Kaiser Louis

Harrison School for the Arts
Davenport, FL

Kaiser is a Haitian-American artist investigating his past. Using vintage photos of his family as inspiration, he prints photos onto Clayboard and layers a variety of media on top, such as Charpak Markers, ink, colored pencils, watercolor, etc. His work explores the connections between an individual’s cultural and personal identity; it shows that one cannot be fully explored without considering the other. In every piece of artwork that he creates, there are layers of history and meaning that serve to further the conceptual strength of the work. Seemingly random elements are products of the hours of studying, research, and personal reflection, and each serve specific and distinct purposes.