Hollis Baptiste as Social Activist

Hollis Baptiste is a mid career, self trained artist, born 1962 in Trinidad, residing and practicing art in Canada since 1972. The scope of work 80’s, 90’s 2000’s  is concerned with social issues. Hollis says, “Its hard work to like my art. …

Archetypal Women; Mosa Neshema Mc Neilly

If I were to think of the chronology of the four archetypal women Sapelo would come first, the mermaid, not yet fully formed as a human, then Kali, the youthful warrior rising from the fire, then Ivhu, the mother, imposing …

Urban Warriors

 HOLLIS Baptiste is a Toronto-based urban realist Baptiste was born in Trinidad in 1962. He has resided in Canada since 1972. Baptiste’s city detritus “Urban Warriors” masks are evocative of African ceremonial masks with their exaggerated and stylized features which …