Rico Gatson: Icons

   Billie #2 by Rico Gatson, 2014 Color pencil and photograph on paper. Courtesy of Ricogatson.com

Billie #2 by Rico Gatson, 2014 Color pencil and photograph on paper. Courtesy of Ricogatson.com

Highpoint Editions artist Rico Gatson began his Icon series in 2007. Using colored pencil and photographs on paper, Rico depicts African American cultural icons with rays of color emanating from their center. These rays suggest the presence of power, and encourage celebration of pivotal individuals such as James Brown, Muhammad Ali, and Nina Simone. Gatson will continue this theme with his first printmaking collaboration with Highpoint Editions. Look for his first Highpoint Editions release in Fall 2018.

Read more about his Icon series here...

Visit Rico's website here...