Shell, Vitus, (I Am #1)
If you are interested in this work, please click the
Add to cart button above to proceed to check out.
If you need help or have questions email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 1.706.992.6210
Please be advised that due to market fluctuations, prices may change without notice.
"I Am #1" by Vitus Shell
12 x 12 inches, acrylic and paper on canvas 2017 -- unframed
Vitus Shell Born 1978
Vitus Shell's paintings encompass a depth and intensity usually displayed in the work of artists far past his age. While a student at MCA, the Monroe, La., native traveled and learned more about different cultures and art forms. He attended the National Black Fine Arts Show in 1999 for the first time and received a first hand view of the inner workings of the art world. Other artists he met while at MCA who have continuously inspired him include Brenda Joysmith, George Hunt, and Alonzo Davis.
To date, he has accumulated an impressive list of achievements, some of which include: participating in exhibits at universities, museums, and private galleries across the country; painting a mural for the National Civil Rights Museum's NBA Pioneers exhibit; and being commissioned to do public art by the Memphis UrbanArt Commission. Opportunities for Shell continue to arise for him and he leaves himself open to all they have to offer. He is humble about his bright future, yet poised to become of the greatest artistic "voices" of his generation.