ALL THE KINGS MEN: KNIGHT- 10 X 8
CORNER STONE- OIL AND ACRYLIC- 20 X 16
Charles Jean Pierre creates a profound dimension to concepts of human relativity. While speaking about the work he mentioned, “Just as in a chessboard, all individuals have a role to play in this game”. As the lines of the tic-tac-toe board are highlighted, the division of absolute and uncertainty reveals itself through the uneven shapes of the maroon lines on the tic-tac-toe board. Jean Pierre challenges the color binary of black and white against society’s gender binary- “I transcend the typical binary by giving the black piece focus as the power, and the white pieces follow as supporting roles”. The gold and maroon background provides a space to observe the intensity of color and size of the game pieces.
EMINENT DOMAIN- MIXED MEDIA- 16 X 20
“Eminent Domain” strives to represent a nuanced politicized explanation of urban movement also known as gentrification. Focusing on the movement of bodies in Washington D.C., the United States Capital, the artist recodifies the history of legal forced removal of persons within a particular space. The construction of the work calls for “maximizing potential of underused area”, critiquing a similar rhetoric that justified the legal extraction of individuals from their homes. The color gradient of blue to yellow amplifies the three images meant to personify the historical relationship between various groups of people existing in the United States.
ESPIRITU- ACRYLIC- 12 X 9
This composition demonstrates the process of addition and subtraction. The red, gold and green serve as a backdrop of intensity to support the creature flying in between letters, numbers, and other images. “The bold black lines are meant to "accentuate" the broad shape of the Winged man. It also complements the subtle bold gold lines in the background. The color scheme explores the "similarities" within the cultural contexts of mythological creatures within African and Hispanic pantheon.” As Charles Jean Pierre states, “, I thought about travel prior to 1900’s- and realized birds and mythical creatures were seen as the only entities that could fly.