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Diedrick Brackens

Born in 1989, Mexia, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States

Overview

Melding the figurative style of European Renaissance tapestries with the abstracted textiles of West Africa, Diedrick Brackens crafts visceral, evocative tapestries which trace Black and queer histories in America and their presence in contemporary society. Silhouettes of black figures dancing, embracing, or swimming are woven into the foreground of his dreamlike backdrops, full of vitality. The large-scale textile works are both deeply personal and allegorical. They are laden with poetic motif...Read more