Today we’d like to introduce you to Mykael Tucker.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a portrait artist focused on work that pertains to the black/African-American community. I have been drawing since five. My father was an artist, so he inspired me to pursue art. I Experienced eight years of academic training in fine arts and received a BFA in 2017 at Lesley University College of Art and Design. I was also awarded Certified Artist Boston Artist in 2017.
Please tell us about your art.
Currently, I draw monochromatic larger than life portraits of black men and women. My topics range from the perceptions of beauty to the perceived negative images of black people in America, and all over. I hope that people will see my portraits and feel the presence of the subjects being given drawn. Often times, I am in space that is predominately white, so that same presence that I’d like to emit in those spaces is what I attempt to convey with my work.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
The role of artists has definitely changed as there is a high demand for the arts, everywhere. Times are rough and our patience and faith are tested every day. Creating art is a great way to release our stress and thoughts.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work on Instagram: @artistmt_
There, people will be led to my website where exclusive drawing and projects will be posted.
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @artistmt_
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