Monday, February 17, 2014

Dave Kinsey Riot & Reason Print

Dave Kinsey brings his distinctive style back to 1xRUN today with this print as one of the Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 Featured Artists

 "This piece was created in 2011 using a mix of acrylic, spray enamel and collage on canvas. I created this piece for an art fair in Los Angeles. It wasn’t part of a series, but a lot of my work is based on political, social or environmental upheaval so it does fall into that context.

I came up with the idea for this piece during the UK riots in 2011 that took place after the shooting death of Mark Duggan by police there. After looking at tons of images online, I noticed a commonality in the pictures; a linear perspective that was being cast from all the lines painted in the streets intended for pedestrians and traffic. I began to see these angles and lines as metaphors for control, which in this state of chaos became a contradicting element. I used this notion to create tension in Riot & Reason." - Dave Kinsey

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