United States

Using art to democratize identity

“Disrupting prevailing narratives around race and respectability”

Working under his alias PsychoEgyptian, this New York City local is a visual artist and musician who works to engage radically democratized notions of identity. His drawings and paintings explore high and low culture, investigating their potential to scramble and disrupt prevailing narratives around race and respectability. With an inherent level of playfulness, the artist seeks to strike up dialogues about outsiderness and esoterica in the tradition of Sun Ra, WuTang Clan, Malcolm X, Drexciya and Bad Brains. In creating these conversations, his work explodes barriers between art, fashion and music.

For this, PsychoEgyptian’s art has been exhibited across New York City and his music has seen him tour across Europe and the USA. Marked by high power and visceral energy, his live shows speak a similar language to his visual art: one of challenge and disruption.