THE ARCHITECT OF IMAGINATION
Compton III is an American artist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He works in resin, acrylic lacquer, reimagining the traditional purview of creative work produced by southern contemporary artists.
As a native New Orleanian, Compton’s work champions the narrative and social realities of the Black male identity in New Orleans. He is the first art toy designer in Louisiana with his debut art toy, SPY BOY.
Masterfully handcrafted, SPY BOY blends the aesthetic of New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians with an extended imagination of vibrancy and historical relevance.
Compton III serves as the creator of Space Broccoli TM featuring the Tunes, a company dedicated to the visual documentation of authentic New Orleans culture and history through a Black American lens. His published comic series, “Off the Porch'', bolts readers into exaggerated adventures of melanin-rich characters in a world reflective of the Big Easy.
Beginning with his first public visual art design in street wear fashion to the mythic world of New Orleans found in Space Broccoli TM featuring the Tunes, Compton III’s work explores the hidden stories threaded into the fabric of culture, specifically Black American lifestyle.
The continuation of his work captures the coexistence of nostalgic necessities and contemporary fantasies. Compton III works alongside other international artists within the Axiom Gallery in New Orleans. Each piece of his collection is available for purchase.