THIS IS KIKI VALDES

Miami artist. Cartoonist at heart, painter by reputation. 
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Blogging on Ownzee...

Posted 2011-08-30 20:57:47 | Views: 17,456

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.

   


Kiki Valdes with PALO! Recap

Posted 2011-08-30 16:41:27 | Views: 17,034

Kiki Valdes/Palo! at S.O.B.'s Recap:

It was a great time getting to paint to the sounds of the band PALO!. When I got word that my friends were gonna be in NYC from Miami playing at the legenary S.O.B.'s I couldn't resist and get involved somehow. I've done about 4 or 5 shows with PALO! since 2002. So, when we get together it is a great treat and a rare and special event.

 

PALO! overall has matured so much as a unit. I was blown away by everyone in the band and how they come together and make true music come alive. I am thankful that the painting I did that night sold within the first 20 minutes that I started painting.


Check out the video, it was actually shot with iphone footage. Not bad. Thank you to all my good friends that came out. You know who you are. I love you.


PALO! vs. KIKI VALDES - AUG 12th

Posted 2011-08-11 09:50:15 | Views: 17,945

Live action painting with the sounds of PALO!

KIKI VALDES

  

FRIDAY

 


AUGUST 12

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.O.B.s

204 Varick Street
New York, NY
7:30 - 11pm

For more info: Palo! vs. Kiki Valdes


Kiki Valdes - Sin Gin - Drawing 2011

Posted 2011-07-21 00:10:13 | Views: 21,419

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"Sin Gin" 2011

   


Kiki Valdes - Some Cartoon Expressionism or something.

Posted 2011-07-01 22:38:01 | Views: 18,417

  


Kiki Valdes - "The Cloud" 2007

Posted 2011-06-27 21:33:34 | Views: 16,236

Kiki Valdes - "The Cloud" 2007. Oil on canvas/  I recently gave this as a gift to fellas at Primary Fight/Gallery.


Kiki Valdes - Developments

Posted 2011-05-27 01:08:23 | Views: 17,778

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: 18,593

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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: 18,254

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: 23,231

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: 19,097

KIKI VALDES -

"Rivals"  Oil on Panel 2011


We Love Jim Hunter

Posted 2011-05-06 14:38:18 | Views: 21,256
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!