Joan Mitchell Center

Horton Humble

Emerging AIR
Painter & Ceramicist
New Orleans, LA
March 6–June 30
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Born in New Orleans, Horton Humble is a self-taught American artist and a traveler. His travels have influenced his work and enhanced his power to represent ideas and emotions using intricate drawings and architectural shapes full of color and movement. Humble’s ability to work while traveling lead him to paint on traditional African fabrics in Ethiopia and sculpting ceramics in Lisbon, Portugal. The low and high relief techniques on clay introduced dimension and perspective to his work, a progress that can easily be seen through the “Lisbon Works” series.

Horton Humble is a founding member of LEVEL Collective and a 2015 nominee for the United States Artists Fellowship. His works are included in private collections and showcased in the Prizm Art Fair Miami, The Atlanta Contemporary Biennial 2016, Ohr-O`Keefe Museum of Art, The Luciano´s Benetton Imago Mundi Collection curated by Diego Cortez- P+, NOMA, “Instructions”: Prospect 2 Satellite, Antenna Gallery New Orleans, among others.
 

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Ethiopia Addis Millennium

Ethiopia Addis Millennium

2008/2013, African cloth, acrylic, oil paint, ink and marker, 49 x 67 inches

Catalogue of Thoughts

Catalogue of Thoughts

2013, house paint, oil and acrylic paint, china ink and marker on canvas, 75 x 72 inches

The Voice, Imago Mundi Collection

The Voice, Imago Mundi Collection

2014, art commission for Reparation: Contemporary Artists from New Orleans, curated by Diego Cortez for the Luciano´s Benetton Imago Mundi Collection, 4 x 4.75 inches

The Shifters

The Shifters

2014, oil, marker, pencil and acrylic on jute cloth, 58 x 62 inches

The Couple

The Couple

2014, house paint, oil, china ink, pencil and marker on wood, 76 x 46 inches

Convertible Heads

Convertible Heads

2014, 9 drawings, oil pastel, pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 16 x 23 inches each

Woman Fountain

Woman Fountain

2014, oil and acrylic, oil pastel and pencil on wood, 53 x 63 inches

Earleans

Earleans

2016, oil pastel, pencil and acrylic and oil paint on paper, 64 x 36 inches