Gone but not forgotten: Paying Tribute to Hannibal Price
September 26, 2014
The Kolektif 509 family was deeply saddened to hear the news of Hannibal Price's passing on August 15, 2014. For those who knew him, everyone would agree he was truly one of a kind. Hannibal was part of the original 9 artists of the "9 Vizyon" art exhibit. He brought a fun, vibrant, and hilarious energy to the group. Hannibal's paintings were unlike what I had seen in Haiti. He had developed his own personal unique style. He explored themes that most wouldn't dare to try. His artwork could be described as heavy, dark, and to some frightening. For me, his artwork represented a world that navigated through the dark emotions we tend to keep hidden locked inside our psyche. He was able to see a different dimension of our world, and express that through his paintings.
Hannibal was not only an artist, but a talented architect as well. He wanted to make his mark in this world, and be known for his creations. From the discussions I had with him, I could tell that "creating" was what fueled his soul.
Kolektif 509 is honored to have had the opportunity to work with him and to have exposed his artwork just months before his untimely departure.Although he isn't physically here with us, his spirit continues to be with us through his art.
As I write these words, it still feels surreal that you are gone. But we know that everything happens for a reason. There are lessons to be learned, and one of them is to seize the day. Life is short. Treat everyday with love and joy.
You are in a better place with your mom, watching over us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have had you in our lives. Your memory will stay with us forever. Rest in Peace brother.