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Tafewa Turner

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Branded, 2012 Digital © Emancipation Ink
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Definition , 2012 Mixed on Wood Panel 8" X 12" © Emancipation Ink
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Passage, 2012 Wood 8" X 12" © Emancipation Ink
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Burnin' Lines, 2012 Mixed on Wood Panel 18" X 24" X 1.8" Inches © Emancipation Ink
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Humility, 2008 Photography © Emancipation Ink
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Before the next stop , 2012 Pencil 8" X 11" © Emancipation ink
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Nickle & Dimes, 2012 Pencil 8" X 10 " © Emancipation Ink
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Banna, 2012 Pencil 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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The Colors of Liberation , 2012 Pencil 8" X 11" © Emancipation ink
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Inspiration & Pallet Jacks, 2012 Pencil 8" X 11'' © Emancipation Ink
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Sizzla Kalonjiz, 1998 Charcoal 25" X 19" © Emancipation Ink
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In pursuit of compassion , 2009 Mixed on Wood Panel 8" X 10" © Emancipation Ink
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Evergreen, 2011 Acrylic on Clay 5" X 43\4" X 4" © Emancipation Ink
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Learning , 2006 Photography © Emancipation ink
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Destiny's Gaze, 2009 Collage on Paper 11x17 © Emancipation Ink
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Sychro-destined, 2010 Mixed on Canvas 18" X 24" © Emancipation Ink
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Line & Perspective , 2010 Mixed on Wood Panel 8 X 10 X 1.5 Inches © Emancipation-ink
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Quality of life, 2008 Oils 30 X 30 © Emancipation-ink 2008
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My cup runeth over, 2008 Mixed on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1 Inches © Emancipation Ink 2009
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The Crystal Merchant, 2007 Pencil 8 X 11 © Emancipation Ink
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Untitled, 2007 Photography © Emancipation-ink
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Kidame, 2012 Mixed on Wood Panel 8" X 10" © Emancipation Ink
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Flight to Freedom (Paul Collins), 1996 Oil © Emacipation Ink
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Words Eternal, 2006 Mixed on Canvas 30" X 30" © Emancipation Ink
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Actual Self , 2008 Mixed on Canvas 40 X 30 © Emancipation ink
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Givin' Tanks , 2005 Photography © Emancipation ink
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Acknowledgement, 2007 Mixed on Canvas 40 X 30 X 1 Inches © Emancipation Ink
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East of the River Nile - A Tribute to the life of the legendary Augustus Pablo , 2006 Mixed on Wood Panel 58" X 25" © Emancipation ink
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Empress, May I ?, 2012 Watercolor 6" X 4" © Emancipation Ink
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Casting Contemporary Art, 2012 Watercolor 8" X 10" © Emancipation Ink
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Conceptually Unlaced, 2011 Clay 7 X 5 X 3 Inches © Emancipation Ink
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The 3 Talons, 2012 Mixed on Canvas 40" X 30" © Emancipation Ink
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Expression-less, 2010 Clay 7.5 X 1 X 1 Inches © Emancipation Ink
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Narrative & The Warrior, 2012 Mixed on Clay 5" X 7" X 3" © Emancipation Ink
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The Honor- Rebel Burning Spear, 2016 Mixed on Paper 18" X 24" © Emancipation Ink
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Motherboard (in process), 2016 Wood 18" X 24" © Emancipation Ink
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Motherboard (in process), 2016 Wood 18" X 24" © Emancipation Ink
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Hoodie and A Dream, 2016 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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Eyes wide open, 2016 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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Mud Mentality, 2016 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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Meth 98, 1997 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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Retiring Judge William Brennan Jr, 1997 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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Baby Steps, 1997 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation Ink
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Afro Coutour, 2016 Paper 8" X 10" © Emancipation Ink
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Mode of Reasoning, 2015 Mixed on Wood Panel 18" X 24" © Emancipation Ink
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Lettering, 2016 Mixed on Paper 8" X 12" © Emancipation Ink
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Cosentino's Diamond, 2016 Mixed on Paperback 8" X 6" © Emancipation Ink
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1 a day/ day 1, 2016 Pencil 8" X 12" © Emancipation Ink
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Full-time passion, 2016 Mixed on Wood Panel 8" X 10" © Emancipation Ink
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Reps, 2016 Pencil on Paper 8" X 11" © Emancipation ink
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Jamaica
Lives in
Canada
Works in
Toronto
Schools
University of Toronto, Trinity College, 2005, Hons. BA
Representing galleries
None
Tags
contemporary curatorial practice, research painting mixed-medium, collective, art-education, installation, surrealism, traditional, photography, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Art practice as Life practice

       My fascination with visual art form as far as I can remember really started for me in the early 80's in Jamaica under the tutlege of my grandfather. A passionate orator, man of faith, teacher and father, he instilled in me at an early age what would be my value appreciation of heritage and its cultural/artistic discourse.

      After arriving in Canada in the early 90's, my interest and curiosity in the arts would be encouraged by educators and  my peers. In elementary school I remember being granted the opportunity to replica with a team of other students the burial coffin of a famous young Egyptian king, the experience proven lasting. In highschool, I learned and embraced hip-hop, discovered jazz and gained an appreciation for Roots Rock. All acted as catalyst for uncovering new ways and forms of self expression for me (i.e.)breakin', spoken word, freestylin,' peotry, and graf work. In university, I stopped creating art almost entirely to focus on work, volunteering and achieving my academic goal(s).

      My first real conscious inclination that I would pursue the visual arts wholeheartedly came to me via a second year political theory course. The Professor spoke on the politics of perception, source information, representation, perspective and the notion of history, I immediately thought of my grandfather and his conversations about life, living, its experience(s),struggle, politik, music, our purpose and finding meaning. It was in that moment I wondered, what about art-form, self expression and its visual representation? What of its role and function to the practitioner/observer and society?

 

 

 

 

 

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