Photo Credits: Demetrius Wilson Studio & Good Black Art.

Ep.171 features Demetrius Wilson. His work stems from a place of personal biography and collectively shared experience. Finding both moments of stillness and activity, his work constantly adapts while it moves through pockets of the whole. Flirting with the idea of location, there is a feeling of impermanence and abstraction in Wilson’s paintings, while the colors tell stories of figures and landscapes that have yet to be concretized or revealed. Wilson describes his paintings as working through a process of displacement and is interested in how time can be handled. His paintings do not take on the task of blending time, specifically past and present, but rather distort it so as to challenge one’s visual field and comprehensive capacity to identify breaks in time. Adaptation is therefore a major theme in the artist’s current body of work. Specifically, Wilson adapts through the linguistic and interpretative relationships set up by color. Color alludes to persons, but also other things, other contexts like the environment itself.

Demetrius Wilson (B.1996, Boston) currently lives and works in New York City. Wilson is also currently completing his MFA at Hunter College, ’24.


Hunter College


Taymour Rahne

Site: Brooklyn Gallery

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Jonathan Ferrara gallery


Art Facts

Oil on Canvas
71 x 71 in
Photo Credit: Demetrius Wilson Studio & Taymour Grahne Projects

Bite Your Tongue
Oil on Canvas 72 x 84 in
Photo Credit: Demetrius Wilson Studio & Luce Gallery

Boys Will Be Boys
Oil on Canvas
56.5 x 65.5 in
Photo Credit: Demetrius Wilson Studio & T293 Gallery

Bright Lights Amidst the Chaos
Oil on Canvas
70 x 64 in
Photo Credit: Demetrius Wilson Studio & Taymour Grahne Projects