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KYLE WILLIAM HARPER | MOLLY IS NOT A HIPSTER

Postby knowng » Thu May 02, 2013 5:24 pm

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Los Angeles - New York native and Miami resident Miguel Paredes is a prolific visual artist who continues to create amazing work inspired by his urban experience, whether it’s in New York City, South Beach, or Los Angeles. Miguel grew up with pop art - anime, Batman & Robin, and Warhol - and began painting trains in the late 1970s during the peak of New York City’s graffiti explosion. A master of many mediums, today Miguel brings them all out in one painting, creating very bright, friendly, and in your face artwork that speaks to new and old generations of collectors and art aficionados.


MOLLY’S NOT A HIPSTER is a new series of mixed media paintings deeply connected to his time spent living in Los Angeles this last year. The music culture, Hollywood, and the younger artists inside his circle of influence helped create the ideas that informed this new art work. His paintings have strong compositions combining original characters and cool mature cartoon characters such as Rocky & Bullwinkle, while retaining his signature urban and very grungy detailed backgrounds. With an eye and sensibility towards visceral attraction and creating conversation, Miguel invites both the trained audience and recreational users to enjoy his artwork.


Kyle William Harper is an urban artist from Torrance, California. Inspired by the world he lives in and the places he’s traveled, Kyle’s new series of work is an incredibly layered look at how deep the human experience is. The multi-media paintings use vintage and contemporary symbols and images to invoke thought and even perhaps change in human behavior. Kyle’s travels and relationships with people have influenced a need in him to leave behind meaningful work that comments on American culture and creates a global perspective on life.


Miguel and Kyle share interests in community and environment, and use pop imagery, caricature, and explosive colors to make a very strong statement about urban behavior and lifestyle. Their collaborative pieces reinforce the way the world around them impacts how they communicate and what they see in people.


SUPERMODELS SUITE is a collaborative series of mixed media paintings created by Miguel and pioneering pop artist, Ronnie Cutrone. Well known for his large-scale paintings of Felix the Cat, Ronnie was Andy Warhol’s immediate assistant at the Factory from 1972 - 1980, and is Miguel’s long time friend and mentor. Ronnie was influential to Miguel’s color palette, and inspired his use of bright and fluorescent colors.

KYLE WILLIAM HARPER | MOLLY IS NOT A HIPSTER
Opening reception: May 4, 2013 | 8 - 11pm
Show runs: May 4 - 18, 2013

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441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com
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Re: KYLE WILLIAM HARPER | MOLLY IS NOT A HIPSTER

Postby ehoeveler » Thu May 02, 2013 5:39 pm

Are these the things that Molly likes or abhors?
Still the images are jaunty and fun. Makes me feel like I've got a crazy
TV remote that has brought up all channels at once!
Thank You, Ehoeveler
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