Painter Taurean Washington has such a powerful affinity for the spoken phrase, that he oft-considers himself a "hip-hop artist." After efficiently moonlighting for years underneath this umbrage, Taurean is able to present the World his newest physique of labor based mostly on Kanye West's lasting fame as a producer/rapper.
The exhibit, entitled "Yeezus Taught Me" shall be proven in Columbia, Maryland on February 2nd from 1 pm to three:30 pm. The one-of-a-kind vernissage will seemingly solely be accessible to Kanye West followers within the DMV-area. Washington's homage to Yeezy is nonetheless, a becoming tribute to a rapper-cum-label-head in dire want of an ethical WIN.
Washington describes his creative apply in an easy-to-grasp portmanteau: Art-Hop. "I see myself as a visible lyricist. My paintbrush is the microphone, my lyrics are the picture. Composition and the beat is the colour," he advised HipHopDX in dialog.
As for his inspiration to embark on the undertaking, on the entire, Taurean Washington borrows from the identical complexities as the remainder of us. "To me, Kanye West is prolific and controversial on the similar time," he says. "Kanye’s Yeezus album epitomizes that concept. It’s very uncooked and brash. This was the album that was fascinating to interpret and provides a 'visible rap' to. I created 10 work, every an interpretation of a track off the album."
Washington's different undertaking to obtain a good bit of important consideration was the exhibition he based mostly round Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Although he debuted the undertaking on his personal phrases, Washington would later obtain a veritable co-sign from Okay. Dot's reps, as they felt indebted to his very-public adulation. Be certain to take a look at Washington's Instagram showcase, and assist your native artwork scene, whereas we're on the topic.