We’ve been into Justice Dwights work for literally years and for good reason – he’s been capturing unique interpretations of modern and animated works through the eyes of a Black queer man unafraid to expose truths.
Dwight considers himself a pop artist and his work’s bright colors and sharp lines fit the bill. But beyond the recognizable style, the strong sexuality and sexual themes, and use of various modern pop-culture muses, like FKA Twigs, Rihanna, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill, Dwight’s work stands out for its content as well as quality.
The artist said he is inspired by artists who are doing something different. “Their words mean something,” said Dwight. “Their work is more than a phase or a gimmick. They stand for something.”
Dwight’s work focuses on people of color. In a style reminiscent of 1960’s pop artists, Dwight’s work manages to be clean and current, without trying too hard to impress his intended audience, people of color. “It’s mostly for my people,” said Dwight. “I’m happy that other people can appreciate it, and understand it. It can be for them, if they make it for them.”
Keen on issues within black culture, Dwight uses his art as a way to get a message out about what he values within the movement. Much of his work features portraits of black women artists who could fit the idea of the which Refinery29 explains as someone who “celebrates all things joyous and eclectic among brown ladies.”
“I think it’s fun to have this carefree attitude,” said Dwight. “[I like] this black power girl who [says] what she wants. She doesn’t give a fuck what they think about her.”