‘We Can Tell a Whole Story’: Afro-Surrealist Artist Taps into Black Meme Culture to Speak to the Culture

Smith created oil paintings of more than two dozen meme inspired art that were featured in a pop-up exhibit in Los Angeles in February titled, ‘Family Reunion’. The 31-year-old fulltime artist says the memes speak to Black culture and bring with them a slew of emotions from laughter to serious that the Black community can easily relate to.