Nikko Washington: A Word
Raised in and shaped by the landscape and culture of Hyde Park, Chicago, Nikko Washington has been creating art since he can remember – beginning with drawing, and painting, and later moving to graphic design and screen-printing. Washington has been able to successfully transition from one medium to another, allowing him to create new and unique ways for his audience to experience his life and take a deeper look at his history.
With his new body of work, Washington will explore the culmination of abstract art and text in direct response to questions on gentrification and displacement; two themes that are heavily prevalent across Washington’s life, with narratives he and those closest to him have experienced first-hand. The exhibition itself, titled “A Word,” looks at explicit references towards the creation of black art and subtle references to blackness within art.
These experiences can be further explored through his past works, which include portraits of black culture, leaders and martyrdom. To learn more about the artist, please visit www.nikkowashington.com