The paintings serve as a visual representation of the struggles and triumphs of disadvantaged youths who have overcome the obstacles and achieved academic success.
In contrast, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works of art focus on various social issues such as racism, inequality, and poverty. His paintings are a commentary on the social and political issues of his time, particularly in the 1980s. Basquiat’s art often incorporates elements of African, Caribbean, and American cultures, and his work challenges the traditional Eurocentric views of art.
While Basquiat’s art does not specifically address the issue of educational genocide, it shares a similar theme of addressing the struggles of marginalized communities. Both GS3’s graduate thesis and Basquiat’s art highlight the importance of resilience, determination, and overcoming obstacles in order to achieve success. Both works of art demonstrate a commitment to social justice and equity, and serve as a call to action for creating a more just and equitable society.