KOTE 2015 - Re-Volve Art Exhibition
This event was held from June 25, 2015 to July 11, 2015
The Re-Volve Contemporary Art Exhibition showcases the creative works from various artists of different backgrounds, in the areas of illustration and painting. The exhibition will run until July 11th. Regular viewing hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.
The exhibit features the artworks of: Taj Francis, Sashawana Buckland, Kyle Kegan Wright and Naecia Dixon.
The experience is intended to re-connect the artist's past and present; allowing the audience insight into their progressions.
The Re-Volve Exhibition was a part of KOTE 2015 lineup (Kingston on the Edge Urban Art Festival)
Jamaican visual artist, Taj Francis, was born in 1989 in the parish of St. Andrew. As a graduate of the Edna Manley College of Visual Arts, he is currently an independent visual artist, with a diverse interest of expression, mainly focused through illustration. The body of work he produces, draws influence from a combination of Jamaican Reggae Aesthetic, Japanese Manga, Vinyl and Poster Art, Baroque Paintings and Pop Art aesthetic. However, his work continues to evolve and grabs from different influences and genres of art. This is expressed in the exploration of cultural dualities, internalised human issues, youth and African identity which are subject matters that will often be seen in his body of work.
Sashawana Buckland graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2010 with a B.F.A., in Painting. Her fascination with the arts has driven her to experience many careers relating to the field. She is currently an artist, art instructor, art teacher and a small business owner based in Kingston, Jamaica.
Naecia Dixon is a young artist born in Brooklyn, New York and Jamaican raised since the age of 12. Dixon works with various media for her illustrations. However, the focus is primarily fashion and design. She has worked with Paint Jamaica, painting murals around Kingston and was a featured Jamaican Artist in De Mi Barrio, A Tu Barrio, 2012.
Dixon plans on continuing exhibiting and furthering her education in Fine Arts and Fashion.
KYLE KEGAN WRIGHT
28 year old visual artist, Kyle Kegan Wright attended the Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts in 2010. His mixed media works are influenced by his fascination with random objects and street art. He mostly experiments with mixed mediums such as acrylic paint and sharpies and continuously exposes himself to different art techniques, influences and styles. He has exhibited some of his work during Kingston on the Edge in 2014 and is glad to be associated with the exhibition again this year.