Chicago Artist Rahmaan Statik exhibits for the first time in Chinatown

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Chicago South Side Artist Exhibits First Time in Chinatown Gallery

alt text By Carolyn Chen, Reporter, The Real Chi

Chicago public artist, Rahmaan Statik, who has produced over 400 murals and is famous for his recent 900-foot-long Great Wall of Chicago project, is exhibiting his contemporary paintings for Black History Month at the ART Gallery in Chinatown.

Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, Statik has memories of passing through Chinatown and going to restaurants. He is excited to display his work in this area, considering it as “a cultural connection that is destined to happen.”

 

“Art is colorblind. We need to come together and appreciate art. It doesn't matter where you come from.”

 

 

 

Statik has extensive experience working with artists of different ethnicities. In his work, he earnestly explores the idea that people are all connected.

Working extensively with artists of different ethnicities, Statik conveys the idea that people are all connected in his work.

Statik enjoys representing African American culture, because he believes people can have a better understanding of a different culture through art instead of through stereotypes.

Statik is also involved in an initiative to launch a mural project in Chinatown. He hopes people in Chinatown can appreciate his art practice through his public art.

The Art Gallery, opened in August 2017, when the founder David Moy asked himself how to keep visitors of Chinatown in the area after eating the food.

As a cultural institution for visitors in the area, the gallery looks forward to showing artwork by artists of all ethnic groups and all backgrounds. 

“Art is colorblind. We need to come together and appreciate art. It doesn't matter where you come from.” David Moy said.