Alfred Conteh

Through his paintings and sculptures, Alfred Conteh explores the way African Americans deal with entrenched disparities that affect their communities—especially in the southern United States. His work is a visual exploration of how these communities are fighting social, economic, educational and psychological wars from within and without to survive. Known for his portraiture, Conteh’s work frequently possesses a dreamlike, almost omniscient quality—conveying an inner vision about the subjects he depicts.