To Kevin Claiborne, memory is the primary material of his work. He explains “I seek to make the invisible visible”, thus striving to put the black community back at the forefront of the viewer’s consciousness. By having a critical eye on the past, he insists on invisible stories, by proving that what we do not see is sometimes more important than what is on the surface.
He works the medium of collage, a technique used by dadaist artist notably, who aimed to include a political content to their art.
“I like for my work to keep an open vision, it is not necessarily didactic by nature, but I at least hope that each piece could be a conversation on its own, or a conversation starter.” Kevin Claiborne