Cultural Art

Cultural art refers to transformation and or a collaboration of different art forms. The term embodies creative thinking and critique, which encompasses the analyses of contemporary visual interpretation. Cultural art helps to explain the world in which we live, our worldview and often challenge current ideas, thoughts and practice. In general, cultural art are multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and cross-genre. Cultural art is less about definition and more about meaning and making sense of our current environment through an exploration of creativity with mediums.

Alongside the gripping works of the Lost Boys are those of Nashville’s premiere African-American artists. The pieces range from the curious to the grand (see slideshow of exhibit @ http://www.okayafrica.com/stories/sudanese-lost-boys-in-tennessee/). Sculptures of scattered eyes stare across the room at ceiling-high charcoal portraits,while a sharecropper stands worn, but determined before a retina searing background of green and pink. Michael Mucker’s The Foundation (to Left) simmers with cultural diffusion, and exemplifies the hip-hop imbued style that has made him one of Nashville’s most gifted artists. It is very evident, Hip Hop culture has influenced Mike’s art from the beginning. Connections to the story of the Lost Boys err heavily on the side of tangential, but the themes emerge when given a broad enough perspective.