Visual artist Andy Ballentine is known for his inquisitive approach to painting. His vibrant, figurative, and abstract works have garnered tremendous recognition, leading him to exhibit at the prestigious Art Basel Art Fair in Switzerland and the New York Art Fair. During his residency at BaCA, Ballentine will draw inspiration from his birthplace—Jamaica. For his project, he will be creating an immersive experience that explores the influence and impact of Reggae music. Using impressionist, cubist, and traditional painting styles to interpret the lyrics, Ballentine’s artwork will capture the culture and invite the viewer to continue to strive, dream, hope and love.