Fulton Art Fair
WBGO Reception night March 16, 2017
Larry Weekes was born and raised in Harlem, NYC. Were attended public school including The Fiorello High School of Music and Art. He continued study at New York Community College majoring in advertising design. He continued studies at the City College of New York, The Art Students League and The School of Visual Arts.
He spent many years in retail management. He made a career change and returned to the graphic arts field working for a type setting firm. He made another change entering the garment industry as a designer working with such brands as ECKO, PHAT FARM and FUBU. He is currently building another career as an artist. He has exhibited with many group shows with SONYA artist and The Fort Greene photo club.
He works in several mediums and styles. He uses photography, painting, drawing and mixed media. Creating in some cases 3 dimensional pieces that draw the viewer in and adds depth to the piece.
Larry is a member of SONYA and The Fulton Street Art Fair.
Larry beliefs that the role of the artist is to communicate, document and inspire thought. The images of African mask connect to our history and ancestors. “We are not connected to our past; these mask have spirit the energy that I put into them which allows me to connect to that energy.” The artist must evoke the energy of feelings. We all have moments when we need to just float or take a moment to meditate on our lives. The artist must also document history.
I enjoy working in black and white because we dream in black and white. Dreams are a kind of reality that is beyond the everyday reality of life. I feel this allows easer flow of the creative energy. Adding a three dimensional element create a new realty.