- July 22, 2021
-- The Find Your ID NYC (https://fyidnyc.com/)
delivered another electric and thought-provoking show this past Wednesday night as hosts Tarik and Caleb hosted visual artist Mark West Jr.
The Identity Podcast welcomed art historian, art dealer, and visual artist Mark West Jr. onto the show. Bringing History to Life covered West's journey from the corporate world to the art market, his interests in art history, and his aspirations to help other artists.
Mark West is a visual artist, art historian, and art dealer. Mark West paints exclusively with Blackface as Blackface was directly inspired by African art that predates Christianity. In fact, Blackface has existed since 3000 BC. The original form of Blackface was used to depict people from Africa and was and is commonly used to depict famous ancestors such as Oshun and Shango. West typically paints images of Black Gods and Deities and important scenes throughout global Black history. West's love of art and culture led him to open the Mark West Center for the Arts, also known as House of Mark West in NYC in 2018. The House of Mark West is a Black-owned gallery and cultural center serving POC, LGBTQ, and Differently-
Abled artists and creatives. Currently West is in the process of opening a new public museum in NYC called the Mark West Museum anticipated in 2023.
The Identity Podcast finishes off July on July 28th at 7:15 p.m. EST on Identity Podcast's Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. Viewers can listen to the show on all streaming platforms including on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/2xPOrQfDjjQJJjOn3q3ePb?si=Q...
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