Glenn Lutz is an author and conceptual artist who examines topics such as identity, spirituality, mental health, and the cause and effect of injustices faced by the black community.
In the past, he explored a wide range of creative disciplines including performance, photography, sculpture and hip-hop under the pseudonym Zenn Lu, while founding LIORAFFE, an independent publishing house dedicated to producing of high quality art books centered on his practice.
LIORAFFE will release its first publication entitled There Is Light: Artworks and Conversations Examining Black Masculinity, Identity and Mental Well-Being. The book features an extensive series of artworks and interviews showcasing the intricacies of contemporary black male identities, which aims to shed light on ways to overcome inherited trauma, systemic racism and social injustices, to s establish as a black male artist and offer avenues of hope.
there is light features an incredible range of contributions from the late Virgil Abloh, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Mark Bradford, Wyatt Cenac, Barkley Hendricks, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Steve McQueen, Tyler Mitchell, Darnell L. Moore, Pope.L and many more .
The book is available for pre-order now for $69.99 from Barnes & Noble and will be released worldwide on July 12.
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