Archive for February, 2014

27 Feb

Why Does The World Need Art?

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / February 27, 2014 / 0 Comments
Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

When you walk down the street have you ever looked around and noticed how much art there is? Take a look around, there is usually some form of art that is shaping your experience each day. Before I became a visual artist I didn’t realize how important art was to the world. I grew up thinking that art is for people who are rich and can afford expensive paintings to decorate their walls. Unfortunately, this was a limited belief that I inherited from my working class parents who were, not unlike many others, uneducated in art and too busy trying to put food on the table. What I’ve learned since then has been quite remarkable. To see the world through the lens of an artist is quite life changing and can certainly give a person a different meaning to the day-to–day moments of life.

What is art? I remember asking myself, many times. Perhaps today, I still don’t have a definitive answer, because what I see as art can be totally different to what you, the viewer, sees when you look at a painting. That very reason alone is why art is important in our lives, as it’s context can be broad and appealing to many and yet the best art you will find to be personal to you in some way, whether you are aware of it or not.

In my mind art has become the great mirror of humanity, reflecting what we want to see as much as it gives us what we try to avoid. We are confronted by it, in all the shapes and forms in which it presents itself: music, literature, dance, poetry, film, theater, martial arts etc. They all spring from the same well of creation. There is no right or wrong in art, it is whatever it is. Everything is art. So, why does the world need art? Maybe we need it to see ourselves in its reflection.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. ~Thomas Merton

17 Feb

Prints Available for Purchase Online

In Uncategorized by kevinbrewerton / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

redbubble_ssPrints of selected works are available for purchase on RedBubble.com.

Kevin Brewerton on RedBubble.com

17 Feb

Brewerton's Work Viewable on ArtLANow.com

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

artlanowSelected works are viewable on ArtLANow.com, a collective website for artists in the greater Los Angeles area.

Kevin Brewerton on ArtLANow.com

17 Feb

"Vertebrae" on Display til December 20th

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

Brewerton’s abstract painting “Vertebrae” will be on display at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana until December 20th.

17 Feb

Brewerton the Featured Artist on Zatista.com

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zatistaBrewerton is the featured artist on Zatista.com! The feature coincides with Brewerton’s “New Years Day” being purchased for a home makeover article in the April issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine. The interview includes information about Brewerton’s journey from kickboxing to art, his approach to painting, and his artistic influences.

Featured Artist Kevin Brewerton Talks Kickboxing and Art on Zatista.com

17 Feb

"New Years Day" Featured in REAL SIMPLE Magazine

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

realsimple_collage_lgBrewerton’s abstract painting “New Year’s Day” is featured in the April 2010 issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine in a beautiful dining room makeover by designer Ryan Korban.

17 Feb

"Meet Kevin Brewerton" on the UGallery Blog

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ugalleryUGallery interviews Brewerton on his transition from martial artist to abstract artist, his influences, and what it means to be an artist.

Artist in Focus: Kevin Brewerton on UGallery.com

17 Feb

Brewerton's Work Featured in Venice Art Show

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / February 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

electricartBrewerton’s “Self Portrait of the Boxer” was featured in a group show at The Goddess Studio Boutique in Venice, CA.