People ask me all the time what's the difference between Ownzee (which I co-created) and other blogging platform sites out there. So, to not mix up the bullshit I decided to give a pretty clear example.
This is you using Ownzee.
This is you using the other blog sites.
- Kiki Valdes
WE CARE ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK. GROOM YOUR BLOG.
"Sin Gin" 2011
Kiki Valdes - "The Cloud" 2007. Oil on canvas/ I recently gave this as a gift to fellas at Primary Fight/Gallery.
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."
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.
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