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Don't Touch My Hair

Don't Touch My Hair

Don't Touch My Hair

Luke Simumba

"Don't Touch My Hair" is heavily based around the stigmas about black people, their facial features and their natural hair. Being a person of colour, my natural hair is a fundamental part of my identity. Furthermore, I am very conscious of how we are portrayed in society, the media and the arts. I’ve used song lyrics and references to bring a sense of popular culture into the piece, which is something I do with most of my paintings. My work very much promotes black culture and beauty. The piece is part of a series of paintings I am currently creating that reflects on racism, racial issues and the effect they have on today’s society. As an artist, I am committed in making my work socially engaging and reflective of the times we're living in.

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