En Retrospect showcases never before seen artworks created between 1990 and 2018. Featured drawings, watercolors, paintings, monotypes, etchings and mixed-media works on canvas and paper depict Humes’ exploration of themes and styles such as dance, portraiture, figurative studies, scenic landscapes, social concerns along with domestic images of family and friends.
As a collective body of work, they illustrate the social climate of Florida from the north to south, capturing the genre of the region’s African-American rural and urban communities.
En Retrospect serves as a visual documentary of the artist’s style, techniques, interests and expressions that chronicle his maturation as a young Black artist in Miami during his formative years living in the South Florida community.
Charles Humes Jr. Born in Miami, Florida of a rich family heritage of Grand Turk, Exuma, and the Eleuthera Islands of the Bahamas; nationally acclaimed painter, print-maker, draftsman, muralist and educator, Charles E. Humes, Jr. has been a professional fine Artist for over forty years. Influenced as a youth by the Civil Rights Movements of the 70’s and 80’s in which social perception and status was based on the color of one’s skin or the place one calls home, Humes early expressions found a voice championing the plight of the homeless, urban conditions and stereotypes predicated on socio political, educational, economic prejudices and bigotry.
Humes received many national and regional awards for his signature depictions of the African-American condition. Humes studies included Florida State University, Florida International University and Miami-Dade College earning arts degrees in Fine Arts, Printmaking and Arts Education.
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