L’art selon Nicholas Huggins

Nicholas Huggins

Nicholas Huggins est un graphiste et illustrateur originaire de l’île de Trinidad et Tobago. Magie de l’Internet : je découvre ces œuvres, que je trouve exceptionnelles, par le biais du chanteur jamaïcain Chronixx.

Il y a déjà quelques soirs, Chronixx nous propose, via sompte Instagram, de découvrir une illustration de lui, sous la forme de la carte du continent africain. J’ai tout de suite trouvé cette image très parlante, quand on connaît le sentiment du chanteur de reggae vis-à-vis de l’Afrique. Tels sont les mots qu’il nous laisse sur ce réseau social :

I’m not sure why I have never felt the GREAT NEED to seek out my « roots » and prove my « Africaness » to the world. As early as I can remember as a youth I always felt like an African (nobody had to tell me that) and the way I dress, the language I speak and the way I live never caused me to feel any less or more than African !

I observed a lot (secretly) and asked a lot of questions but that was life..for me that’s what living really is- learning. So all the reading and observation I did growing up didn’t feel like searching to me…it felt more like I was discovering things that I was literally created to know – acquiring knowledge I was meant to have.

One thing I learn in this life is that race is just our physical identity and we shouldn’t over spend our time trying to convince everybody that our physical appearance sets us higher than the remainder of humanity. because humanity is a greater force than any one race or group. Watch this now….Supremacy, racism and division has no end once you feed life to it in your everyday life – it can go on and on and on.

So first you are BLACK and you are greater than all other race then you are AFRICAN and there is no greater continent then you are NIGERIAN and now you are better than every other african then you are from the Ibo tribe and that sets you higher than all other Nigerians then…..you are better than your own brother. Africa is I an I. However it is my duty to love and care for the whole earth and all of humanity.

Chronixx

J’ai voulu satisfaire ma curiosité, et découvrir qui avait eu l’idée de cette image. Et c’est ainsi que je découvre tout l’art de Nicholas Huggins. Je vous invite d’ailleurs à directement aller sur son site, bien que je vous partage ici, quelques-unes de ses illustrations, reprenant par exemple Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, Childish Gambino mais aussi Bunji Garlin, grand chanteur de soca, ou encore Jean-Michel Basquiat, un artiste américain décédé bien trop tôt…