Bisa Butler's work aims to 'reorient angst and despair' faced by Black Americans


But while it's undoubtedly exquisitely detailed and nuanced, it really packs a punch. Her portraits are expressive, viscerally alive – and at times, rather haunting.

Butler's work is currently on show at her first solo exhibition at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. Titled The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake; the exhibition of large-scale works showcases her signature composite characters that are rendered life-size, adding to the feeling that they're staring right at you.

March 17, 2020