KIKI VALDES

Miami artist. Cartoonist at heart, painter by reputation. 
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Kiki Valdes - Developments

Posted 2011-05-27 01:08:23 | Views: 11,642

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: 12,879

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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: 13,065

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: 17,192

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


Kiki Valdes New Painting

Posted 2011-05-09 08:27:56 | Views: 12,927

KIKI VALDES -

"Rivals"  Oil on Panel 2011


We Love Jim Hunter

Posted 2011-05-06 14:38:18 | Views: 14,968
Pray for our dearest friend and brother Jim Hunter. He has been diagnosed with cancer. He was so supportive to all young artists at new world school of the arts in miami. He will never completely know how much he means  to us and our big family of pigeons.

WE LOVE

mr. HUNTER!