Derrick Beasley is a multidisciplinary artist from Durham. He uses portraiture, sculpture, installation and public/cultural space-making to abstract the familiar and expand our understanding of what is—and what is possible. Derrick is uses his community organizing and public policy background to inform his artwork. As a self proclaimed Afro-futurist and burgeoning Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast, the primary driver of Derrick’s professional and creative work is creating new, more equitable worlds.
Visual artist Derrick Beasley explores the scientific phenomenon of black holes as a way to understand the long-standing absence of holistic depictions of Black folks (Black Wholes), particularly in the South.