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Brian Buginsky

"Judge"

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“ This is a first in a series of dog portraits using team logos and graffiti backgrounds. I enjoy doing Pitbull portraits and will continue the series with Pitbulls.”

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in New Jersey. He specializes in black & white portraits.

All original artworks are created by artists previously or currently incarcerated. They use whichever materials they have access to, and prove creative ingenuity beyond the norm. These original paintings and drawings are born in the heart of a prison cell, from the hands of an outsider artist to adorn the walls of your space. Each art piece is a one-of-a-kind that not only enhances your interior but also makes you actively participate in reforming the prison and criminal justice system.

The incarcerated artist receives 50% of the sales proceeds. The artists set their own prices based on the costs of materials (it can vary greatly from one facility to another), the time spent on the piece, their experience, and simply - what they think it’s worth. Alongside with offering a financial outlet, we aim to empower their confidence and reinstitute their status as human beings - not a number behind bars. For most, art is an escape, a path to self-discovery and healing. Through art, they can reconnect with society so the gap is not so unbridgeable when they get out. Through the sales, they can stay connected with their families, afford daily commissary items, pay societal debts, relieve the economic burden on their loved ones, and save up for the release date. So they have the financial means to get ahead of reinsertion and get a fair chance at that second chance.

✎ Product Details

7" x 5.5" | Tombow mono graphite pencils on Canson XL drawing paper

✑ Artist's bio

“I am currently incarcerated within the Federal Bureau of Prisons at FCI Ft Dix. Throughout my life, I’ve always found myself doodling on any paper that was in front of me. I’m guessing that was a coping measure during times of stress. Now it certainly is exactly that and more. Now it occupies empty time and hopefully, what I create brings happiness to others. Art is most certainly my form of redemption.”.

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