Kumasi J. Barnett

Influenced by the aesthetics and narratives of old comic books, Kumasi J. Barnett’s art subverts and imbues this often timeless genre with historical awareness and present-day social consciousness. Barnett frequently paints directly over copies of comic books, changing their narratives to reflect current events and critique social and political issues, such as police brutality, systemic racism, fake news, and the machinations of our political system.


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