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Artist ID: 2335

It was Wassily Kandinsky that said, Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.” This statement by Mr. Kandinsky describes the way that I create my work. What speaks to my soul are the social issues that affect people. My work tells a story about social issues that affect people. Listening to music is also a huge part of my creative process as it stimulates my thoughts in terms of the way I use color and create a sense of rhythm. Often pure contrasting colors are used on various shapes that I employ to shatter the image which compels the viewer to not only focus on the subject. Cutouts are employed in my work as a way to symbolize the intricacies of life that we all face no matter what race we are or what economic we happen to fall in. Also my intention is for the viewer to pay close attention to the textural qualities and symbolism that exist. I also focus a lot on rhythmically showing how the interplay of these pure contrasting colors enhance the image. My work is based on things that I see in the media and hear lyrically through music. What I have learned as a visual artist is that to be true to my soul I have to create based on things that compel me to tell a story.

Bio 2022Zerric Clinton received his BFA in Art Education from Valdosta State University, an M.A. in Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University, and a PhD in Art Education from Florida State University. He currently teaches Visual Art Classes at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, GA. Zerric maintains a studio at the Hood Street Art Center in McDonough, GA and teaches art at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, GA. Zerric serves as the past- president of the Georgia Art Education Association whose mission is to advocate for the highest quality visual arts education and provide for the advancement of knowledge through service, leadership and research. Over the years he has participated in different art shows. Recent shows that he has participated in include: ICON exhibit, d'Art Center, Norfolk, VA., Healing Humanity exhibit at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Buckhead, GA. NCA 2021 MLK Exhibit, New Orleans, LA., Infectious Creativity Exhibit, Kennesaw State University, 4th Annual Abstract Project, Spring into Art Exhibit, Valdosta, GA., Mozaik Art Museum, Los Angeles, Creativity Distancing, Corpus Christi, Texas, Artists who Teach, Fayetteville, NC, A Sense of Place, Augusta, GA., Georgia Artists Exhibit, Sandy Springs, GA., Freedom of Abstraction, Brooklyn, NY, 32nd Annual McNeese Art Show, Lake Charles, LA.

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