"Artist Miles Regis’ paintings speak of love and unity. The simplicity of black and white structure, starkly juxtaposed with the complex dimensions of color, seamlessly reflect our struggle, strength and triumph."
In the life and studio of LA-based artist Miles Regis,
every action is an opportunity for creative self-expression. Prolific
in both fine art and fashion design, Regis freely swaps the
materials and languages of each to enrich the other. His large-scale
mixed media paintings on canvas and linen incorporate dimensional
collage elements of denim, buttons, leather, printed matter, sequins,
and patches of eclectically sourced found textiles along with his
dexterous, gestural, richly hued abstract and figurative painting
techniques. Aggressively hopeful and humanistic, Regis embraces a
storytelling stance in his stylized renditions of fundamental scenes
of love, loss, freedom, survival, activism, and living history.
Tapping into the emotional experiences of exotic cultures around the
world and presenting them in ways that are relevant to today’s
modernized societies, Regis favors the simplicity of black and white
structure, starkly juxtaposed with the complex dimensions of color;
recurring motifs include his use of eyes, encouraging the viewer to
look deeper. His paintings are often layered with vibrant hues,
powerful imagery, text, abstract brush strokes, and purposeful
the same eye-catching iconography and palette which also appear in
his original wearable art. Hand-painted by the artist, each garment
highlights a delicately detailed working of both surface and
narrative, in the same process that expresses the personal and
collective mythologies enshrined in his art works.