The world of folk art is buzzing about its latest gem: Ed Welch. He has gained attention for his visual biographical portrayals of influential African American figures. Most likely deriving from his early career as a sign maker, Welch’s works are poster-like collages painted on cardboard or wood and decorated with enamel and shiny contact paper.
An exhibition of his work is currently on display at the Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York City. For more information, check out this article and pictures from Flavorwire.