The Persistence of Vision: The Art of Nijel Binns (2015)
1h · Documentary · 15 April 2015
The world of art is international and Southern California resident artist Nijel Binns is an integral part of that world. He is a self-taught artist and painter specializing in bronze sculpture and oil paintings. In a world of impermanence, nothing is more enduring, more lasting, than bronze. Nijel shares with the world three decades of his bronze portrait sculptures, oil paintings, and other works of art. A piece called Freedom Mountain is an example of how he increases the public awareness of and support for the artistic expression of African Americans and other African descendant people. With a client roster that includes sculptures for legendary figures such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, and Stan Lee, he is regarded as the portrait sculptor of our generation.
- Written by
Marie Y. Lemelle