As he showed us around, he talked to us about his influences, the books that inspire his practice and the ideas behind his exhibition in our Curve gallery – Julianknxx: Chorus in Rememory of Flight.
‘How do you move a poem from the page into a visual space, give it texture and that sound, and that emotion?’
Originally from Sierra Leone, Julianknxx uses his own history as a prism to deconstruct dominant perspectives on African art, history, and culture. Rich with symbolism, his work conveys the Black experience of defining and redefining the self, rejecting labels to form new collective narratives, as he crosses the boundaries between written word, music and visual art.
Watch our film and find out more.