Joe Kral (b 1974): Untitled (Bulgari Ring), 2018. Mixed media painting on cradled wood panel with a high-gloss epoxy resin. Signed verso.
Joe Kral is an American artist based in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in a small town in Southern Minnesota and was raised on skateboarding, BMX, heavy metal, and art.
He creates mixed media paintings focusing on people, typography, color, shape, and texture. The paintings are made by hand on wood panels using vintage printed ephemera from books, magazines, maps, and postcards. Then adding color and texture with spray paint, stencils and ink. He is a pizza and cats enthusiast.
Daring and dynamic, Street Art has roots in a controversial past. Long-considered vandalism, it was during the 1970s and 1980s that artists revolutionized the aesthetic, bringing their individual styles to a fine art audience and leading the way for the next generation of artists that includes the likes of Barry McGee, Invader, Mr. Brainwash, and Brazilian twins Os Gemeos.
15.75 x 15.75 inches board.
Private collection, New England.
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