YardEdge Talks to Hubert Neal, Jr. About His Dudus Chronicles

Silent Scream
Silent Scream

The Dudus Chronicles, an exhibition of recent work by Belizean artist Hubert Neal, Jr. opened on Saturday, August 21 at Grosvenor Galleries.

YardEdge: Why are you an artist?

Hubert: i was born this way. i have aways had a need to express myself in creative ways

YardEdge: When did you first become one?

Hubert: when i knew that this would be my life/career? 11 or 12 years old

May Pen Still Life #1
May Pen Still Life #1

YardEdge: How would you describe your work?

Hubert: my work is versatile. i dont have any limitations in terms of a style or approach. i can draw traditionally, illustrate, photograph, paint. anything

YardEdge: What inspires you?

Hubert: people

YardEdge: What other interests do you have outside of creating art?

Hubert: i read and study anything

YardEdge: How did you end up in Jamaica?

Hubert: i always wanted to come here, and i found out about an artists residency here

YardEdge: What was the inspiration for the Dudus Chronicles? What are you trying to convey?

Hubert: i just couldnt ignore human suffering. hopefully my work is like a person looking in the mirror

YardEdge: How has the reception been to the Dudus Chronicles? Have you been surprised?

Hubert: i have been so surprised by the overwhelming positive tone of the feedback

YardEdge: Do you normally tackle political issues in your work?

Hubert: yes, if i feel strongly about something

YardEdge: Do you usually have a message that you are trying to convey in your art?

Hubert: always

YardEdge: How would people who know you describe you?

Hubert: i dont think anyone knows me

YardEdge: Final thoughts?

Hubert: thank you so much for your time

YardEdge: How would you like to be contacted?

Hubert: by website:, by e mail:

YardEdge: Where can one find/see your work?

Hubert: currently, at grosvenor galleries. otherwise, on my website:

YardEdge: Upcoming shows?

Hubert: yes, i am exhibiting in belize city, belize central america in october

Dogs for Dudus
Dogs for Dudus
Hubert Neal, Jr.
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  4. Rachel Mordecai
    August 27, 2010 at 9:20 am — Reply

    Love this (I love the brevity of his responses!). Will go check out Neal’s website, too.

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