Isaac was Born in Rotterdam to two parents with two different cultural back grounds and a dysfunctional family situation. At 18 months age he made his way into a foster parent family, and lost the first hand cultural influences. Isaac's mother was adopted from Canada, an Anishinawbe child pushed out by the system and it’s agenda with the Aboriginal Nations. His father was from Cabo Verde and made Holland his home after travelling across the world as a sailor for an oil company.
Isaac grew up in the outskirts of Rotterdam exploring the urban city life from his mid teens. Exposed to art through graffiti, art class, and graphic design school, he worked himself through this oppressive alien society by drawing his vision of this world; most of the time his work was an escape from reality. Coping with problems because of his ethnic background, Isaac focused on political and social awareness. And ever since Isaac never strayed too far from the drawing board, his canvas workstation, or his back pack full of spray paint and serious passion.
In my work work I strive for a young aboriginal artistic presence in the GTA.
I strive for this because we will have the chance to educate and in form a diversity of communities on First Nation/ Indigenous issues in Canada, and also because there is a great number of native american people in the GTA.
Personally, I find it very important to juxtapose traditional imagery and work from an indigenous epistemology back into contemporary society.
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