The following portraits by Jasper Smith possess a pointillistic allure that is beyond memorable. Confined within a quaint circle, Smith’s portraits are a collection of down-to-earth, around-the-way girls, astronauts, and Golden Age rappers.
The intentional graininess of the portraits give them a warm, old-timey quality. It is this charming outdatedness, combined with the modern nuances of the subjects, that make Smith’s work uniquely palpable.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.