Congrats to alum Sherwin Ovid (MFA '15) for having their work featured in the major motion picture Candyman! Sherwin’s work, alongside the work of Cameron Spratley, contributes as the art made by protagonist Anthony McCoy, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
“Ovid’s most prominent painting is the self-portrait of Anthony, a striking image that uses purple to create a menacing mood. ‘Everything revolved around that violet, with pops of yellow and blue, and I muddied it up a bit,’ says Ovid. ‘It comes at this phase where he’s transitioning and losing his sanity and his career is starting to nosedive.’”
Learn more about the art and artists in the film here »