Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.125"D
Year Created: 2016
I play with a diverse set of art forms to express my love for humanity and to confront oppression. I draw, paint, collage and take photographs to process ideas that lead to the development of my larger bodies of work. I am interested in working with found objects: the discarded & the abandoned. I enjoy finding and amplifying beauty in things and places that are often overlooked. I also love oil paint and working with appropriated images. In my work, I often address concepts of identity, place, race, environmentalism and communication. I also focus on issues facing the poor and people of color. I seek to shine light on these communities by bringing attention to abandoned spaces, decaying neighborhoods, and the people that live in them. I am designed for one purpose: to use art as a tool to heighten consciousness, proliferating a critical pursuit of freedom, in the spirit of love.
My name is Basil Kincaid. I am a visual artist from St. Louis MO. I work primarily with discarded and reclaimed materials to make large scale contemporary art work through a project that I co-founded in St. Louis called The Reclamation Project. I also work in staged photography. I make staged arrangements of paper cutouts then I photograph the arrangements to make the images that read as collages that you see here. Learn more about my work @ basilkincaid.com