Floyd Strickland

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Floyd Strickland

United States

Floyd Strickland is an emerging multi-disciplined artist from Los Angeles Ca. 

Drawing inspiration from his childhood environment, Strickland often uses realistic 

figures that are juxtaposed with cartoons creating dream-like paintings. 

Strickland’s works has evolved as he delves into the work of many classical painters. 

Early own, inspired by contemporary pop art, Strickland worked primarily with acrylics, creating

larger portraits of celebrity. His work has evolved and taken a 

more personal turn as dig deep into his childhood and the struggles of growing up being

educated in Watts in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Strickland’s work is

often filled with symbolism that refers back to his childhood and the tragedies of a 

lost childhood. 

Floyds' previous work includes a series of several large scale paintings that attempt to depict

the courage and strength of the young people of color growing

up in today’s political climate. That elicit thought and discussion about the

paintings by adding deliberate symbolism. He suggests, Aspects of African American culture

are often vilified until it is adopted, because of this, it’s important to continue to display culture

in its truth as well as its beauty and authenticity.

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