Claudette Johnson – 'Giving Space to the Presence of a Black Woman'

Discover how the artist's personal experience of being a Black woman and an artist have shaped her work

Artist Claudette Johnson uses painting and drawing as a means to explore representations of Black women (and sometimes men). Johnson's subjects are people she knows well, often drawn from life; a process which allows her to project the presence of the person she is drawing. Each large-scale artwork boasts a rich colour palette. Completed at the time of filming is her most vibrant yet, Kind of Blue, which features throughout the film.

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