Titus Kaphar was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He currently lives and works between New York and Connecticut, USA. Kaphar cuts, bends, sculpts and mixes the work of Classic and Renaissance painters, creating formal games and new tales between fiction and quotation. His artworks interact with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums.
Mr. Kaphar frequently incorporates historical research into his paintings, drawing on figures and events that have been excluded from the art historical canon. Many of the pieces are interventions into that canon; he manipulates classic paintings by obscuring existing figures, inserting new ones, and blurring historical narrative. Jack Shainman Gallery has represented Kaphar since 2014.
Here are some of the Paintings of Historical Injustice by Titus Kaphar.