Details:

This work is part of the artist's series of magical realist paintings that hybridize the artist's ancestral homeland of Haiti with her hometown of Brooklyn. These layered compositions bustle with kinetic energy and depicts Black and Brown people in scenes of activity, abundance, leisure and communality.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Shades of Delight

This painting references a block in the artist's neighborhood that gleams different hues at night. The bright light of the city obscures the stars, but the moon and window lights provide comfort.

This work is part of Madjeen Isaac's series of magical realist paintings that hybridize the artist's ancestral homeland of Haiti with her hometown of Brooklyn. These layered compositions bustle with kinetic energy and bursts with flora and fauna. The composition features Black and Brown people in scenes of activity, abundance, leisure and communality.

About her Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, Issac says: “If someone had x-ray vision and looked into the pre-war buildings, they would see all of these Caribbean households.” The borough of Brooklyn, the artist's birthplace, is home to the second-largest community of Haitian-Americans in the United States. This series of paintings can be regarded as a visual diary, capturing an idyllic snapshot of a quickly-gentrifying Flatbush. 

Specs:

30 inches
40 inches

③ Artist:

Madjeen Isaac

Madjeen Isaac’s paintings are magical realist scenes that hybridize the artist’s ancestral homeland of Haiti with her hometown of Brooklyn—a New York City borough which is home to the second largest community of Haitian Americans in the United States. The artist’s layered compositions bustle with kineticism and burst with flora and fauna. Isaac’s work is a visual diary depicting Black and Brown people in scenes of activity, abundance, leisure and communality.

Madjeen Isaac:
Shades of Delight, 2022
Oil on canvas
40.0 × 30.0 inches /
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