Stage Two: Exploring the ‘Outsider Artist’ Jean Michel Basquait’.

Working inside the iconic building The Soapworks our group discussed the life and work of Jean Michel Basquait, his beginnings as a graffiti artist, how his mother bought him at an early age the book Grey’s Anatomy and what he felt being a black man in New York and how all these things worked their way into the meanings and images of his art. We then experimented with his process, creating our own tags, personal symbols and creative images.