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Cheyenne Julien

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(b. 1994, Bronx, New York; lives and works in New York, New York)


Mosholu Parkway, 2020. Pen and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Chapter NY

Artist Statement

Throughout my practice I have used personal narrative to explore larger issues that have impacted me, such as environmental racism, displacement and generational trauma. I am interested in the idea that bodies inhabit a physical space to determine one’s perception of it. Using memories, I reconstruct people and places from my life. These figures are typically aware of, or responding to, the environment that confines them. The paintings and drawings are monochrome at times and vibrant at others, to set the mood of what is being depicted. The cartoon-like figures are used to produce a sense of the uncanny, teetering on the edge of reality. 

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