The Art of Darrell Urban Black

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Darrell Urban Black is an American visual artist currently living in Frankfurt, Germany. He works in a variety of formats that include pen and ink drawings, acrylic paintings on canvas wood, and mixed media objects.


His creative process is a mixture of works on paper, acrylic paint, found objects and non-toxic hot glue, which creates a three-dimensional effect on any surface that gives a sense of realism and presence in his artwork. Darrell refers to this optical artistic illusion as “Definism,” which in his opinion portrays various differences in human nature from life’s everyday dramas to humankind’s quest to understanding the self.


“My artworks transport viewers from the doldrums of their daily reality to a visual interpretation of another reality,” Black explains.


Black was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Far Rockaway and Brentwood, Long Island.


Black has been featured in many local, national, and international group art exhibitions. He has artwork permanently displayed in a number of art galleries, museums, and other institutions worldwide. His artwork has also been displayed on a billboard in New York’s Times Square for the exhibition “SeeMe Takes over Times Square 2014.”


Black continues to draw and paint in pursuit of his artistic dreams. He’s a member of the Veteran Artist Program abroad (EuroVAP).







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