William Rembert

Message from the Artist

“My art represents my interpretation of human nature. I have always been extremely observant and thus, my artwork comes from my life’s observations.

My process is to use live sketches, photos, history, current events, music (old and new), and/or my poetry to create an art piece that’s descriptive of a thought, image, or of the person I’m portraying. I have a tendency of work in series and to connect each art piece to a thought or another art piece. I work in a variety of mediums: acrylic, oils, relief printmaking, collage, pastels, pencil, ink, and charcoal. I love experimenting with different processes and mediums.

I’m artistically influenced by Jean-Michael Basquiat, Hans Hoffmann, Romare Bearden, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Alice Neel, Chuck Close, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Paul Cezanne, and Robert Henri. My poetic influences are Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes.

I’m intellectually encouraged by Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Colin Powell, and John Dewey.

As an avid reader, I continually study history and current events and how the two correlated. Additionally, I have been writing poetry since 2003 and consider it an extension of my art. My art, regardless of what form, expresses my observations and ideas of living.”

– Bill Rembert

This exhibit was hosted at the Safe House Museum from February 1st 2014 to April 30th 2014.