Lashun Costor

Lashun Costor

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Artist Statement
My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, my work explores the varying relationships between my ancestors and me. The subject matter of each body of work allows my audience to engage with their curiosity and question the world around them. I communicate through garments to creating an environment for my audience to open their minds and let loose. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.  During research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. The work thus far has used the experiences and voices of myself and others to create a complex story that decrypts my ancestors past but also shows how their past intertwines with this new reality. Which showcases the real world we live in with an Afrofuturism gaze, that I feel compelled to bring to life. My passion for history particularly American history is what has led me to dig deep into my past and share those experience. I had to understand and come to terms with the history of my people and the effects it has on us today. These garments give voices to people that struggle with the same problems I’ve faced. These stories I tell are placed in the canon of modernist art, in hopes of making visible what is often overlooked in the historicizing of the artist.



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