Bruise Painting ‘Brain Damage’
Oil on linen
122.6 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm / 48 1/4 x 36 x 2 in
125.9 x 95.6 x 7.5 cm / 49 5/8 x 37 5/8 x 3 in (framed)
Rashid Johnson is among an influential cadre of contemporary American artists whose work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of art history, individual and shared cultural identities, personal narratives, literature, philosophy, materiality, and critical history. Johnson’s work is known for its narrative embedding of a pointed range of everyday materials and objects, often associated with his childhood and frequently referencing collective aspects of African American intellectual history and cultural identity.