Marcellous Lovelace Reason

Reason in My Art by Marcellous Lovelacedont wear fear 2009


The work of Marcellous Lovelace is based in escaping the worst situation possible. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago to a down to earth southern family. My background in Art came from the heart and soul of Africans all over the world. My paintings are Images of what I study and continue to live through. Using basically anything to draw and paint with my works are always about something building positivity and whats important, because the world we live is so negative and unimportant. Coming from a world of police brutality and racism stands a Man who is not afraid to be exactly who he is all the time regardless of who it affects. If it is Political or Reality I’m going to paint it just as it is. My imagination allows me the freedom to live in Actual Facts and not taint my self in materialism and a fabricated world of clothing with shiny trickles. I’m a Man who is brave, strong, thoughtful, intelligent and defined by my realistic character. I Stand aware seeing children kill for sport in the city I live in, designing thoughts on being about something besides the next fashion trend. Think and produce substance and meaning all the time regardless of who it offends, Katrina was not just a hurricane, Jena 6 is in Chicago. Keep building with scraps to feed your self what you need for substance. This is the mind of me Marcellous Lovelace, bringing my art forth to teach the open eye’s. Taking your mind outside the cave, giving what Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Khalid Muhammad, Stephen Biko, Patrice Lumumba and other great African leaders have given me in Sound Right Reason. Use your mental and your Visual to compose honesty.

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9 thoughts on “Marcellous Lovelace Reason”

  1. Marcellus,

    First I’d like to say that your work is extraordinary and Yah; The Creator, Sustainer, and Conqueror, has truly gifted you with a unique vision and gift. You are blessing to many, many people.

    I read your story, visited your site, and saw you on Facebook and I was delighted in the fact that you were born and raised in Chicago. We share a similar path. I was also born in Chicago and lived on 115th and Harvard before my mom, like Miriam moving Moses, moved me and my brother away to the culture shock and utter drabness of Suburbia when I was 8 years old.

    After high school, and a year away at MCAD in Minneapolis, I lived in and around Chicago from 1970 to 2001. From the South side to the West side, from Woodridge to the North side or wherever I could lay my head.

    I appreciate your documentation of the struggle and am inspired by your use of color and tone, composition and theme. I am an artist too. I had buried the gift and really did not want it to be manifested but a life of stubbornness finally taught me that it’s not at all about me. Thanks for sharing man. I hope we can collaborate someday.

    Keep it moving brother.

    Peace be upon you,



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