Justin Kumar Sharma
Was born in Hull, England. Raised in Maidenhead until the age of 10 then moved to the United States with his family. Attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design concentrating on drawing and painting. Then in 2000 went to the art Institute for Web Design. Since then He has been painting or drawing an average of 4 hours a day. Justin Sharma lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Since the early 1980s, my work has involved the creation of conceptually based sociopolitical paintings and drawings. In 1992 I began adding text by hand onto paintings. Hand written language has now become a very prominent feature in my work. In my work, I deconstruct the American dream, and religious belief that refers to a mental state in which faith is placed in a creed related to the supernatural, sacred, or divine that is brain washed into our society like fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and lullabies that are part of our childhood and adult culture.
My work also addresses gender roles, assignment, and the fragility of family dynamics, as well as violence and the underlying threads of violence and danger that trap American society.
The texts provide clues to content and interpretation.