A new mural by Vitus Shell.
Vitus Shell’s paintings encompass a depth and intensity usually displayed in the work of artists far past his age. While a student at Memphis College of Art, the Monroe, Louisiana, native traveled and learned more about different cultures and art forms. He attended the National Black Fine Arts Show in 1999 for the first time and received a first-hand view of the inner workings of the art world. Other artists he met while at MCA who have continuously inspired him include Brenda Joysmith, George Hunt, and Alonzo Davis.
To date, he has accumulated an impressive list of achievements, some of which include: participating in exhibits at universities, museums, and private galleries across the country; painting a mural for the National Civil Rights Museum’s NBA Pioneers exhibit; and being commissioned to do public art by the Memphis UrbanArt Commission. Opportunities for Shell continue to arise for him and he leaves himself open to all they have to offer. He is humble about his bright future, yet poised to become of the greatest artistic “voices” of his generation.
Music "Mercurial Vision" by Blue Dot Sessions
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