Imagine his childhood filled with images of urban America instead of the beautiful countrysides of Spain. What would his work look like if he painted out of a studio in Brooklyn, a product of this generation, influenced by our fashion, music, and style?Nowadays we live in an electronic jungle. Seventy seven years have passed and disks, CDs, SIM cards, chargers and audio jacks have replaced Dali’s drawers. Engulfed in hi-tech foliage, we have become completely inundated. Choked by the cables of the machine, we are unable to connect. Plugged in and tuned out, we glide through life, entertained by superficial, fleeting technology.
Envision a Salvador painting about the issues facing modern society, inspired by things like the internet, social media, corporate America, politics, religion, and more. Witness Dali’s masterpieces reworked through an updated lens as art history collides with modern culture. I intend to pick up where he left off, with more than fifty years of perspective to guide me along they way. It is a humble tribute to my greatest inspiration.
The artist Brian Kirhagis (BK)
Have a look at the exhibit and make sure to catch this one before September 30, 2013, details below...
Artist Savior Elmundo sporting Dali...
The curator extraordinaire Frankie Velez
Below; some details close up from the above works....
Notice REVS & CST on the left - representing today's art world
Brian Kirhagis, (middle) with fellow artists Savior Elmundo and Lexi Bella
The exhibit runs through September 30, 2013 at Sacred Gallery located at 424 Broadway, (2nd floor) at Canal, http://www.sacredgallerynyc.com. See more of Brian's work at www.brikart.net.