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Cullen Washington Jr
( United States )

Drawing; Mixed Media; Painting

Cullen Washington Jr - Heroes' Story  Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting

The subject of this work is rooted in the collective unconscious. It depicts man’s and woman’s eternal quest to strive for higher ideals. It is the struggle with external and internal contradictions that connects us all. In this investigation, I have chosen the story of the hero to address these universal themes. Like the works of Hanna Hoch, I create allegorical satires featuring heroic archetypes from pop culture and my childhood. The hero’s triumphs over social injustices take place within urban landscapes and the psychic scape of my memory. To conjure the narratives and environments aesthetically, I have chosen the disciplines of photomontage, collage, drawing and painting. Urban debris, charcoal drawings and photo references from my hometown are injected onto the pictorial surface to bring forth a presence of grit, fantasy and memory. Unstretched canvas serves as the substrate to support the rigorous application of materials as I create not only with my hand but also with my body.

Boogie Man

Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon Detail

Mission Impossible

Rocket Man

Rocket Man Detail



  • good!!

    By aretusa - 1/9/2010 10:05:25 PM
  • Your work is very interesting...

    By ESTEBENET - 12/26/2009 4:50:00 PM
  • right up my street....its great

    By TONYBISHOP - 8/25/2009 11:52:54 PM
  • Congratulations for finalist in ROOTED.
    Great work. It has very strong.

    By joanku - 8/4/2009 12:56:06 AM
  • very very good your work, greetings

    By jvg - 7/24/2009 10:01:40 PM
  • Very good the dragon !
    Thank's rini

    By rini - 6/13/2009 7:30:17 PM
  • Hello Cullen,
    Firstly, congratulations on being a Finalist in ROOTED.
    Secondly, I like the size and mass of your work.
    Success to you.
    Byron Coons

    By byroncoons - 6/13/2009 6:06:14 PM
  • very interesting, congratulations, Cullen

    By tretyake - 6/8/2009 10:39:43 AM
  • Absolutely fantastic!!!!

    By katrina - 5/14/2009 6:14:51 PM

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