Kiki Valdes "Colombia" 48x47
Miami native Kiki Valdes known for his expressionistic and unapologetically Picasso inspired paintings is joining team Margulies. Michael Margulies Artist Agency specializes in contemporary and urban art. Some of their top artists include Krave (Daniel Fila) winner in this years Arttopia, Dominican-american urban artist Ruben Ubiera, and also represents the art of iconic Miami Artist Manuel Carbonell , whose neo-classical sculptures are seen all around our city, including on this websites header. The addition will guarantee more works of Kiki Valdes to be on view in Miami which comes as great to news to many.
[artist bio] Kiki Valdes (born April 3rd 1981 in Miami, FL.) is a Cuban American expressionist painter, based in New York. 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, cartoons and Caribbean folklore.
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