Kiki Valdes 4.0

New York City artist and co-founder of Ownzee

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#artherradura - Kiki Valdes - Miami .

Posted 2013-12-03 23:33:01 Views: 844
BARREL ART COLLECTION 
HERRADURA  2013 
       KIKI VALDES  - MIAMI  
Well it's Art Basel week and the final contest for Herradura's barrel art project is coming to a finish.  It's truly been an honor being involved in this amazing program and I really learned a lot from working on my barrel and learning from all of the artists involved.  When I think back at this whole experience I think about all of the new friendships I have developed through this and seeing the world a bit differently. 
I  also think about my family and good friends that have helped me throughout this experience wether it be showing moral support or helping me move the barrel around the backyard or playing congas to inspire me and remind me of my roots and where I came from. 

The day after I won the Miami prize I thought it would it be interesting to post the barrel up in different parts of the city of Miami in places that mean a lot to me and where I grew up.  Every part of me started here. My first art class, my first art fair to where my parents first stepped foot in this country.  It all started here.  I hope you enjoy the photos. Thank you for letting me share this experience with you -  Kiki Valdes 
Images by: Rudy Perez 

Herradura Art Program - Kiki Valdes - #artherradura

Posted 2013-11-10 16:56:12 Views: 2,873
KIKI VALDES - HERRADURA ART BARREL 

Leveraging its long established art platform in Mexico, Tequila Herradura will be sharing their history, heritage and passion for crafting quality tequila with art aficionados nationwide through the Herradura Barrel Art Program.


For our Tequila, the oak barrel is the final stage in our creative process, the aging period where each handcrafted batch develops its individual character. For 80 professional and emerging artists, these same barrels will serve as departure point for the creation of a unique work of art.


We know how to craft great tequila—the finest in the world. We have selected great artists to make great art. We understand that to create something interesting you need freedom, so we only made one rule: the artists have to use the barrel. How they use it is entirely up to them

KIKI VALDES - ARTIST STATEMENT 
FOR BARREL PROJECT 
"Amigos de Herradura
2013 - (Oil paint on tequila barrel)
 
For me it was important to display the wonderful and original shape of the barrel. I challenged myself into making a 365 degree angle painting on the surface. By doing this, there is no front and no back to the art piece. The painting and imagery is a testament of where I am at as an artist. In the same way I did not take apart the barrel, I did not chip away at the direction of my work. The barrel and the art are united as one without compromising each other. There is a long history of how the tequila is made, there is a history to my life and how I make my work. This is truly what my art barrel is about. I wanted to show enjoyment and togetherness with the abstract figures and colors, just as Herradura and I are coming together with support and friendship
All photos are works in progress. The finished piece will be presented on Nov. 12th in South Beach. 

KIKI VALDES - Limited Edition Shirt - Sale ends June 18th

Posted 2013-06-12 14:40:34 Views: 1,007
KIKI VALDES
LIMITED EDITION
        SHIRTS 
 Hey Friends, 
This is my first T-Shirt. I wanted to have fun and share something with all of you. The drawing on the shirt is a character that I use as a starting point for many of my recent paintings. These will be available for a very limited time so act now and get one today. Colors of shirts are Black and Royal Blue. Female fitted tees are also available. 
Thanks for the support.
Kiki Valdes

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Saturday - The Valdeziacs

Posted 2013-04-22 11:46:50 Views: 1,020
K I K I   V A L D E S 


Opening Reception: Saturday April 27th 7-10pm
101 Exhibit - 101 NE 40th Street. Miami FL. 33137
Info@MarguliesAgency.com - 305.972.8962 

T H E   V A L D E Z I A C S 
APR 27 - MAY 10 
Presented by: 
Michael Margulies
Artist Agency 
   


     

      



    






































    










































   
"Family Heirloom" (Oil on canvas) 2013