Off a cliff in Jamaica (Black Divers Series), 2021
Acrylic and oil pastel on raw un-stretched canvas
About the Artist
Cyph (b.1987 USA) is a self-taught visual artist and emcee from New Orleans. He has been creating since the age of six, with direction from his grandmother, Rosemary, founder of the “Ya-Ya” art enrichment program. Cyph’s work exhibits a method of give, take, and sacrifice. He began his creative pursuits professionally as a musician, and has since returned to visual art, creating art that embodies the true spirit of an endless stream of curiosity that surrounds him. Oscillating between the figurative and abstract, his work is a reflection of the schizophrenic nature of the modern mind. Where one critic may see evidence of Rothko, another sees Degas. Cyph lives and works in New Orleans, USA.