Taha Clayton

Region: Northeast

City / State: BROOKLYN, NY

My work consists of photorealistic portraiture influenced by both my heritage and the sociocultural climate. My technique mixes the precise, labored, and intricate methods of hyperrealism with dynamic color. Most of my subjects are family, friends, or inspiring strangers I met while traveling internationally. My work and style are also rooted in the traditional practices of old masters of Dutch Realism, the High Renaissance, and Neoclassicism. Additionally, I integrate my professional background in carpentry, scenic painting, and set design into a comprehensive approach to designing compositions. The goal of my work is to celebrate culture and legacy while also exploring matters of social injustice, spirituality, and family.