Kervin André, Haitian Artist
Kervin A Andre is a visual artist whose proud Haitian Heritage emanates from every brushstroke. He was born and raised in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Kervin’s talent was birthed amidst the beauty and splendor of the First Black Republic in the Americas.
Throughout the years, this self-taught artist, has honed his skills and exercises his artistic talents through many mediums.
Kervin’s spent his formative years in Haiti and moved to Elizabeth NJ at the age of 15 with his family.
It is these years that have shaped his deep appreciation for his culture and it’s rich history.
He started drawing at an early age, but it was not until his 20s when he attended an art event that he realized he could turn his passion into a career.
Kervin is the beloved father of two beautiful daughters, who motivate him daily. He is committed to leaving a legacy behind for his daughter and others. He wants to instill a sense of pride, heritage, culture and true knowledge of self.
His art work displays an acute sense of pride and social responsibility.
He credits his intellectual curiosity to his father and his strength and resilience to his mother. All of his subjects depict strength, resilience and hope. Kervin spends countless amount of time researching his subjects as he dives into each piece. He draws inspiration from everything around him. However, all of his art is focused on uplifting and realizing the power of who we are as a people.
“My art is a testament of the social injustices going on in the world today, especially those affecting the Black community.”