I created Marshun Art as an outlet to express my thoughts and perspectives. I use art as my voice, and more often than not the outcomes are far louder than any words I could ever speak. I take the struggles that life throws me daily and manifest them into art. Marshun art consists of both, intrinsic and extrinsic reflection. Inspired by hip hop and film I use various mediums such as, acrylic paint, spray paint, ink, fabric, and digital art to produce the works that are, Marshun Art. My work explores the varying relationships between the racial, economic, and social climate of today’s society. With the visuals I create I aspire to inspire much like the engravings found in the pyramids. I create now, so one day my art will tell a story of the past to the future. My works are a representation of love, pain, and the chaos of the world and my world combined.
Can you describe your style to me?
I tend to take a minimalist approach. Mixed with graffiti giving it an urban feel. I create mini portraits that use the small but important details to capture the true essence of the being or subject.
Describe your creative process. How do you start a new piece?
Energy is important to me and therefore plays a big part in my creative process. My work is normally inspired by everyday life. If I see something and it keeps coming to my mind I have to get rid of it, I have to leave it on the canvas. I enjoy working in a Bright space or even outside sometimes I paint. Incense Music or some sort of background noise is the perfect recipe for me to create something great.
What is it that inspires you most?
I’m inspired by everyday life and our struggles. Especially in a time like right now where the world can be so ugly, I try to create beautiful things based on our reality. I find inspiration in the colors I see when I walk outside. Inspiration is everywhere and I try to remain open enough to make sure I can see it.
I attribute much of my inspiration to artists such as; Basquiat, Picasso, Jasper
Johns, Renee Cox, and Samella Lewis. Yet, I also believe much of my success coincides
with lessons from my mother, a single-parent, who gave me the edge and confidence to chase
My dreams and be my own boss; a lesson that I am honored to share with the world.
What does art mean to you?
Art is life. As an artist, I have the opportunity to leave traces of history behind. To preserve my culture telling stories from a visual aspect. Without art, life would be boring, not just for the creative but also for the viewer. Art gets me through great and Crazy days, art is my voice.
Where do you see yourself in five years/ Or What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
My ultimate goal as an artist is to have art all over the world. I would like to open an Academy and teach young artists. Show them their potential for greatness from a young age.