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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