Conscious Art: Man With The Banjo ©

Title: Man With The Banjo
Year Painted: 2007
Type: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: L 39.4”(100 cm) W 27.5”(70 cm)
Price: $7,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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The white guy with Banjo is the conscientious objector among the crowd.  He could be "Occupy Wall Street" or any other protest movement but he plays amidst a crowd who largely ignores him.  We feel the onset of something major as everyone else is attentively looking at their watches with a sense of anticipation... or maybe they are simply late for work.  A lone member of the crowd turns around to listen to “The Man With The Banjo”. While he ploughs against the crowd, the lone black man, without any hesitation, tracks along with the flow, in spite of his outer differences in physical appearance, cultural background, upbringing, and ability to interpret and channel danger.  False sense of acceptance by the crowd guides him unconsciously.



Social commentaries through a selection of mixed media, oil, and acrylic figurative paintings by Paris based contemporary artist and social critic Ealy Mays.   

Ealy Mays

6 rue Christine 
75006 Paris

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Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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