'The New York Art Scene Crowns A New King' - Pantone


NEW YORK, N.Y., May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brian Kirhagis, also known as 'BK the Artist' featured his "Levels" showcase at New York City's landmark: The Atelier on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Being thrown into the same arena with names like Salvador Dali by critics and Pantone stating, 'The New York Art Scene Crowns a New King", BK the Artist is brushing his way as one of the most sought after artists in our generation.
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Far from a crown, this king is recognized by his signature bandanas and rugged beard. 'As a disciple of Dali, I was always intrigued by his penchant to form his mustache with sugar water in order to attract flies. He believed the flies carried inspiration. Similarly, I like to tie t-shirts or bandanas around my head because it makes sure all my ideas and creativity stay inside, and none leaks out', states Kirhagis.

Levels is a retrospective show which offers insight into BK the Artist's work and how it has developed. It encompasses works as early as 2008 to hot off the easel.

'The name Levels was a perfect fit for various of reasons. First off, my art is consumed in levels by the viewer. Each Painting has difference levels inside the composition, and each level reflects the overall theme of the piece. Furthermore, life is defined by levels, and specifically for me as an artist, that truth is magnified. I have worked for over a decade, carefully navigating different levels of my life and career, strategically ascending levels as I go. Each new level had its own perspective; it all depends on your view. The goal is to move up, however it is incredibly easy to descend levels as well. The perspective with which you view your position will dictate your movement.' -states, Kirhagis

The Levels exhibit will be on display until the end of August, as to what the near future holds for Kirhagis?

'I plan to explore a few new ideas I've been working on. An immediate project will be the collaboration with WuTang Brand, where I'll be focused on creating artwork that is inspired by Wu and executed in my signature style. A major goal I'm working on behind the scenes is a theatrical exhibition of my work. I can't get into too many details, but it's something that has never been done before. It will truly be groundbreaking.' -replies, Kirhagis

BK the Artist's exhibition is a twenty-four hour, seven days a week exhibition located directly in the lobby of the Atelier (635 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).

About Brian Kirhagis:

BK the Artist is a self taught artist known for depicting current events and social issues, using his art as a tool to shed light where there is darkness. He created complex compositions utilizing space and form by weaving together multiple visual planes. These striking pieces allow the viewers mind to decipher several of images simultaneously following a broader story within the same piece. With powerful work that consistently generates new collectors and fans. BK leaves an indelible mark on art aficionados and casual viewers alike. His work has impacted people of all ages, from all walks of alike and led to numerous solo and group exhibitions and events across the country.

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CONTACT: Karina Lopez 516.655.2176 karina@kcyouthere.comSource: BKThe Artist, Inc