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Kevin McDowell

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© Kevin McDowell
Work
Nubian sunrise Water Color © Kevin McDowell
A_jazz_thing
a jazz thing Acrylic © Kevin McDowell
After_the_moment
after the moment Mixed Medium © Kevin McDowell
Lunch_with_dad
lunch with dad Mixed Medium
Urban_cubist
Urban cubist Acrylic 36 X 48 X 1 Inches © Copyright 2010 Kevin McDowell
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family unity, March 2009 Acrylic 24 X 30 X 1 Inches © Copyright 2010 Kevin McDowell
As_croppedmothernature
Mother nature, 2001 Oil On Canvas Panal 30 X 22 Inches © Copyright 2001 Kevin McDowell
Uptown_sister
Uptown sister Digital Enhance Collage
Embrace2
Embrace 2 Acrylic On Canvas Panal 19 X 24 Inches © Copyright 2001 Kevin McDowell
112_3155
passion Oil On Paper 18 X 24 Inches © Copyright 2009 Kevin McDowell
Faces_of_love
love face Acrylic On Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Copyright 2009 Kevin McDowell
Mama_loves_us
Mama s us Acrylic On Canvas Panal 20 X 16 Inches
Congo
Congo Acrylic On Canvas 20 X 16 Inches © Copyright 2009 Kevin McDowell
112_3172
Sisters of the Nile, April 2001 Mixed Medium 9 X 12 Inches © Copyright 2001 Kevin McDowell
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Papa gets love Acrylic 5' X 3'
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Mardi Gras Mixed 19" X 24"
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warriors Digital Composition
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The Club Mixed Medium Collage 24" X 18"
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Family affair Acrylic
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Mother nature Oil 22" X 30"
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Acrylic 3' X 5'
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Home decor Painted Glass 8"H X 5"D
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Brothers Digital
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Rainbow dance Acrylic 22' X 30"
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Young Mama Oil 18" X 24"
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Mother nature Oil 22" X 30"
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Daddy's little girl Mixed 5.5" X 8.5"
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Zulu Wearable Art S,M,L,Xl © Copyright 2012 kem
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ArtsFest 2013 Promo
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Papa's Baby 24" X 32"
Quick Facts
Lives in
Bronx
Works in
Bronx
Tags
abstracts modern painting abstract mixed-media painting, Cubist mixed-media traditional digital conceptual modern abstract, mixed-media, surrealism, modern, digital
Statement

If one were to ask what type of artist I consider myself or describe my style I would say that I am an eclectic visualist. This is because as an artist I’m always looking for new discoveries and I create a variety of work from a traditional contemporary, modern to a digital tech style. I feel that artist like musician become categorized because it is easier for some one to market and package what you do. Picasso for an example is known as the master Cubist, but that’s not all of what he accomplished.

I have been drawing since the age of 5 and as long as I remember I had a definitive interest for images, especially animation sci-fi and Godzilla movies. Glued to the television at this tender age, oblivious to its influences, I would have never guessed that these childhood interests would spark my artistry as an adult.

I received my B.F.A from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1988 but didn’t come out on to the art scene until 1990. This may have been contributed to the fact that after completing my study at a prestigious four year art school, I felt the need to invent myself. Within the years after finishing college I began to explore the nuances of visual art with more precision. During time off from work I would stroll through the galleries of SoHo were I could rethink about my creative processes, technique and genre. Art school was favorable for what it offered as I realized that the mechanisms there were geared towards a commercial output of art. This is were I picked up some business sense to the art world.

Before my exposure as an artist I would freelance in the industry. I had assisted well accomplished artist Bill Charmatz with illustrated presentations for the accounting firm Price Waterhouse in 1985 and assisted designers at Corporate Annual Reports in New York. My experience landed me a position as a production assistant in 1987 for Alvin H. Perlmutter, producer of the Emmy Award winning show ADAM SMITHS’ MONEY WORLD for PBS Television. With accomplishments in the industry one factor lingered in my mind as an artist. The lacking opportunities for free creative expression almost didn’t exist in my world.
My debut as an artist was at an Expo at the Javits Center in New York in 1990 where I had gone by my artist name (KEM). I premiered my art work in the form of buttons and wearable art sportswear. I then realized that there was a market for my work with its style of vivid colors and animated expressions.

In 1992, I attended the Print shop of master printer Bob Blackburn  where I studied the basics of lithography and block printing. I have done well with Gallery showcases in the state of Georgia where I resided for five years between 1996 to 2001 then relocated back to my home town of Brooklyn New York in 2001. At this point in my career, I shifted my gears somewhat towards the realm of education and became a visual arts instructor in New York City public schools system.

In 1999 I founded Artizfacts Visual Arts Specialist, a small visual arts communications platform which strives on conveying thought provoking concepts for the community through the means of creative expression with multi-media. My future projects include completing my independent animated film project and continue to educate as an arts instructor.

 

I am presently the artist/ owner of 

 

Artizfacts Studio Gallery Hub

3835 Sedgwick Ave.

Bronx NY 10463

917 886 3507

 

Upcoming Exhibits:

 

The ArtsFest of New Rochelle NY

Open Studio at Artizfacts Studio Gallery

81 Centre Ave. Suite 203 New Rochell NY 10801

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 12:00 noon -7:00PM

Sunday , September  29th, 2013 12:00 noon - 5:00PM

 

Solo art exhibition:

 

Afro-Impressionism

October 4th, 2013   6:00 PM -9:00 PM

October 5th, 2013   12:00 noon-5:00 PM

October 6th, 2013   1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Vladeck Hall

74 Van Cortlandt Park South

Bronx NY 10463

 

Entry call For Artist:  Art Exhibition of Emerging and Unknown Artist.

Artizfacts Studio Gallery

3885 Sedgwick ave.

Bronx NY 10463

(917) 886 3507

Artizfacts Studio Gallery in the heart of downtown New Rochelle is now accepting submissions for art exhibition

Saturday, November 16th 2013. through Saturday, December 21st 2013.

Exhibit is open to various mediums of 2D artwork. All work submitted must be original work creations of participating artist.

 

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