KIKI VALDES

Miami artist. Cartoonist at heart, painter by reputation. 
@kikivaldes

Kiki Valdes - Sin Gin - Drawing 2011

Posted 2011-07-21 00:10:13 | Views: 17,399

KIKI VALDES

"Sin Gin" 2011

   


Kiki Valdes - Some Cartoon Expressionism or something.

Posted 2011-07-01 22:38:01 | Views: 14,815

  


Kiki Valdes - "The Cloud" 2007

Posted 2011-06-27 21:33:34 | Views: 12,930

Kiki Valdes - "The Cloud" 2007. Oil on canvas/  I recently gave this as a gift to fellas at Primary Fight/Gallery.


Kiki Valdes - Developments

Posted 2011-05-27 01:08:23 | Views: 12,969

Current developments:

I'm painting mostly black and white portraits still. I'm doing that and bouncing over to more cartoon inspired imagery...but making sure the paint is really heavy and thick. The painting below is a  portrait titled "Indra Vanslow." 

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Kiki Valdes - "Winter Simbo" Drawing

Posted 2011-05-25 12:47:19 | Views: 14,212

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"Winter Simbo" (ink and marker on paper) 2011


Work in Progress - Kiki Valdes

Posted 2011-05-11 11:08:54 | Views: 14,357

WORK IN PROGRESS

I've been chipping away at this new painting and about 10 others. I shifted from color to only using black and white oil paint. Stay tuned for more progress pictures and updates.

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Michael Vasquez: Street Life Paintings

Posted 2011-05-10 21:35:38 | Views: 18,714

MICHAEL VASQUEZ

A GOOD FRIEND AND ARTIST MAKING WAVES

Check out the work of my good friend Michael Vasquez working out of Miami, FL. I’ve followed Michael’s work for years. When I had my studio in Miami he would come by sometimes and enjoy a beer with me. He has always shown me a lot of love.

 

His work deals with growing up and not knowing where you belong. Thousands of boys don’t have a father figure in the U.S. and Michael was one of them. I think this is why his narrative focuses on street and gang life. It’s a way for young males to find a home and look up to someone.  

MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "The Line Up" 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 72 x 96"

MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "Zombies" 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 72 x 96"

MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "Chain Strangle" 2010 | acrylic on canvas | 60 x 84"

View more works at: Michael Vasquez