It was Cuba early 1960's and the Castro regime started to confiscate guns away from it's citizens. A 40 something year old father of 4 knew they were coming for his gun...in an act of protest he buried his gun on his property. When they came to take it from him...he denied that he owned one. It is still buried to this day in a brush of grass somewhere by Placetas, Cuba. I would love to get my hands on my grandfathers gun...bring it to the USA and see these parasites try to take it from me.
Domingo at 18 (1944)
DON'T LET HISTORY
K I K I V A L D E S
Hosted by Monocle Order & Black Banditz
as apart of a series of artist talks during Sunset Session at the Kings & Grove Tides Hotel during Art Basel Week.
Friday, December 7th
Moderated by: Michael Margulies
King and Grove Tides Hotel 1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Oil on canvas (2012)
I've been doing cartoon based drawings with india ink for the past year. This is my first attempt at this new form of painting for me. It's a mixture of expressionism and cartoon imagery from my childhood. I stopped painting women in the traditional sense and started using something more playful and nostalgic to pull new viewers into some of the same type of issues and themes I’ve been experimenting with for the past 5 years.