Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Texas Tuesday: Michael Ray Charles


Yesterday, I posted a few photos of collected Negro Memorabilia. The majority of my collection consists of books. While I do have many antique books, I also have modern books. One such artist whose work is collected in the following book





is Michael Ray Charles. (Yes, this cover is one of his works). This handsome young man teaches at University of Texas Austin. His works have been exhibited nationally from little ole Austin, to Chicago, to New York. While he receives many complaints about his stereotypical portrayal of blacks, he receives equal accolades. His work is insightful and stunning. I love him for being so bold - bold in the message he is sending and bold in not shying away. While his work screams without having to speak a word. Although, Michael is originally from Louisiana, we are privileged to have him on loan in Texas! Keep on keeping on, MRC.



A couple of my favorite prints from Michael:




A few of his PRINTS may be viewed on this page - they are shown on the right side of the page.


14 comments:

Doug said...

That;s dramatic stuff. He has the propaganda down cold.

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Woah! This is insightful...Looks like I am going to have to look him up.

Flyinfox_SATX

Demon23... said...

The power of being extreme is never lost on its viewers. The image in of themselves may draw ire, but will keep the brain pumping long after. That is a smart advertising tool, a productive hammer slamming the brain...

Nomas... you certainly are interesting and I dig the guys work. Very intelligent.

tkkerouac said...

Thanks for sharing this, I'm very interested in his work and admire his bold streak.
I'm saved on of the photos, I'm tempted to post it on my site but all hell will break loose.

NoMas said...

Doug: Thanks or visiting! MRC definately has a strong opinion.

Fox: His works are very thought provoking.

Demon: Some of his prints I just don't understand initially.

T: Aw, come on, don't be chicken (no pun intended. Post Mr. Charles.

Loving Annie said...

Hope you have a good Tuesday, NoMas !
For some reason, can't see the video in the previous post --

Dick said...

Talented and plays the race card well.
Two keys to making good money.
I applaud the guy.

NoMas said...

Anne: can't see the "Congrats Hammer" hmm - that's what Hammer said too - I'll try to repost, see if that helps.

Dick: I do wonder if he's making the bucks! I know he has caused a stir.

Mindless Dribbler said...

Well, he looks like a master at playing the race card. Although, I will give him props for displaying it so boldly.

Hell, even I like it.

"This blog does not allow anonymous comments."

Grrr again.

HINT: I'm not on your blogroll either, so na na na na

NoMas said...

Mindless Sumbich: Your on my roll now! Glad you like Michael's art and I could turn you on to him. He'll definately make you smile AND think!

kittenpower said...

very cool prints...

NoMas said...

KP: Thanks for visiting.

tkkerouac said...

Look at the comments I recieved for posting the white man in black makeup, I took a lashing.

Tisha! said...

a bit shocking at first but he definitely gets his message across!