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Seeing Van Gogh's "The Yellow House" on Google Maps

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Vincent van Gogh's "The Yellow House" on Google Maps. 
The Yellow House no longer exists. It was broken down in the 1940's during World War II. The place without the house looks almost the same. Although Van Gogh's building is gone a placard on the scene commemorates its former existence.

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.

Michael Vasquez: "One Deep" (Miami Art Week)

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Michael Vasquez : "One Deep" 

 an independent presentation of single portraits.


December 2nd - 7th 2014


Reception : Thursday, December 4th 7-10PM


3801 N. Miami Ave #104
Design District Miami FL


Michael Vasquez lives and works in Miami. His work has been exhibited at numerous museums and institutions, both nationally and internationally, including the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City MO, Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art Scottsdale, the University of Tennessee, and Saatchi Gallery in London. 

Currently, Vasquez's work is included in "Portraiture Now : Staging the Self," on view at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC through April 12th 2015, at which point the exhibition will begin to travel nationally.

Douglas Hoekzema + Johnny Robles (Time & Play)

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International Friendship Exhibition (Primary - Dec. 3rd)

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Jose Parla Book Signing

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Chris Oh presents CURRENT STATE

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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.  

Badass Luke Skywalker

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 "I am taking Captain Solo and his friends. You can either profit by this or be destroyed. It's your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my power."  - Luke Skywalker 

Looking for the right guy, ladies?

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Looking for the right guy?