Anika Roach

My current work seeks to broaden existing narratives around the paintings of black people. As well as challenge the social and political weight that often overwhelms and overshadows the uniqueness of the black experience. Through humour and moments of absurdity, such a figures wearing polka dots thongs, or a semi nude figure riding a bike I hope not to diminish the inherent and necessary conversations attached to painting the black figure but to offer alternative narratives and discourses.