Knowledge Bennett bring Eazy-E back to life with his Cojones series 12 foot mural on the walls of Gallery 38. Bennett is a self-taught visual artist with roots in Harlem N.Y. as well as Asbury Park, N.J. With an audacious approach, his character reimagined silk-screened paintings have taking the art world by storm and have single handedly awaken the art enthusiast in many far and near.
His latest series titled “Cojones” has art aficionados and novice appreciators alike foaming at the mouth. “Cojones” is a series where Mr. Bennett has taking a 1989 publicity still of Hip Hop artist Slick Rick, captured by music industry photographer Janette Beckman and transformed it into various popular culture influencers of old and new. From one character to another each finished painting takes on a meaning of it’s own. Yet collectively the series has come to represent the ultimate statement in defiance, courage and independence.
Also, be sure to save the date and RSVP for our #THEARTDIALOGUES, in conversation with Norm ‘Nomzee’ Maxwell and Knowledge Bennet, April 23rd at 7pm.