A couple of weeks ago I visited an art gallery in Wilmington DE for an art loop and it was one of my first real experiences in a gallery that wasn’t a large museum. My sister’s best friend’s boyfriend, Terrance Vann has been drawing and painting for many years and now his art is starting to become very popular on a local scale and hopefully soon nationally. His partner in crime Alim Smith also does his own paintings and drawings with his own unique style and together they call themselves The Color Brothers.
It is often times difficult to describe art pieces in words, but these pieces are very profound in some of their meaning and very colorful to say the least. I interpret the various colors in these pieces to represent the variety of inspiration as well as the non-discrimination of color both in the real world and their respective art pieces.
These pieces are all very eccentric and unique to how we perceive urban art today and from having conversations with these guys they seem very driven and passionate about what they do and they have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish with their art. Seeing their art along with speaking with them was very inspiring for me.
This piece in particular is mind-blowing to me because I am a huge fan of Erykah Badu, and when I saw this piece, Alim told me that somehow Erykah actually received a copy of this. It just goes to show that persistence in your craft can truly pay off. Not to mention, this past weekend Alim’s art was featured in the 2015 Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn New York. I first found this out from viewing the live snap story and seeing his art on there.
Terrance has also done some pretty large scale things with his art. Recently, he got to meet rapper 50 Cent as he was debuting his new vodka, Effen, and Terrance drew him a piece for the promotion of his vodka.
These guys are a couple of the most driven, open-minded artists that I’ve met in Delaware and they truly have potential to have their art featured on a national scale, maybe even global. They are always creating and even selling their pieces occasionally, and they are also open to drawing for other people (for $$ of course). Truly talented young men and I look forward to seeing more shows and paintings in the near future.