While helping to install the new exhibition, Desmond Beach: Color Me This, it was hard not to be in awe of his electric use of color and digital media. Each piece is a unique portrait representing the African American community. One of my favorite pieces is #2, which is on a wall of 5 pieces that have multicolored faces. The contrast of the colors used on the face with the black background on this piece is really captivating. I like how with this series of portraits he has both black/white backgrounds and brightly colored backgrounds, and uses bright, darker colors on the face as well as pastels. I really admire Beach’s use of color on each of his pieces, because each one has a different feel and tone based on the colors used and the person depicted. The aspect of digital art makes the colors pop off the page in a way that I do not think another media would capture as well for his work.

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