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Kumasi Barnett

Kumasi Barnett x Sword Class @ 1944 Madison Avenue

From Baltimore, Maryland, Kumasi J. Barnett is a painter who graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his MFA from the Ohio State University. His latest work appropriates and alters well-recognized cultural icons to probe and criticize socially accepted stereotypes and prejudices. In this series, Barnett uses painting to alter the covers of beloved comic books to highlight the epidemic of police brutality against young black men.

Headshot by Joe Chea