Transformer Presents Absurdly Well Unrestricted Heritage

By Editorial Team on March 15, 2021

Sat, 20 March 2021 - Sat, 10 April 2021

Absurdly Well, Untitled (Malcolm X), 2021

On View: March 20 – April 10, 2021

With Unrestricted Heritage, artist Absurdly Well will represent a diversity of black icons in fresh ways.

Seeking to build awareness of Black History beyond ‘Black History Month’, and reflecting on the turbulent and historical milestones experienced in Washington, DC since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Unrestricted Heritage will feature a depth of field installation inside Transformer’s storefront with corresponding art actions throughout the Logan Circle area.

Working with Naima Costello, an expert stencil craftswoman, Absurdly Well will incorporate mixed media elements and color theory in the presentation of this new work.

Absurdly Well is a multi-disciplinary abstract painter, street artist and clothing designer. Since 2017 the artist has anonymously served political print stencils in public space bearing the Instagram handle signature @AbsurdlyWell in Coca-Cola font stencil.

The artist’s iconic works are intended to uplift the public and create community awareness, featuring portraits of AOC, Elijah Cummings, and Oprah, and phrases like “Wash your Hands”, “Go-Go vs Everybody” Absurdly Well is a Washington DC favorite and is well known throughout the DMV area.

This work is part of Transformer’s Spring 2021 Storefront Exhibition Series March 20 through July 3. Transformer  is located at 1404 P Street NW, Washington DC