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Kevin HEES is an American, self-taught artist whose work specializes in themes of healing, eternity, and the divine human pursuits of HEALTH, WEALTH, and HAPPINESS.
Born 1962 in Corpus Christie ,Texas, HEES began his career as a painter, makeup artist, photographer, brand consultant, and producer. During his 30 year career in fashion and photography he worked with some of the world's biggest brands such as; Ralph Lauren, Justin Timberlake, & Calvin Klein. However, his art always remained his passion, and dearest to his heart throughout his fashion career.
Kevin's life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013. Unable to work, and facing both personal and financial ruin, he underwent a period of tremendous hardship and personal transformation through which he discovered a renewed passion for painting. His works became the centerpieces of his healing process, and Kevin put his love, light, will to live, and hope for a better life into them. His signature circle and three lines mark denotes the Universal wholeness of the soul, totality, and eternity, while the three lines the human intentions of HEALTH, WEALTH, and HAPPINESS.
Now in remission from cancer, Kevin is a full-time artist who's positive messaging and intriguing painting techniques have propelled him onto the international art scene. Bought by several major collectors across the world, he finds himself inundated with demand. With his first exhibition taking place in Paris, titled "Paris 2020", and exhibitions planned in Monaco, Cannes, London, Dubai, Palm Beach, New York, and more. His early works are already seeing resale value.
Success has been taken in stride when it comes to Kevin HEES, and he is eager to give back even as he continues to develop. Kevin's philanthropic work includes the "Be Brave, Be You" campaign. A foundation that creates art to inspire bravery. And as one of few survivors of his generation of the AIDS crisis, he is also an avid supporter of AmFAR. Kevin's older brother, and many friends, lost their lives to the disease, and he is committed to finding a cure. While his art, honors their memory.
ThankYouX (Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multifaceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional
graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm. His unique aesthetic has captured attention of the art world and earned international acclaim.
Inspired by the pop-tropes and bright colors of that NYC graffiti scene, ThankYouX has exhibited paintings and sculptures in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Hong Kong. Now using his street style in a more unique way, he has gained new attention for his geometric mixed media cube paintings and large scale abstract work.
He was handpicked by Snapchat to paint their Los Angeles offices. ThankYouX partnered with Samsung to create immersive experience for Art Basel and recently held a successful, solo exhibit in New York City. In 2020 he will be showing in Paris at the Urban Art Fair and will unveil a brand new body of work at his solo show in Los Angeles in 2021.
Nick Hornby, born in 1980, is a British artist living and working in London, England. He is known for his monumental
site-specific works, that combine digital software with traditional materials such as bronze, steel, granite and marble. His work is the physical meeting of historical critique, semiotics and digital technology; behind hand-crafted sculptures of marble, resin or bronze are computer-generated models, expanding shapes, silhouettes and shadows. Hornby studied at Slade School of Art and Chelsea College of Art where he was awarded the UAL Sculpture Prize.
In the UK, he has exhibited at Tate Britain, The Southbank Centre, Leighton House London, CASS Sculpture Foundation and the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. And internationally at The Museum of Arts and Design New York and Poznan Bienalle, Poland. Residencies include with Outset (Israel), Eyebeam (New York), and awards include the UAL Sculpture Prize. In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Frieze, Artforum, The Art Newspaper, The FT, and featured in Architectural Digest, Cultured Magazine and Artsy among others