Dimitri Milbrun

Side Effects, 2020
Mixed medias on canvas, 51 x 81,5cm

Of Haitian parents and raised within the Caribbean culture in Paris, Milbrun's work focuses on translating the traumas of the black community through the recovery, reuse and diversion of images, documents and materials to give them a secondary meaning.

Side Effects tackles the violence that surrounds and condemns blacks in the urban city.

To address the concrete issues of police violence and the social precariousness affecting African-Americans today, Milbrun uses his memory and fantasy by bringing together images of colonial violence; various liberation struggles such as that of the Haitian independence and images of assimilation attempts within the multicultural city.