Artists To Know: Richard Mark Rawlins

Still From FINDING BLACK, 2013-2015
From FINDING BLACK, 2013-2015

Richard Mark Rawlins  is a Trinidadian, UK-based artist who has focused on art which seeks to intervene and question the culture and representation in mass media of cultural minorities. He has recently focused on print and print-making in unconventional ways such as burning onto clothing, zines and printing onto ceramics and other objects of cultural significance. He also takes reference from the world of popular comics and superhero narratives. Rawlins has also acted as the visionaire behind the catalogue design of several of the most noted Caribbean art exhibitions. His online journals Artz Pub & Draconian Switch have fostered this more social and critical aspect of his design practice. The work featured comes from his ‘Finding Black’ series.
- Oneika Russell

The 'Artists To Know' feature began as a part of the Instagram Takeover that we partnered with Residency Unlimited on during the period of protests over public monuments, racial injustice and other calls for political paradigm shifts (June 19th). It is our wish to further showcase a growing list of Caribbean artists that are doing work and have done work that is both critical and timely. Find out more about Richard Mark Rawlins' work on Instagram @rmraffinity and the artist's website.

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