectivity into the pictures and moving images that are disseminated through mass media, culture, and drawing, painting, text (both written by me and appropriated), and recurrent filmic and artistic motifs as mediums for my personal storytelling. This creates a commingling of polarities, a collision between introspection and observations of the material world around me. The result of this practice is a disjointed narrative. In producing this, I reinscribe my body, specificity, contradictions, and the completeness of my lived experience into a visual field that was developed with the intention of silencing it.