KIKI VALDES

Miami artist and co-founder of Ownzee
@kikivaldes

MDPLS presents KIKI VALDES

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KIKI VALDES 

Presented by MDPLS' Permanent Art Collection
Artist talk and opening reception
Saturday, November 21, 3 ‑ 5 p.m. 
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space & Upstairs 
Miami-Dade Public Library System
101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130

Filling in the White (a work in progress)

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Kiki Valdes: Presented by MDPLS' Permanent Art Collection

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November 21, 2015 ‑ January 20, 2016
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space

A succession of new paintings by Kiki Valdes created on site through the library's artist pop‑up studio program. The vitality of the large works on view will highlight the painter’s proficiency with materials and surface. Valdes uses a familiar cartoon sensibility in his mark making that is honest in its wistfulness with semi‑abstractions and metaphorical settings.

Kiki Valdes was born in Miami, FL in 1981. He attended The Maryland Institute College of Art where he majored in painting. He has his work in various collections around the country and abroad. Last year Valdes had a one man show at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, sharing the season exhibition catalog with such artists as Edvard Munch and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.

Artist talk and opening reception
Saturday, November 21, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space

Drawing workshop with Kiki Valdes
Saturday, December 12, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space
 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 375-2665
KIKI VALDES
Presented by MDPLS' Permanent Art Collection
"Wall Street Firecracker" 2015

They start on the floor, then end up on the wall.

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Limited Edition Shirt now on KikiValdes.com

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Pre-orders for my limited edition shirt is done. But, you can now order one from my personal site. Order one today before they are all gone. (free shipping)

Shirts Now Available on KikiValdes.com 
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I Want To Show You Something

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I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING 

New Kiki Valdes Teal on Black Tee.

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NEW KIKI VALDES 
TEAL ON BLACK TEE. 
For Men and Women / Sale ends Oct. 21st

New KIKI VALDES shirts pre-order begins week.

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New KIKI VALDES shirts are coming! Pre-order goes live this week. 

Recap - Kiki Valdes - Paintings in a Loft

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KIKI VALDES - "PAINTINGS IN A LOFT" INSTALLATION + RECEPTION PHOTOS BY SEAN DECKERT. 
Following the success of his solo exhibition in New York at The National Arts Club, Kiki Valdes is pleased to present a mini overview of his extensive art portfolio at the Midtown Miami 4 building coinciding with the festive Art Basel/Miami Art Week. 

Presenting a selection of his preliminary sketches, drawings, and oil paintings, the evocative staging of Valdes’ diverse art is revisited in the context of a modern loft overlooking the vibrant streets filled with art enthusiasts. 

Seamlessly located in midtown Miami alongside various art fairs, the painter invites you to discover the versatility in the colors, mediums, and forms that have inspired and shaped his journey through art.

KIKI VALDES: RIDING DUALISM -New solo exhibition opening at The National Arts Club

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Valdes’ work often draws a corollary between the content and action with surroundings punctuated by arid landscapes and fragmented spaces. In his work "Bullish in the Desert", the interaction between the dark colossal animal and the brightness of the hovering ghost-like figure is offset against the brightness of the warm tones of the landscape. This painting as well as others in the series, investigates the poetics and memories of the perpetuating Western American culture, re-enacting the artist’s own experience in the wilderness of Arizona. 

Simultaneously entertaining and strikingly composed semi-abstract paintings, Kiki Valdes’ works are critical interrogations of the duality between the individual and the system, or in this case the ‘animal’. Tracing the conflicting broadcast of everyday uprising, the unleashed beast in "Angry Horse" exposes the overthrow of ongoing endorsed system, projecting the viewers in a mental state of a no-man’s land where the dignity of the animal and individual are one. Kiki Valdes approaches the lore of the American cowboy with an intimate immediacy, enabling his contemporary experience to exist within the continuum of civilizations.   

Kiki Valdes was born in Miami, Florida in 1981, and lives and works between New York, New Jersey and Miami. A Cuban American painter, Valdes’ work explores the multidimensional complexities of people, religion, American-life, sex, and superstition. His canvases tend to overlap on top of various unresolved paintings and capture a sense of association, rhythm and conflict. Kiki often refers to his paintings as studies; instead of art history’s draw toward the female or still life, Valdes explores the use of 1990’s cartoons with expressionistic tendencies. His appropriation of Disney/Nickelodeon characters is a starting point for him to redefine his understanding of the subject. The work can best be described as a marriage between abstract expressionism and cartoons.

“Kiki Valdes: Riding Dualism” will be on view at The National Arts Club - 15 Gramercy Park South, New York NY. 10003. November 3-30th 2014. A reception will be held on November 19, 2014 from 6-8pm. RSVP required: ridingdualism@gmail.com 


Press Contact: RidingDualism@gmail.com 
RIDING DUALISM, KIKI VALDES NEW EXHIBIT OPENS THIS NOVEMBER AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB IN NYC.  
For his first one-person exhibition in New York, Kiki Valdes presents new paintings that explore the phenomenon of dominance and the translation of experience into image and form. Continuing his inquiry into the evaluation of popular culture in the context of established American settings, Riding Dualism proposes a step further whereby traditions are re-explored and roles often reversed.