Todd Gray portrays introspection and racial identity through juxtaposed photographs

Todd Gray is a contemporary artist who lives and works in both Ghana and Los Angeles. Born in 1954, his career as an artist got off to a hot start as he worked as a photographer in the film industry taking photos for groups such as the Jackson 5 while still a high school student. After receiving his BFA from CalArts Gray was asked by Michael Jackson to be his personal photographer and did so between 1979 and 1983. Todd Gray has used this exposure and opportunity as a subject of his new contemporary art in which he juxtaposes different image in frames of varying shapes and sizes to create his artworks. His work, although driven by introspection, holds a great element of cultural iconography making it easy to find recognizable images for the viewer. His pieces hold a great air of racial identity while not stating so in an over-the-top manner. Scroll through his beautiful work below!

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

todd gray contemporary photography mixed media strange frame neo african art

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