During the ongoing health crisis, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is working on ways to bring art to you at home, virtually. This is one such effort, which we’re playfully calling Cabin Fever Artist Talks. For these, we’ve asked artists to tell us a little about themselves and their work. In some cases, they’ll be answering questions provided by the Art Center. In others, they’ll be showing us around their studio or highlighting works in progress.
For this installment, we hear from figurative painter Kevin Darmanie. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, and based in Newark, NJ, Kevin’s work explores the intersections in digital media and paint implicated by his relationships, both personal and societal. He works largely in watercolor on papered uses tropes of digital platforms and media sharing to inform his images before rendering them in paint.
He has exhibited at Paul Robeson Gallery, (Messier Gallery at Express Newark) at Rutgers University, The Reginald Ingraham Gallery CA, The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery at New Jersey City University, Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ and Ramapo College, Ramapo NJ and the Utah Arts Center, UT.
For more information about Kevin and his work, visit: https://www.kevindarmanie.com/