Here is a fascinating video (recently launched by the Atlantis “Come to Life” series): “Steffon Grant’s Psychedelic Journey.” Steffon Grant is a Bahamian contemporary artist who uses his art to reflect what he sees in society, and gets his creative juices flowing with a “baptism by paint”. Grant was part of Atlantis’ new campaign that spotlights Bahamian talent and creativity. [See the video on Grant’s trajectory below.]
Here is more on Steffon Grant from the D’Aguilar Art Foundation: Steffon Andrew Grant (born 1985, Freeport, Grand Bahama) graduated from Eight Mile Rock High School in Grand Bahama. At age 22 he moved to New Providence to pursue a Bachelor’s in Education from the College of The Bahamas. Initially, Grant concentrated on a degree in mathematics but after accepting his propensity towards the fine arts, he transferred to the Art Department in 2008.
Compelled to pursue advancement in art practices to compensate for years of “art deprivation”, Grant called on his skills as a mathematician to organize his approach to his new body of work. The artist paints reduced imagery; depicting photographic images and collages in flat areas of bold colors; light is depicted with dark saturated color and volume in thick contours.
In 2010, the artist was awarded the Junior Artists Residency at Popopstudios ICVA, for which he created a body of work that examined the role of the male in Bahamian society. Grant presently teaches art to secondary school students in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
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[Images above: Stills from “Steffon Grant’s Psychedelic Journey.”]