Peace Everybody. We here at Civiljustus.com heavily value the arts. We've showcased my film work here as well as my music, but I feel we definitely need to shine the spotlight on other artists who are doing important work in our community. We envision CivilJustus.com to be a hub of film, music, photography, illustrations, paintings and all types of art, and with that said we will begin to periodically feature these artists.
Audrey Dussap is the first artist not named Civil JustUs to be featured on this site, and with good reason. I came across her art while following her on twitter and was immediately amazed. Her paintings tell a story of Black women that command ownership of their bodies as well as their lives. There is a love for Black women in Audrey's art, and that is ever so important as society continues to stigmatize and shame Black women, and tries to erase Black women and their experience while monopolizing on their culture. Everyday we see caricatures of Black women and images of stereotypes and self hate. Audrey however speaks to the issues that Black women face while displaying the beauty that is so often mocked and ridiculed (to then be emulated). Her art isn't just limited to Black women though as her works span through a multitude of subjects.
Here's a little more about Audrey Dussap from the artist herself:
"My name is Audrey Dussap, I am 20 years old living in North Lauderdale, Florida. I have been creating artwork since childhood but started sharing / selling it 2 years ago. I believe it was destiny for me to choose this path because my mother, grandfather, and great aunt are all creative and have influenced me in some way with their love for art. I mostly paint using acrylic or oil paint, and my influences and inspirations vary from my family, to my haitian background, to issues that women, more specifically black women face.
I'm always sketching in my notebooks, and old sketches and doodles often translate to some of my best/favorite pieces. I hope to be able to survive and make a living off of my work while traveling & spreading the artwork. I have learned that consistency is the key to my success."
Below are some of her works (Emphasis on "some", Audrey puts in work. Everyday she's constantly uploading photos of new paintings.).
We look forward to working with Audrey Dussap in the future and possibly collaborating on some projects. Again, this is only a fraction of Audrey's body of work. To see more you can follow her on twitter @audreymarielle and Instagram at "artbyamarielle"
MAKE SURE to check out her website etsy.com/shop/artbyamarielle where she has many of her works for sale.
Also you can contact Audrey Dussap for booking and other inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know what you think of Audrey's art. Drop a comment below.
Always moving forward.