Emerging from Connor’s background in philosophy, Sublime Existence seeks to depict the human perspective in conversation with the sublime experience of life itself. Works resemble theatrical stages on which figures interact with their own life experiences of love, fear, emotion, dreams, challenges, and lessons, set within other-worldly environments. Through this, there is a sense that regardless of our limitations and vulnerabilities as human, our experiences of love, freedom, and life are deeply meaningful. Living life itself, existing in itself, with all of its triumphs and tribulations, is to each of us, uniquely beautiful, uniquely sublime.
At our flagship location at the Esplanade on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, AKTION ART proudly presents "GENERATIONS", an artistic exhibit featuring the works of American artist Kevin HEES and Los Angeles based artist ThankYouX, alongside selected Master Works by Jean- Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.Friends, legends, and collaborators, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol are amongst the most famous pairs in the history of Modern art. A superstar at the time of his emergence, Andy Warhol was a figure in art who's success, notoriety, and fame up-comer Jean-Michel Basquiat sought to emanate. As did Warhol with his mega-presence in the Pop Art scene, Basquiat's own iconic and unique style would remain decades after his premature death to influence his own generation of contemporaries.
In Benefit of the Museum of Arts and Design, Columbus Circle, NY, AKTION ART proudly presents a COVID-safe virtual event and exhibit of emerging contemporary artist ThankYouX. A satellite event, and West Coast constituent to MAD NYC's annual black tie MAD BALL, AKTION ART is delighted to host MAD's esteemed board, trustees, and collectors at our home in Summerlin, Las Vegas.
Painted during the second global lockdown during COVID-19, "PARIS 2020" showcases the trials and tribulations of an emerging American artist's first introduction to the European art scene, and the city and culture of France itself. Composed of 23 works on canvas, spanning between the subject matter of the HEES Mark and abstraction, to the Basquiat-like "AKT" works, "PARIS 2020" is a combination of HEES' artistic styles.
Painted during the first global lockdown during COVID-19, AKT stands for Acceptance, Kindness, and Tolerance, things artist Kevin HEES believed the world most needed at the time. With turmoil, and panic ensuing all around us as humanity scrambled facing the pandemic, HEES painted away at his studio, hoping his message of unity and inspiration would resonate.
Featuring the first ever created works by American artist Kevin HEES, born 1962 in Dallas, Texas, this series of black ink on arches paper works introduce HEES' concepts of spirituality, humanity, and his intentions of health, wealth, and happiness.Characterized by the circle and 3 lines, forming the HEES Mark, the circle represents the soul, the universe, and the circular nature of all things, including life itself; while the 3 lines represent health, wealth, and happiness, the artist's intentions for his own life, and for that of the viewer.The penultimate work of the exhibit, featuring gold motif, is a towering 6x6 canvas titled H.O.P.E, a literal acronym for the meaning of the word hope itself, Hold On, Pain Ends.