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Deities From Distant Lands

Kevin Hughsam

Opens: October 1st | 6:00PM

Closes: October 13th | 5:00PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm

Fridays 10am-10pm

 

General Admission: $1 entry donation

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Overview

My work tends to be more representational rather than abstract or non-objective. I begin by working from life and studying the natural world in order to translate 3D to 2D. I am interested in how life-like I can portray a subject.  

Lately, I have been interested in representing pure organic form and texture while also indicating a sense of pictorial space. My work tends to be landscape or still life based. The subjects I depict are roughly inspired by nature microorganisms, science fiction movies, and anatomy. My work with these subjects tend to appear to be close ups from nature, microscopic images, deities from distant lands and science fiction landscapes. I enjoy artistic freedom when working in this style but also the challenge to still depict everything in a representative manner.

I aim to create another world in my work for the viewer to discover. I value the compositional challenges that come when working on a scale larger than the human body. The places I create appear untouched by man, as I would like the viewer to feel like the explorer.

Artist Bio

Kevin Hughsam is an artist that was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is currently based in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He primarily works in two dimensional mediums such as drawing, painting and tattooing, but also enjoys experimenting with woodworking, mixed media, and performance arts. He attended Florida Gulf Coast University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art in 2019. During his time in Southwest Florida, he started his career as a tattoo artist, as well as a muralist and music festival live painter. He has had many mentors over the span of his life so far including but not limited to, his uncle, who introduced him to art at a young age. During collegiate years Kevin’s next role model was his tattoo mentor, teaching him the trade and technical skills of tattooing in order to convey his art from paper to skin. Kevin’s work is representational, portraying untouched and vast landscapes, as well as mythical creatures and futuristic realms. One common theme, or subject, that appears in his work includes glowing crystals and gems that are references to alternative energy sources. Kevin’s work has been featured at many galleries including the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Art Gallery and permanent collection, along with many festival galleries such as Hulaween’s annual Mural Maze Gallery. He aspires to continue his career and hone his skill set as a two dimensional artist, in addition to broadening his spectrum of mediums.

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