As the tensions heighten in the search for equality and social justice, and protest after protest keeps popping up all over the world, I believe it is my duty as an artist of color, to say what needs to be said. Say the words that most are afraid to speak.
The life experience for everyone is complex. My art focuses on the daily life experiences of young black males. I want to illustrate the internal struggle of young black males; the distorted expectations, ideas of masculinity, and just overall confusion, which leads to self-destructive behavior to ourselves, families, and communities.
The goal of my art is to create an atmosphere for conversation, understanding, conversion, and ultimately compassion for all people.
-Bobby English, Jr.
“Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.”
-Tao Te Ching
"Life is more than what meets the I and I.”