J'ouvert Glow Up Study
This work on paper depicts a traditional Mas figure whose stories provide a vital link to Trinidad’s heritage. The highly-spirited characters are evoked through costumes, performance and social customs during Carnival.
Curtis Talwst Santiago questions our understanding of history while exploring issues of memory and ancestry. His work addresses the absence of certain narratives from the dominant culture, such as people’s diasporic experiences. His relationship to his motherland of Trinidad informs his practice across painting, drawing, sculpture, video and performance.