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59th and western South side Chicago
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STATIKONE.NET is an online art archive for the art works and biography of Rahmaan Statik Barnes. All art work on this website is was created by Rahmaan Statik between the years of 1999 to the present day. The total count of art work on this web site is around 400 and counting. If you want to see the best 40 art works go to www.rahmaanstatik.com .
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Public Artist, Designer, Fine Artist, Illustrator, Art Teacher
Creative Liberation is series of exhibitions and
public art projects. It is urban influenced art for art sake. Each body
of work/display, challenge common ideas and social constructs of the
urban reality and the world around us. The motive behind these
exhibitions is to inspire people to inspire people to produce art that
can save the world, challenge governments, and liberate artistically
oppressed people. The functions of these exhibitions is to promote the
public taking control of the visual reality in public space, with
messages that inspire you to be a better human being.
been 2 creative liberation exhibitions and one community public art
mural. Each exhibition provides a different prospective, and examination
of the Creative Liberation ideology.
Creative Liberation 11 11 11
the first exhibition of the Creative Liberation series. The purpose of
this exhibition is to explore, race, urban pop culture, consumerism ,
the practicalities and function of commercial digital media in the urban
environment. The subtitle 11 11 11 was also the launch date. This date
was to symbolize the first of the trilogy of exhibitions.
Creative Liberation: Englewood community mural:
project was developed, and funded by the Englewood Safety network.
Working with the Englewood Safety network, I developed the mural design
with a team community youth the a number of critiques and meetings. From
these meetings I gathered the key points of our conversations, and
created an illustration. From this the illustration was then projected
and painted on the wall by the community youth. I then finalized and
finished the under painting, completing it into a comprehensive, museum
quality community mural. The mural is located on 67th and Ashland.
Creative Liberation 2.0 Delusions of grandeur:
of Grandeur is a five peace series window display as part of the Pop Up
Art Loop exhibitions. The total count if the art work was 4 8x17 foot
paintings, and one flat screen monitor to display a 2 part progression
of the production of the paintings. The display is located on Monroe and
Wabash, opposite side of the city target. The function of this
collection is to inspire conversation, on consumerism, race, religion,
gender roles, pop visual culture, and art in the urban environment.
Doctors save lives, police fight crime, and the Artist dictates what we
know as Image, Icon, and Form. I live a life-style of observation and
creation. I believe that being well informed on the subject of your
work and having an organized strategy produces a more intriguing work
of art. I believe man has the right to choose his reality. In my
reality I have chosen my own destiny; time and fate have confirmed that
producing art is my positive contribution to society.
The work I produce both symbolizes and creates optimism for life in our
industrialized society. It also challenges the over-saturation of
mindless sexual and violent images in pop visual culture. I put forth a
passionate effort to produce art that has a spiritual, political and
My artwork has been executed by the use of computer based design
layouts and constructed with various art mediums, such as spray paint,
oil paint, and acrylic. The subjects of the work include figure
studies, human nature and political issues. My goal is to break the
preconceived idea of what most people may think aerosol art is,
highlighting the difference between aerosol art and graffiti.
The spray can is an example of a post-World War II product that was not
originally conceived for producing art, but as a household tool.
Through the use of the Chiaroscuro technique, combined with classical
and modern influences, my work seeks to have the spray can recognize as
an artistic medium. Further, the nature of the medium being an aerosol
can use for industry and aesthetic vandalism, is an icon for the fusion
of art and technology. As such, it is a form of modern art.
The historic influences of my work are Alphonse Mucha, Caravaggio and
Andy Warhol. Their uses of color, form and medium have proved a good
reference for setting my personal standard. Likewise, my contempory
influences, which include Mariko Mori, Brat Disney Cook and Zaha Hadid
have challenged me to raise my concepts of modern public art.
The fusion of art and technology continues with the use of the computer
with painting. The fusion of these mediums is what separates the work
artists are doing today from the work of the masters. Yet the master
standard is as important now, as then. The main principle in the
correlation of painting and computer is the creation of order with
chaos. This is another tool for the artist to push the envelope that
much further. We are living in a digital, information age, where
technology grows by the day. This has raised the standard in concept,
quality and quantity of work artist’s produce. I hope to continue to
always challenge the standard, producing quality original urban
Chicago Artist month 2010 featured artist, Chicago Artist month publications: 2 page spread page 24 and 25
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, surrounded by urban art and
public murals, I became inspired to be involved with the subculture of
urban graffiti. A consequent arrest for “vandalism” put me on a mission
to legitimize the production of aerosol murals.
This became the main focus of my work: public murals that fuse the
graffiti aesthetic with a classical training received from the American
Academy of Art. As co-founder of RK Design, a graphic arts and mural
company, I have produced over 200 murals, multiple CD covers, book
illustrations and logo designs. Through the Chicago Public Art Group,
as well as Gallery 37, I have instructed children in mural painting
techniques, as well as mentored young artists in their craft.
I currently work out of my studio in the Pilsen neighborhood of
Chicago, where in addition to pieces created in oil, acrylic, graphite,
pen & ink, pastels, mosaic tile, spray paint and digital media, I
am developing an instructional video on large-scale aerosol pieces.
Time Out Chicago page 1, Public eye article December 2-8 2010 full page spread
A.B.C 7 network television show Shark Tank Back, ground mural and paintings. Week 8 Ep9 Season 2 Aldo Orta 28:11 - 28:14