Drawing upon his years of Friday nights cooking in familial kitchens and a nourished upbringing along the bakery and jerk shop-lined cross-streets of Crown Heights, Kemar Keanu Wynter’s abstract works are a generous stew of language and pigment. Layers of luscious, gestural strokes draw the viewer into fields of color which frequently operate with coded references to his histories; one, storied and generations-long in the Antilles and another budding and burgeoning in the Five Boroughs. Through this interplay of motif and materiality, the viewer’s own tethers to comfort, history and home are brought into focus.View CV
Current and Upcoming Residencies
Kemar Keanu Wynter is participating in three residencies; FluxAtAROS, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (2021); AQB AIR, Art Quarter Budapest, Hungary (2021, current); and Flux Factory AIR, Long Island City, NY (2022, forthcoming).
For Brooklyn Artist Kemar Wynter, Caribbean Food Is a Way Home
In this interview with Bon Appétit, Kemar Keanu Wynter shares on the subject of food as a core fixture of his practice and personal life.
Kemar Keanu Wynter: Portions
Kemar Keanu Wynter’s show Portions was reviewed by Lewis Block for The Brooklyn Rail.
I Saw It Hang Down There
Kemar Keanu Wynter is included in I Saw it Hang Down There, a group show at Bode Projects in Berlin, Germany.