Karim Gavins

Visual Artist
   
Cogito Ergo Sum
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Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Biography: Though I have never felt like a photographer in the purest sense of the word, I have always been enamored by the craft. I find myself existing more as a “visual” artist than a photographer. With that being said in my artistic journey I... MORE
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Cogito Ergo Sum
Copyright Karim Gavins 2022
Updated Oct 2021
Topics Abstract, Black art, Conceptual, Fine Art, Mixed Medium, Multimedia, Photography, Portraiture
Growing up my skin color had to be a part of who I was at all moments, there was no way to avoid it. It was pointed out to me as if it determined my character. I was always told to “dial it down” as if I was being too much of something, whether I was acting “too white” or “too black.” I was living my life waiting for somebody else to tell me who I was supposed to be. I allowed other people to use pieces of me to define me. Searching within my work I investigate who I am outside of my skin color and redefine myself not as a black man but as a human being.
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