Randy Rogers

freedom clay continues to celebrate the multi-dimensional facets and the plight of Black people in America by celebrating and affirming their beauty and humanity. This is largely done by creating paintings in response to what’s going on personally, socially and politically and how these contexts inform how individuals are perceived and treated in broader society. Vivid colors and freedom clay's ability to capture and provoke emotion in his faceless paintings have become unique characteristics to his aesthetic. As a proud and evolving self-taught artist from the south, freedom clay's earnest hope is his work continues to make people happy where they see themselves or others they may know in his creations, inspire life-affirming and critical conversations, while addressing, responding or reacting to disparate sociopolitical issues involving race, class, gender, stigma and sexuality.