WHO AM I?
MOMAR YUSEF CLEMONS, (born on May 4, 1973, in Redwood City, California, U.S.A.) is a Brooklyn-based, African-American, multi-disciplinary artist. Concentrated in mixed media painting, his work mines the depths of Black diasporic history and its transformative presence in contemporary U.S. culture.
As educators politically and intellectually aligned with the Black Power movement, Clemons’ parents both initiated and influenced the ongoing dialogue which would charge his continuous engagement with Black history and American politics. In maturity, he easily identified the inextricable fusion of those politics into his art.
Instead of fighting it, he leaned into it.
The works of Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Salvador Dali, and Frida Kahlo color Momar‘s unique brand of storytelling. His work employs the traditions of Neo-Expressionism Pop Art and Pulp Art sensibilities into loose narratives; constructing a non-linear, sometimes surreal and dreamlike narrative around the Black experience.