8½ x 11" Archival pigment print
6½ x 8" Image size
Edition of 22
Each print includes a certificate of authenticity, numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
About the Image
Renascence is, “the revival of something that has been dormant.”
Interstellar matter resides in the emptiness of space. It condenses into a humanoid form, awakening what has been sleep for a time not yet conceived of. Fire erupts, cosmic matter and particles collide, and consciousness flows. Ase (vital source of life and matter) surrounds the being, giving it life and movement. Blackness evolves beyond the confines of form and returns to its originating source, the void. Death emerges. Life departs. Spirit ascends. What is left is the existence of Blackness in cosmic authority.
Granville Carroll (American b. 1992) is a visual artist and Afrofuturist working with digital technology, poetry, and alternative processes to reshape the world. Carroll’s artwork explores photographic representation and vision to understand the process of existence and interpretation. Simultaneously, he explores and expands ideas around racial blackness to encompass spatial blackness, temporal blackness, and spiritual blackness. Carroll highlights the imaginative qualities of the human mind through world building and storytelling to discover new futures and states of being. At the core of his practice is the investigation into metaphysics and the ontology of self and the universe.
Carroll earned a BFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2018 and a MFA in photography and related media from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020. His work has been shown in the United States and internationally. Most recently his work has appeared at the JKC Gallery in New Jersey, Northlight Gallery and Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona, and in Italy for the Time in Jazz Music Festival. Carroll currently resides in Rochester, NY where he recently completed an artist residency at the Visual Studies Workshop in Fall 2021. Carroll has been named a 2021 Silver List artist and a 2020 Critical Mass Finalist. His work has been published in a variety of physical and online publications, interviews, and features. Most recently his work was published through What Will You Remember, Brink Literary Journal, Lenscratch, Humble Arts Foundation, and Black Is Magazine.