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Malik Seneferu

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from the hill and beyond, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 42.5x53in. © ©maliksart 2014
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from the hill and beyond, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 24.5x60in. © ©maliksart 2014
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from the hill and beyond, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36x38in. © ©maliksart 2014
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from the hill and beyond, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 16x20in. © maliksart© 2010 all rights reserved
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poetic soul2, 2010 Mixed Media 17x18in. © maliksart©
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from the hill and beyond, 1/1/11 Acrylic on Canvas 38x42in. © maliksart@hotmail.com
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PHOENIX FLIGHT, 2013 Mixed-media 4 X 8in. © copyright 2013 by Malik Seneferu
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triumphant soul, 2013 Mixed-media 9 X 24.25in. © Copyright © 2013 by Malik Seneferu
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blue-byrd soul, 2013 Mixed-media 18 X 18 X 6.5 Inches
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A time for soul, 2013 Mixed Media 16 X 25 X 8 Inches © 2013 copyright maliksart©
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Chrome Soul, 2013 Mixed-media 13.5x15.75 © ©2013 maliksart
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Soul Return, 2013 Mixed Media 19x27in.
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one day in april, 2010 Mixed Media 24x57in © maliksart© 2010
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from the hill and beyond, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30x48in. © 2013© Malik Seneferu
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On the move , 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36x48in. © malikseneferu,maliksart,seneferu,art,africanamericanart,children,africanchildren
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on the move, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36x48in. © 2012 copyright maliksart©
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last pick, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48x48in. © ©2012 maliksart
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Nina Sea line woman, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 48x60in. © maliksart© 2011 all rights reserved
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a young Eatonville Girl (Zora Neale Hurston, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36x48in. © 2013 copyright maliksart©
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a young Eatonville Girl, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36x48in.
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STARCHILD, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 24x24in. © maliksart© 2010
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Grand-verbalizer, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 38x56in. © maliksart© 2010
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MARTIN IN PROGRESS, 2009 Mixed Media 8.5 X 11 X 0 Inches © maliksart© 2009
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malcolm in progress, 2011 Black Ink 8x11.5in. © maliksart© 2011
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Little Bobby Hutton, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 36X48IN. © maliksart© 2011
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A moment, 2012 Color Pencil on Papaer 5x7in. © maliksart©
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Nature's compliment, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 22x28in. © maliksart©
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moment cherished, 2012 Color Pencil on Paper 5x7in. © malksart,payer,
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from the hill and beyond, 2009 2009 24x30in. © maliksart©2010
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cheyenne bell, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48x48in. © 2012 copyright maliksart©
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poetic percussion #7, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 38x56in. © 2012 copyright maliksart©
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from the hill and beyond, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 24x48in. © maliksart©2010
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I am, 2013 Hand Soap 1x2.5x4in. © malkseneferu,maliksart
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A woman's solitude, 2012 Bar Soap 2.5x3.75in. © 2012 copyright Maliksart©
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give praises, 2012 Bar Soap 1x2x4 © 2012 copyright maliksart©
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Goddess in reflection , 2012 Soap Bar 2.5x4in. © 2012 copyright maliksart©
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from the hill and beyond, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas
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LION HEART, 2013 DIGITAL 18X18IN. © 2013© Malik Seneferu
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the soul, 2010 Mixed Media 36x58
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FREE HAITI, 1994 ACRYLIC on RAW CANVAS 50X72IN. © MALIKSART©2010 JURIED WINNER!2010
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The dawn, 1988 Water Color on Paper 8x11in. © maliksart©2009
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Ms Eve, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24in. © maliksart© 2009
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brothas untitled, 2004 Acrylic on Canvas 16x20in. © maliksart© 2009
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Sarah Vaughn, 2007 Graphite on Paper 9x12in. © maliksart© 2009
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THE COMING, 2003 Water Color on Paper 11x16in.
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untitled, 2001 Water Color on Paper
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Karen Seneferu, 2002 Graphite on Paper 18x24in. © maliksart© 2009
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Mother, 1998 Acrylic on Board 20x28in © maliksart© 2009
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the funky drummer, 1998 Color Pencil on Paper 9x12in. © maliksart@2009
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black dot series, 1999 Black Ink on Paper 8.5x11in © maliksart@2009
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aesthetic ascension, 2002 Acrylic on Canvas 40x40in. © maliksart@2009
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4ward afrika series 98-09, 1998 Mixed Media 5x7in © maliksart@2009
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I will rise, 1998 Acrylic on Canvas 56x72in. © maliksart@2009
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8 o`clock homocide, 1998 Acrylic on Canvas 56x48in. © maliksart@2009
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long live kwame ture, 1998 Graphite on Paper 9x12in. © maliksart@2009
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hue-man series2001, 2001 Mixed Media 18x24in. © maliksart@2009
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mother nature, 1996 Black Pen on Paper 5x7in © maliksart@2009
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Respect, 1998 Black Pen on Paper 5x7in © maliksart@2009
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Kenya, 1998 Mixed Media 22x28in © maliksart@2009
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universal connection, 1998 Acrylic on Canvas Board 18x24in. © maliksart@2009
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4ward Afrika series 98-09, 1998 Mixed Media 5x7in © maliksart@2009
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Francisco
Birth year
1971
Lives in
richmond
Works in
San Francisco
Representing galleries
Tags
arts-education, mixed-media, pop, installation, realism, video-art, landscape, performance, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, digital, abstract, graffiti/street-art, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

aesthetic ascension inprogress2004

ARTIST STATEMENT

Memories of my childhood play a tremendous role in my approach to creating art today. In my early years my mother a single parent lived in fear for my health due to the environmental hazards of San Francisco’s Hunters Point district. I suffered with asthma. Therefore, my innate interest to drawing and painting became that of a marriage over sports modeling my pursuit for constant spiritual mental and physical elevation. Having siblings among others as viewers of my work challenged me to go beyond my limitations. I remember my late grandmother a Barber and tailor sewing for hours at her machine after coming home from work. I would sit at her feet and draw on a paper bag with a pen, marker, crayon or a number two pencil.

Art is an absolute liberation of my imagination, a tool I use to communicate and share my “inner-light.” I have regular memories of my childhood working at the local super market, helping elders with their shopping bags. Receiving tips helping my grandmother in her barber shop by sweeping up the hairs to find money mysteriously hidden in large clumps. At the end of each service, those who knew me would say, “Keep up the good work and never stop doing your art.” From these experiences, I have learned the treasure of focusing on minuet details. Eventually, I realized in my artistic process that I too would hide treasures.

Living with this artistic expression is ritualistic in act and meditative in thought. Many times in the midst of creating, I experience dejavu. The realization of a single moment is obsolete only until it is captured by a memory of a stroke; a thought or pause for observation that I have discovered represents reincarnation of that tangible moment. Because of this, the very act of creating fine art is imparted with the relationship and responsibility I have with THE CREATOR. “The purpose of my existence.”

I also feel it is my duty as self taught artist to have an internal dialog with the viewer and in many cases the ancestors, where at this point I find inspiration for artistic expression. Fathering my child, serving my community, drumming, martial arts, poetry, philosophy and ancestral facts (history), all helps with the enhancement of my expression, to capture the Black experience in America. I enjoy manipulating dry pigments, water-based paints, oil pastels, ink pens, and found objects for assemblage projects. Book illustrations, portraiture, and public art projects have brought me closer to my community as it relates to the world. The purpose of my compositions is to challenge and elevate the social, political, environmental and spiritual issues of the world and it’s challenged with oppression. This has been my greatest enrapture.

Kenya and Haiti are places for instance that influence the bold and dramatic colors in my works. Henry Ossawa Tanner, Aaron Douglas, Charles White and Jean-Michel Basquiat (to name a few) has inspired my artistic direction. Being an artist and growing up with-in low-income housing projects, surrounded by the early stages of Hip-Hop, had an immense impact on my ability to create freely. Although this bold life style of music, poetry, art, dance, and intense research today seems barbaric. It nevertheless has influenced me to be boundless in my creative efforts to deliver messages of empowerment to the indigenous peoples of the world.

 

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A self-taught poet, painter, draughtsman, muralist, and illustrator, Seneferu is also the founder of “Aesthetic Ascension” art social network. Seneferu’s work has traveled to London, Durban South Africa's “War against Racism” in 2001; moreover has traveled to Italy, Haiti and Kenya. Seneferu’s work delivers messages of change & empowerment. Seneferu’s subject matter is rendered in a variety of techniques of approach, ranging from social, political and spiritual issues within challenged communities worldwide.

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