Hexagonal painting quartered into triangular and rhomboid fields of sinuous line and smeared pastel whorls. Muted tones of rose and scarlet jostle against waves of ultramarine and teal and  knots of ochre and umber.

Kemar Keanu Wynter, (IX.) Chicken Gizzards (2022). Oil pastel, acrylic, graphite and grommets on collaged French cardstock. 41 x 48 in.

Kemar Wynter is an artist who draws from his Caribbean diasporic experience in New York to create vibrant abstractions of cultural and culinary influences. His work combines coded references to items like clamshell takeaway containers, heraldic symbols, and saltire crosses, all inspired by his heritage. Exploring the ability of art, primarily using rich color, to evoke powerful sensory and emotional experience, he invites the viewer to connect with their cultural roots and memories.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.