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27 Feb

Why Does The World Need Art?

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

Brewerton's Work Viewable on

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

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

Kevin Brewerton on

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

"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

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

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

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.

06 Jan

Brewerton's Work On Display at Bergamot Station

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / January 6, 2014 / 2 Comments

sulkinBrewerton’s “El Campeon II”, “Out of the Blue”, “Rainmaker”, “Resurrection”, and “Refuge” are on display at the Sulkin/Secant Gallery show benefiting the Arthritis Foundation at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA.

27 Jun

Kevin Brewerton Art Debut at Gus Harper Studios

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / June 27, 2009 / 0 Comments

kb_postcard_emailKevin Brewerton to debut his collection of abstract boxers and non-figurative works at Gus Harper Studios.

June 27, 2009, 7pm – midnight
Gus Harper Studios, 11306 Venice Blvd. L.A. 90066

PRESS RELEASE – June 27, 2009

19 Aug

"New Year's Day" on Display at Barnsdall Park in Los Feliz

In Blog by kevinbrewerton / August 19, 2000 / 0 Comments

barnsdallKevin Brewerton’s abstract painting “New Year’s Day” on display at the L.A. Munipical Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park, August 19th – September 27th.