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Artist Statment


     Amani Heywood, a Bronx-born artist immersed in the vibrant culture of the early 2000s, harnesses the power of color in his work, drawing inspiration from his Trinidadian family roots. His art is a testament to the kaleidoscope of hues that have shaped his identity and ignited his creative spirit.

     Intriguingly, Heywood incorporates swirling patterns throughout his compositions, a visual language that unveils his personal journey with dyslexia. These intricate swirls serve as a poignant representation of how he perceived the world as a child, capturing the fluidity and unpredictability of his own thoughts and experiences.

     Heywood's artistic expressions transcend mere visual aesthetics; they become vessels for introspection and exploration. Through his use of color and swirling motifs, he invites viewers to delve into their own emotions, memories, and perceptions. His work reflects the universal human experience, reminding us that art has the power to transcend language and communicate on an instinctual level.

     Heywood's artistic prowess lies not only in his technical skill but also in his ability to evoke a profound emotional response. With each stroke, he weaves together the rich tapestry of his own narrative, inviting us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and connection.

     Amani Heywood's art is a testament to the transformative power of creativity, an invitation to embrace the beauty of imperfections and celebrate the diverse palette that colors our world. In his work, we find a harmonious fusion of personal heritage, individual struggles, and the boundless potential of artistic expression.


Bio
     
     My name is Amani Heywood and I'm a Bronx-born Trinidadian artist. I use my love of fashion, philosophy, and architecture to invoke a feeling that I then translate into an abstract mindscape. 
     As a child, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. This, made me see letters morph into the swirls and squiggles we see today in my work.  It always felt like I wasn't reading, but more like interpreting these symbols means so I can move through the world. Now that I have an understanding of what my brain was doing, I like to show people what I saw then now.
      Poring, dripping, throwing, and spraying are only some of the application techniques I use to apply color to whatever object I’m painting. Matching and blending colors until I have a photo that represents my feelings is what I love.

Past Exhibitions:

Solo "I Did This Shit In My Room" LAAMS 74 Orchard St. New York NY Jan 2022. 

Solo "Paradise Paintings" LAAMS 74 Orchard St. New York NY July 2022.

Group "Convergence" Presented by Sun Art Brooklyn 748 Manhattan Ave. New York NY Sep 2022.

Group "Textured Words" Presented by Sun Art Brooklyn 748 Manhattan Ave. New York NY Nov 2022.

Group "Winter Palace" Presented by Equity Gallery 245 BRoom St. New York NY. Feb 2023.

Group "Afro Futures Gala" Presented by Sun Art Brooklyn 748 Manhattan Ave. New York NY April 2023.

Solo "Living Room Livin' " LAAMS 74 Orchard St. New York NY. May 2023.

 

Solo "Garden of Earthly Delights" All St. Gallery 119 Hester St. July 2023

Press Links:

W Magazine (Click here) 

2nd Street Meet The Artist (Click here) 

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