YardEdge Talks to Hubert Neal, Jr. About His Dudus Chronicles
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
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?
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?
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: thevisualpoetssociety.com, by e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
YardEdge: Where can one find/see your work?
Hubert: currently, at grosvenor galleries. otherwise, on my website: thevisualpoetssociety.com
YardEdge: Upcoming shows?
Hubert: yes, i am exhibiting in belize city, belize central america in october