KESH ABMB RECAP: Debut of her Solo Exhibit W@WW at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

 

Art Basel Recap: Raekwon, Theophilus London, Mykki Blanco among guests that joined artist KESH for Debut of her Solo Exhibit W@WW at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
Friday night (December 6 2013) the artist KESH held an one night only art exhibit entitled W@WW (W/HAT @RE W/E W/ORSHIPPING?) on Friday, December 6th, 2013 in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. Tastemakers in attendance included Raekwon, Theophilus London, Mykki Blanco,  Leo Velasquez, Jeanette Hayes, Shaun Ross, Niko the Icon, Charaf Tejar, Brandee Brown, Shayne Olivier (Hood By Air), Telfar Clemons, Omahyra Mota, Macuria and more.Please find below images from the event, courtesy of BFA NYC for consideration in any Art Basel roundup coverage.For high resolution images or more information please contact me directly at Sydney@SydneyReising.com.Best, Sydney

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The artist KESH poses in front of two new works shown last night at her W@WW show on Friday, December 6th 2013 at Art Basel Miami Beach

ABOUT W@WW

Following her widely celebrated collaboration with American Apparel, the artist KESH introduced the next chapter of her work, PROJECT KITT with a solo art exhibit entitled W@WW during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. 

The one-night-only exhibition that took place on Friday, December 6th, 2013 from 7PM – 10PM featured ten large-scale pieces and an installation of the videos KESH produced for an immersive experience.

In September 2013, KESH took down her studio, THE CAVE, in downtown Los Angeles and relocated to the Redwoods of Northern California to disconnect and ultimately reconnect stronger than ever. PROJECT KITT is an exploration of the effects of mass media on the human mind; a combination of visuals and sound that offer the questions: WHAT ARE WE WORSHIPPING, WHO ARE WE WORSHIPING, WHY ARE WE WORSHIPPING.

Leading up the exhibit, KESH released a collection of five emotionally driven installments. These installments, in video format, depict KESH’s feelings/statements accompanied by sound and visuals that openly question the direction of popular culture.  The ten pieces of artwork shown at W@WW during Art Basel correlate to the previously released five installments. “After figuring it out internally, I took a look at the external. It was no longer about ME.ME.ME. It was about WE” states KESH.

For more information on PROJECT KITT and the W@WW exhibit please visit WWW.K-I-TT.COM

Raekwon attends the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Theophilus London, KESH and Jordan Watson attend the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Mykki Blanco attends the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
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Telfar Clemons attends the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
The artist KESH and Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air attend the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Jeanette Hayes attends the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Shaun Ross and KESH attend the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Brandee Brown attends the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Omahyra Mota and Macuria attend the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Niko the Icon attends the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Theophilus London and Charaf Tejer (PIGALLE)
Raekwon with artist KESH at her W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
Macuria, Omahyra Mota, and Leo Velasquez attend the KESH W@WW exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, Friday December 6th, 2013
ABOUT KESH
KESH began her journey as an artist in her childhood bedroom in the small airport town of Crawley, England. Utilizing the internet to gain a loyal audience with her digital artwork, she began selling her recognizable images on apparel products to buyers accross the world. At age 17, KESH packed up and moved to London to establish herself as a visionairy in a growing digital era. She worked for several years in various creative fields, including projects such as designing a collection for Topman’s MAN show of LONDON FASHION WEEK, creating the first custom Hennessy bottle and releasing a series of public prints that sold out worldwide.

KESH did her first independent show last year in LA titled ME.ME.ME: Showcasing her signature black and white aesthetic inspired by self exploration and evolution. The show was a success, with over 200 attendees including Jeremy Scott, Robyn, Jenna Malone, Estelle, Aaron Bondaroff, amongst others. It was streamed live and her audience tuned in from all around the world: South Africa, Poland, Australia, Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Jamaica and many places in between.

KESH then partnered with American Apparel to apply aspects of her artwork to a capsule collection, the first of its kind, that would bring her signature aesthetic to a large and growing fan base of over 100,000 people worldwide. American Apparel released the line in the summer of 2013 to a cult following across flagship stores in international cities including Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Montreal, and Berlin. A tour followed throughout selected cities where hundreds of fans gathered to meet the artist and have the apparel signed personally.

Bringing us up to current day KESH enters a new chapter where she openly questions the direction of popular culture.

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