MAROONs

THE

 REBELLION

Ma·roon

məˈrōōn/
 

noun

plural noun: Maroons

A member of any of various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British settlers, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.

*A SERIES OF 125 LARGE FORMAT PAINTINGS

Egungun, 2016
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The Young King, 2019
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Let Us Pray I (The Royals), 2016
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Disco Devil, 2016
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Sam Sharpe 1831, 2017
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Lee Scratch The Uber Rex Of Sub Atomic Dub, 2017
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The Crown Wears The Head, 2018
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Black Woman & Child, 2019
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The Pink Queen, 2017
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Paul II, 2017
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Lee Scratch X / Quadruple Consciousness, 2017
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Eshu Red, 2017
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“The way Ainsley uses paint is brave and matches his subject matter. Ainsley’s technique requires that he uses his whole body when creating work, so his strokes are grand and full of fevered movement. His use of color is bold and unapologetic, and the placement of the color and his color choices are intuitive; it’s almost like the work is telling him exactly what it needs. This series is yelling to the viewer to pay attention, to see more.”

— Naudline Pierre, The Studio Museum in Harlem 2019-20 Artist in Residence