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
Kemar Keanu Wynter and Joy Curtis at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
Kemar Keanu Wynter at Halsey McKay
Kemar Keanu Wynter: Portions
Kemar Keanu Wynter’s show Portions was reviewed by Lewis Block for The Brooklyn Rail.
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.