Von Lintel Gallery Presents: Miles Regis Better Days Ahead

The Von Lintel gallery presents:

Miles Régis

Better days to come

January 8 to March 5, 2022

Opening reception:

Saturday January 8 * 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Von Linteau Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of an artist born in Trinidad Miles Régis.

Miles Regis is known for his intricate mixed media paintings which often merge image with text, making artful social and cultural commentaries. His visual narrative is firmly based on the rich tradition and evolution of masquerades in his native Trinity. Regis’ work is an emotional response to his life as a black immigrant in America for 31 years. Throughout his career he painted commentaries on race relations with a positive and unifying message.

Régis grew up in a large family of artists, which fed his creativity. He excelled in painting, singing and writing. After a nascent musical career in Trinidad, he moved to Los Angeles where he began his studies at USC in 1989. His creativity soared in this new environment which led him to resume painting. Music is still an important part of his creative process today. Poems and one-liners inspired by everyday events prompt his paintings. Regis’s canvases are a dynamic visual narrative that transforms the pain and ugliness of our contemporary world into idiosyncratic beauty.

“It is easy to compare remarkable contemporary artists to those who have come before us. In the case of Miles Regis, a multimedia artist of Trinidadian descent based in Los Angeles, this associative list is undeniably impressive: Basquiat, Gaugin, Pollock, Dali and Rivera to name a few. But Régis did not learn his trade by studying for a master’s degree in art history. Regis started organically, with influences from his childhood in the Caribbean – carnival and calypso – and watching Caribbean artists like his uncle, Alexander King. – Flavia Colgan, Huffington Post

Miles Regis has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums such as the California African American Museum, the Peel Art Gallery in Ontario, and the Santa Monica Museum. Her work is in public collections such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, the Californian African American Museum, the Intel Corporation, and other notable collections such as Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, and Russell Westbrook.

Miles Régis lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Miles Regis: better days

January 8 to March 5, 2022

Opening reception:

Saturday January 8 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tarrah von Lintel Gallery

@ Bergamot station

2525 Michigan Avenue,

Santa Monica, California 90404

galerie@vonlintel.com

Gallery hours:

Wednesday – saturday

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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