- Interview with Marcello Pope(Rosie Lee) 36, Dallas, TX
Going back to school this Fall was not (really)easy at all. Fortunately, Brazos Gallery hosted a stylish Art Exhibition to put me in a good mood this semester. From August 25th to September 12, was presented Dandy Fresh , by Marcello Pope. I loved it!!!
My personal review is coming (yay) but meanwhile, it was a pleasure to discover the artist and have few words from him
Let's Meet Marcello Pope A.K.A Rosie Lee.
- C: Who is the artist behind Dandy Fresh?
MP: I am Marcello Pope( Rosie Lee) , 36. I’m a creative. My mantra is “draw from inspiration, paint with purpose, faith is my canvas”
MP: A book titled “Maske” by Phyllis Galembo and information I found on the dandy men in the Congo.
- C: What inspired this exhibition “ Dandy Fresh”?
- C: What are the goal and motivation of this exhibition?
- MP: Create dialogue about symbolism and identity through the meanings behind mask from different communities throughout the African diaspora and the French influenced suits worn by the dandies.
MP: I created a drawing made with oil pastels titled “struggle” a profile view of a blackman it was a reflection of my state of mind. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the work but on the flip side a really close friend purchased the piece.
- C: What’s your favorite piece of work that you have created?
MP: The second installmant of the series Dandy Fresh
- C: What are you working on at the moment?
MP: Very simple to stay hungry and make the most of the time I have in life. I want my life to be art.
- C: What are your goals for the future, both work wise and life?
MP: I enjoy fashion, culture and music so constantly watching performances and searching for inspiration from other artists I admire
- C: What are you doing when you’re not creating?
MP: If I had to go back to school I would major in fashion or interior design.
- C: What would people be surprised to learn about you?
MP: Art of Nonconformity
- C: Do you have any favorite blogs you read?
MP: On a street corner near you
- C: Where else do you sell your work?
- Where else can we find you?
MP: The best is yet to come. I will one day be famous not for fame but to be an inspiration for faces that look like me and have a similar background and upbringing. The work like my life is a work in progress and as long as I can breathe there will be an opportunity to progress.
- C: What else should we know about you and your work?
MP: Replace fear with faith, take what others say with a grain of salt, and keep it simple people make life more complicated than it needs to be, listen to heart and God…..also scream F**k the world and do what you love.
- C: Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
MP: The list could go on but I will just name a few: Alexa Meade, Vhils, Alexander McQueen, Gordon Parks, Basquiat, Keith Haring, and many many more
- C: Do you admire any artists / photographers?
Color: Grey and black because it is the color that is most hated on in the worldAnimal: English Bulldog affectionately known as NachoSeason: Fall, you can wear whatever and dress like the 80’sMovie: Malcom X by Spike Lee….stay revolutionaryBook: the Bible most influential book in history
- What is your favorite?
Gosh, I have been gone for so long
Ok ,I have thought about all the different cheesy ways of saying that I am blogging again but I can't find a good one so I will keep it short.
I am blogging again :D
My blog will be more structured. I am adding little categories that I am grouping into the " Inspiration box " tab. My Inspiration box is a collection of my inspirations, reviews and discoveries in photography and other Visual Arts. I hope that I can inspire you too.
Of course, I will still blog about my silly and ordinary life in "my black rainbow"
Thank you for still reading me
Il etait une fois ma Conversation a 17h46 entre une amie et moi:
Moi: Je n'ai pas envie de défaire mes cheveux snif! A Abidjan j'aurai pu partir au salon ce sont les filles qui défont.
Elle: hiéééé toi aussi deh
Moi: Comment ça moi aussi?
Elle : Comment defont, On dit défassent.
Moi : Hmmm meme si on dit !!! Comment defassent, defassent c'est subjonctif non?
(Moi meme j'ai comencé a douter mtn , ca ne sonnait plus bien dans mes oreilles)
Elle : Oui c'est vraii hin, Mais defont la aussi est bizzare hin , le verbe " faire" ... " défaire"...
Moi : Bon on va chercher sur google ( btw internet nous a gaté)
Moi : Ou bien Les filles défaisent! ( aaaayaaa c'est gaté)
Moi: hié !!
Moi : Noooon?
Moi : Hmmmmmm
Moi : Ils faisent?
Moi: Tchié ca la meme c'est pire.
Moi ( regardant google) : Aaaaaah C'est çaa ! C'est defont !
Elle : Loool Français est dur deh ...
Moi : Walaye bon ce sont les fille qui unbraid!
Le francais estropié, l'anglais manchot ..C'est ainsi que j'ai ajouter le franglais a mon profil