" My works are expressions of my diverse thoughts, feelings, emotions, moods and enviroments. I reflect on Africa and the diaspora, painting landscapes and scenes in a realist manner. The injustices against Africans are reflected strongly in my work as recurring thoughts needing to be expressed- like the voices of ancestors demanding to be heard.
On the other side, my works also reflect the colors and sounds of the present. "Funk" ( as in Parliment and the Funkadelics) and "Afrobeat" ( as in Fela Anikulapo Kuti) take hold of my spirit and colors fly from my brush onto faces and into hair, patterns fall in backgrounds, while James Brown shouts, " Make it Funky!!!" and a party begins."
Wesley was born in Washington DC and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a BFA in painting from Syracuse University.
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