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    It'll be okay
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    It'll be okay

    , Shaqúelle Whyte, 2020,  oil paint pastel and spray paint on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

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    Beauty’s big sleep
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    Beauty’s big sleep

    , Shaqúelle Whyte, 2021, oil paint & pastel on canvas, 220 x 180 cm

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    See you soon I'm sure
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    See you soon I'm sure

    , Shaqúelle Whyte, 2021, oil paint and pastel on canvas, 120 cm x 150 cm 

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    Where'd the flowers go
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    Where'd the flowers go

    , Shaqúelle Whyte, 2021, oil paint and pastel on canvas, 200 cm (w) x 150 cm (h), diptych

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Shaqúelle Whyte – BA/BFA

Through paint, I direct imagined characters as if they were actors, and the canvas is the stage. As characters, they each represent a sect of my personality, a space for me to inquire into different possibilities without consequence. This has become a key component of my practice; their likeness is a tool rather than the driving force of emotion as it is not their story that I am telling but rather it is mine. They move through the spaces that I create, to tell stories that reflect my ever-evolving ideas about masculinity, vulnerability, destiny, and relationships. This is all supplemented by my love of the dystopian genre. How utopia can be warped, the everyday twisted in ways that reflect our world. This in turn allows me to indulge in the surreal. I consider my practice like a gyroscope; language exists at the centre and as such can be observed and developed.