Art Nights on the Island: Richard Mark Rawlins’ Steupps.

A steups is a heavy thing. A short, sharp steups is a sign of dismissal or disregard. A long watery steups could hold a world of disgust and anger. In the Caribbean, we steupsing since our African ancestors came over the long dark water. We steups at things that break our hearts.We steups because to cry would make it all too real. When you take a steups and mix it with the loud colour, strong graphic treatment and contemporary imagery of pop art reminiscent of Warhol and Basquiat, you get Richard Mark Rawlins recent exhibition aptly titled “Steupps”…. continue

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