ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON III
My work examines contemporary black experiences. As a visual historian, I use art to create dialogue around societal issues and create space for empathy and observance.
As an artist, I am interested in displaying the range of human emotion through the use of abstract expressionism. I use color, shapes and symbols around loose physical forms to allow the viewer to reflect on how they process emotion. My passion of metaphysics is incorporated in the selection of palette and the use of color to heal and be representative.
Roosevelt Watson III is a painter working in surreal, abstract, and expressionistic modes. A dedicated studio artist, he earned his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art (now the Savannah College of Art and Design) and is a recipient of the Community Arts Foundation’s Art Venture Grant. His work has been displayed in major institutions throughout Florida and beyond.