Framed Gallery
African American Art
Framed Gallery
African American Art

Gerald Griffin

I want to present an open-sided view of the consequences of American life, both to criticize and find beauty. Ideas about portraiture and identity have continued to influence the evolution of my work.  My desire is to integrate the personal and societal meaningfulness of the images I incorporate within my art. It is important for images to engage me on an emotional level, and consequently, the way I construct a painting or sculpture is representative of my processing of a given image's significance relative to a greater context. I think of works of art as vehicles of communication. One makes a piece imbued with the sensibility of one's own time and sends out into the world to make contact with the future.  Postmodernism defines the realization that nothing is pre-given. Without absolute belief systems artists are free to invent their own. Many artist practice the Modernist inclination towards debasing the belief in beauty as a transcendent experience. I however, strive for an artistic expression that dares to be beautiful, is thought provoking in scope, and values it's audience.

 


  • White Butterfly
    Oil on Wood
    24x48
    $9,400
  • There is No Ledge
    Oil on Canvas
    30x24
    $4,500
  • Arise
    Oil on Canvas
    24x36
    $7,500
  • Still Soft as Cotton
    Oil on Canvas
    32x48
    $12,300
  • Power of Love
    Oil on Canvas
    36x48
    $16,500
  • S-Cape
    Oil on Canvas
    72x48
    $24,000
  • White Horse
    Oil on Canvas
    48x72
    $24,500
  • The Promise
    Oil on Canvas
    48x60
    $26,500
  • Quest For Freedom
    Oil on Wood
    48x72
    $23,200
  • Two Buckets
    Oil on Wood
    36x48
    $12,500
  • To Steal A Queen
    Oil on Wood
    32x32
    $5,400
  • And GOD Created Eve
    Oil on Wood
    36x48
    $13,500
  • Hear and Now
    Ceramic
    9x8x12
    $2,500
  • Primordial
    Bronze
    18x40x12
    $37,000
  • Set Me Free
    Bronze
    15x30x22
    $6,500
  • The Womb of Blackness
    Bronze
    48x36x12
    $22,000
  • To Rise
    Bronze
    36x17x20
    $54,000
  • To The Sky
    Bronze
    20x26x12
    $12,250
  • Watch me Soar
    Bronze
    48x36x12
    $22,000