Gleaning from a life of physical and musical journeys, Marcus Burrowes produces distinct imagery
that is high contrast and dynamic. A man of many cultures, Burrowes was raised in the Rastafari faith
and reggae community – his mother being a dub poet – but soon discovered punk and subsequently
hip hop culture. These various music genres and their corresponding album cover art are major
influences on his work. “Sons of Thunder” is an album title of reggae artist Dr. Alimantado. Burrowes
explains “In Rasta jargon, lightning and thunder represent an extension of Jah (God); So in a way we
all could be sons of thunder.” Burrowes will be presenting drawings and silkscreens.
As the founder and creative force behind RockersNYC, one of the streetwear industry’s most
recognizable brands, Marcus Burrowes has taken his life experience as a New York City resident, a
native of Kingston, Jamaica, and a local of California and Washington D.C.; and used them as major
influences behind both his designs and in his personal artwork. He has shown in spaces such as
Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City), Medicine Agency (San Francisco), MHI (London)
and Swagger (Tokyo).
“Sons of Thunder,” artwork by Marcus Burrowes runs September 19 through October 17, 2012,
at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening
reception, on Wednesday, September 19th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more
information, contact Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or email@example.com.