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
Ogun Before
Statue Of  A Young King
The Young King in Darkness
War Dance
Through The Ravages - We Love Despite
Ship
Tools From The spirit World
In The Realm of The Spirit
Millions Below Deck II
Let Us Pray I (The Royals)
Let Us Pray II (The Royals)
Ogun
Disco Devil
Disco Devil II
Afro Islam
Still Royal
Sam Sharpe 1831
Lee Scratch The Uber Rex Of Sub Atomic Dub
Nanny Super Imposed / Yellow
Nanny Super Imposed / Blue
Ritual Mask
Broken
Pocomania
The Crown Wears The Head
Black Woman & Child
Ritual Mask II
The Breaking
Shango II
Eshu
A Blacker God / Rebel god
Africa
The Pink Queen
St. Paul
Paul I
Paul II
Lee Scratch X / Quadruple Consciousness
Garvey Once
Garvey Twice
Eshu Red
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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