·9 min read
Marvin Touré is an up and coming visual artist out of New York City by way of Atlanta, Gerogia. He talks about how he got his start in art, the different cultural influences that both America and the Ivory Coast have had on him and his work, and what he wants to accomplish. He also gives a unique perspective on hip-hop and comic books in relation to art and gives some advice to other artists looking to pursue their dreams.
·3 min read
Fresh from the debut of his second solo show titled "Paranoia's Midnight", artist Marvin Touré gave us some insight into the process of developing the show, black identity and mental health, and some of the deeper meanings behind the art.
·1 min read
Shit gets real in this episode as we speak to Marvin Touré about his upcoming art work, the influences of his West African heritage and being a first-generation immigrant, and his cautious optimism about Marvel's upcoming Black Panther film. We also dive deep into an artist's struggle to convey his own life and perspective while still leaving room for interpretation from a larger audience, untraining your mind after years of traditional schooling, the themes of the racial undertones of body perception, mental conditioning, and the mentality towards art in West Africa compared to the traditional Western context. Needless to say we dive deep.