What is but a perception of one’s mind
Who is but the brave
Why even but to take up time, document time, be aware – take time
How is but to expand
When is but conflicting minds
Rhea Dillon is an artist and writer working in a variety of media: from painting, video and poetry to sculpture, installation and olfaction. Exploring themes of class, race and gender, her work examines and abstracts the ‘rules of representation’ as a device to undermine contemporary Western culture. Continually seeking to question is an important part of Dillon’s practice, specifically what constitutes an ontology of Blackness versus the lived ontic, through her conceptually abstract works. She coined the phrase ‘humane afrofuturism’ as a practice of creating equality-led perspectives on how we visualise Black bodies. She has exhibited at Almine Rech, Peak Gallery, The British Film Institute, and Aperture NY to name a few. She is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, UAL.