TASANEE DURRETT

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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Tasanee Durrett

I’m a minimalist artist who explores the themes of Black Stories in the realms of identity, culture and placemaking/architecture. My artwork utilizes mediums of drawing and mixed media to display narratives of Black existence that are typically kept hidden from us. I use poetry, experiences, memory and historical literature to inspire my work.

I draw using one line - meaning, each piece is drawn with my hand never lifting from the medium that I work with until it is absolutely complete. I specialize in continuous contour drawing, also known as “single-line” drawing. I enjoy the complexity behind the minimal nature of the technique. It reminds me of the Black Diaspora and how blackness is seen as a simple beauty made up of complex histories, essences  and backgrounds.