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A Conversation With Guyanese artist Dudley Charles

A Conversation With Dudley Charles

by Marcia G. Yerman – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Dudley Charles

Dudley Charles

Most artists talk about their personal history with a definitive sense of knowing that they were destined to be an artist.

Not Dudley Charles.

A soft-spoken man with a melodic cadence to his voice, Charles shared with me his story of growing up in Plaisance, Guyana, and the path that placed him on the road to art.

Charles talked about his early years in elementary school, when he was about 10-years-old. He was not a top athlete and, despite his desire to play cricket with his peers, was not sought out to be on their teams. Charles had to fill his school time with another activity, and the only choice available was arts and crafts.

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An Ancient Soul – The Art of Philip Moore – documentary

Documentary by Errol Ross Brewster

An Ancient Soul – The Art of Philip Moore

In this 1995 feature Philip Moore speaks expansively of the Spirit taught philosophy that underpins his creations. Dr. Adeoloa James, a Nigerian residing and teaching in Guyana gives her insight into the atavistic connection Moore has to his heritage of African Spirituality and which is always at the heart of his art.

Dr. Denis Williams, then Director of Art, recognizes Moore’s status as a great Caribbean adaptation of a great African tradition and clarifies the technological and iconological aspects of his work. Errol Ross Brewster, a Guyanese multi-media artist, teacher and cultural activist, as director of this feature, points in the visual treatment to Moore’s transmogrification of ordinary everyday experience which enriches us all, and reveals him as the artist to best mirror a most magical apprehension of the world that as Caribbean people we all can relate to.

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