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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Charles Mason III

Charles Mason III

Artist Work

Ident for Museum of the Moving Image
2013
film
13 secs
What Am I Fighting For?
2015
Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas
72x36
Not My Name
2015
Wood
39x12
I AM (Abstract)
2015
Paper
20x26
Black Lives Matter?
2014
Wood Panel
24x12
I Am A Black Man
2015
Paper
20x26

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Film, Media Arts, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Changing the world through art has been the driving force of my creative expression in mediums such as photography, film, painting and design. I have completely focused on constructing art that stimulates self-evaluation, community consciousness, and social change. I am continually motivated by the means in which art can break boundaries and speak to the masses. My work within the last two years has become specific on language and how important it is to convey a message with less words or visual aesthetics. I have learned that a concept can be created through abstraction as well as formal sketching and painting, but still be able to convey a positive and strong meaning. Engaging in artwork that speaks to issues that face communities of color, social issues of the oppressed and topics on those who have oppressed, creates for me a self evaluation that I think is required for work that touches the soul and tries at the very least to create awareness through art.

Artist Bio

Charles Mason III is a visual artist who works in photography, mix media, installation and painting to discuss social, racial, political, history and identity issues. He received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. There he became an Undergraduate Research Award Scholar and McNair Scholar.  He has had his work displayed within several galleries throughout the state of Maryland; they include Harford Community College, Prince George Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Creative Alliance and Gallery 788. He believes in creating work that engages the audience through dialogue and interaction.