In The Hood - Portraits of African American Professionals Wearing a Hoodie

Cesar Conde's avatar Cesar Conde

“In The Hood – Portraits of African American Professionals.” This project is of large scale paintings done in Technique Mixte ( 12 paintings, 48"w x 48"h to form a large square - collage - ) of African American professionals, male and female wearing a “Hoodie”. This is to continue the dialogue of “Perception” vs. “Reality”, race-relations, stigmas, images, stereotypes, generalizations. This project was inspired by the tragedy of the 17 y.o. African American teenager, Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year while wearing a hoodie in a Florida neighborhood. "Until we see each other beyond “The Hood and into Humanity”, we perhaps can achieve peace and erase color lines."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Technique Mixte
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 48 inches