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Thomas "Kwest" Burns, "Untitled," Acrylic paint, 34" x 34"

Artist Statement 

Thomas “Kwest” Burns is a painter with roots in Graffiti and Hip Hop culture. HIs work conveys a variety of socially relevant themes, including commentary on urban life, politics and culture. He began drawing and painting out of a passion to express his ideas and visions. Motivated by themes such as love, oppression, freedom and cultural heritage, Kwest works primarily with acrylic paint, oil, spray paint, and pastels. Thomas has created murals throughout the city of Boston. He presently works as a freelance artist painting and creating murals for youth programs and schools. His goal is to continue to elevate, improvise, educate, and process experiences while enhancing his skills as an artist.

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