Artist of the moment…….Barbara Jones- Hogu

 

Barbara Jones- Hogu is an American painter renown for figure paintings featuring African Americans. Barbara Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1938. The artist is very schooled having earned a bachelor of arts degree from Howard University. She also earned a bachelors of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. Jones- Hogu also received an advanced degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology where she studied printmaking.

Jones- Hogu was a prominent figure in the Black Arts Movement that took place in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.

The collective for the black arts movement in Chicago was led by Jones- Hogu and was named AfriCOBRA. Short for the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. Bad being a compliment in this case!

The often uses text in her work.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist from 2013:

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Jones- Hogu is a painter and printmaker.

Barbara Jones Hogu does a wonderful job at blending figures and text. Her choice of colors remind of the 45 LP record albums from the 1960s and 1970s.

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