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Christophe Roberts

Coming of age in the bloom of hip-hop, Roberts’ early practice was influenced by music and salon culture. This formative engagement with countercultures that would be looted for commercial purposes inspires his use of line, color, and fragmentation. Roberts’ designs and figures acknowledge his own fraught relationship to capitalism.

Saint and the Warrior
2020
Cardboard, shoeboxes
24 x 48 x 12 in.


This interview has been edited, read the full interview here.


Interviews were conducted by Chenée Daley; a Jamaican-born, New York-based multi-genre writer, whose work encompasses poetry, prose, and song. Grounded in the tender narratives of personal histories where place and memory connect, her work has won the first place writing prize from the University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Small Axe writing prize, the Denis Diderot [A-I-R] fellowship from Chateau Orquevaux in Ardenne, France and was recently shortlisted for the Eddie Baugh poet laureate of Jamaica prize. Her work appears in The Wall Street Journal, The Jamaica Observer, Small Axe Journal, The Cordite Review, American Chordata, and BOMB magazine. She has an MFA in writing from Columbia University.

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