Art & Activism
Ferguson, MO // 2014
There is an outcry of the social injustice that persists in urban neighborhoods. From Oakland to New York, the tragedy of Michael Brown was a breaking point in 2014, especially for the Ferguson community. The artwork series below uses symbolism as a way to discuss police brutality, social injustice, militarization of police, and the influence of media.
As an artist, there is a responsibility to amplify the emotions caused by inequalities and unjust behaviors. The visual arts help document history and develop entry points towards community dialogue. It is important Ángel to be culturally conscious and actively involved as a human citizen. As a person of color, he has experienced his own forms of racism, stereotypes, and discrimination. Experiences that are oppressive to the human self.