KevinHalfhill.com https://kevinhalfhill.com Abstract Art and Geometric Pop Art & Portraiture by Kevin Halfhill Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:13:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 https://kevinhalfhill.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cropped-kh_white-1-32x32.png KevinHalfhill.com https://kevinhalfhill.com 32 32 71044341 NYC Skylines Collection at Curioos https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/10/04/nyc-skylines-collection-curioos/ https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/10/04/nyc-skylines-collection-curioos/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:17 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=23830 A while back, I was invited to create a few pieces for a new collection at Curioos NY/Paris: New York City Skylines. Curioos is featuring two of my new pieces in the collection. Take a look after the jump.

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New York: Gotham See, Gotham Do

A while back, I was invited to create a few pieces for a new collection at Curioos NY/Paris:

New York City Skylines

The collection explores interpretations of the iconic New York skyline from various artists’ perspectives.

It was an honor to be included in this collection.

Limited Edition prints from the collection are available now.

Curioos is featuring two of my new pieces in the collection:

 

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Their Adventure: Portrait of an Anniversary https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/10/03/adventure-portrait-anniversary/ https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/10/03/adventure-portrait-anniversary/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:45:09 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=23835 My parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this year. I created this portrait for them as a gift. Read about what motivates me to create and see the portrait up close after the jump.

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My parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this year.

I don’t get to see my parents very often. They visited me several years ago, and I truly enjoyed showing them my life in Europe.

The second night of their visit, I threw them a small dinner party at Kloisterhöf in Frankfurt. They stayed in a hotel across the street from my flat, and I remember seeing them waiting to cross the street to meet me: my mother, in her stylishly red coat and black beret, my father in a happily contrasting teal shirt, holding his jacket. It was a striking image, at least for me. Hopefully now for them, as well.

One of the beautiful things about being an artist is the ability to transform memories into more memories. To externalize and share those memories with others, to communicate emotion and sentiment without saying a word, is one of the gifts of this craft that I appreciate the most.

My mother picked the portrait up from the framers this weekend. They have yet to hang it, but she sent this photo of the framed portrait.

Glad you both like it. Happy 47th.

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Their Adventure

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For the birds: Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/10/03/birds-rogers-wildlife-rehabilitation-center/ https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/10/03/birds-rogers-wildlife-rehabilitation-center/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:17:11 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=23815 I recently created a piece, "Pearl & Friends," for Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to celebrate and help support the amazing work they're doing with Texan avian wildlife. After many months, Pearl's rehabilitation is complete. Yesterday, she was released into the wild. Learn about her journey.

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I recently partnered with Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to celebrate and help support the amazing work they’re doing with Texan avian wildlife.

Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the largest all-species avian rehabilitation and education center of its kind in North Texas. At any given time, more than 1,000 protected birds, of various species, reside at the center. Over the last decade, RWRC has provided medical treatment and care for more than 40,000 birds.

Through this initiative, I was introduced to Pearl, a Barn Owl who has been recuperating at the center. Pearl is one of the most popular birds in residence at the center, and she has quite the following on Facebook. In fact, the piece I created to support the center, Pearl and Friends, focuses on Pearl and…well, some of her feathered friends.

Buy a 'Pearl & Friends' T-Shirt or Hoodie

After many months, Pearl’s rehabilitation is complete. Yesterday, she was released into the wild.

Kathy Rogers, founder of Rogers Wildlife, has been posting some beautiful photos of Pearl’s release, and I’m told video is to follow soon. You can view the photos on the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’s Facebook page.

Celebrate Pearl’s release! Check out Pearl & Friends (below). We still have t-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags left. The fundraiser ends this Saturday, October 8th, so be sure to place your orders before then. $8 from each purchase goes to support the efforts and programs being conducted at the center.

For more information about Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, visit the link below.

A few weeks ago we were contacted by Kevin Halfhill*, who wanted to design a piece of art and merchandise that…

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A swathe through white space: A lesson in detachment https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/03/09/swathe-white-space-lesson-detachment/ Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:23:40 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=20198 “A passerby, an interloper, traveling through the white space of the world will leave behind traces of color. But colors fade, white remains, and space is common company to a disconnected, passing star.” I created this piece, "A swathe through white space," as a lesson in detachment, intended as a reminder that solitude equates neither stagnation nor sorrow. Learn more about the special meaning and story behind this piece: comets, detachment, and the power of going forward.

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“A passerby, an interloper, traveling through the white space of the world will leave behind traces of color. But colors fade, white remains, and space is common company to a disconnected, passing star.”

The comet Hyakutake was lesser known to the public than Hale-Bop, even though they passed by Earth nigh-simultaneously in 1996.  I suspect that’s to do with extensive media coverage of the Heaven’s Gate cult, which famously committed mass suicide at the time of Hale-Bop’s passing. Perhaps this association is also what drew me toward Hyakutake as the inspiration for this piece instead of Hale-Bop. That…and the name. “Hyakutake” just sounds so much cooler than “Hale-Bop,” doesn’t it?

In any event, Swathe was one of the first pieces I conceptualized for series 1 of Macrostellar, but was one of the last pieces I tackled. By the time I came around to working on it, I had more than my fill of the deep, bright colors which had permeated the other pieces in the series. What was to come would be a dramatic departure from what I had originally planned. As it turned out, the story I wanted to tell with the piece was actually better delivered as a result.

A swathe through white space, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill

A swathe through white space is about movement, kineticism. It speaks of the endless possibilities paired with freedom, and the infinite and inevitable losses of the roads not traveled. A comet seemed the perfect metaphor for this sentiment: they are the galactic interlopers, careening past various celestial bodies before merrily speeding along on their merry way. Not that much unlike people, really; we show up, we pass through, we leave a mark in our wake. Going a step further, I chose to personalize this because that is exactly what my experience of people has been: they show up, they pass through, they leave a mark in their wake.

And then they are gone, streaking away toward their next destination, whatever and wherever that may be.

I’m not being depressive. In fact, if I had to insert myself into this analogy, I would probably place myself as the comet. Present, but not necessarily connected. Observed, but not necessarily understood. Unaccompanied, but not necessarily alone. In the world, but not of it.

Swathe is a lesson in detachment, intended as a reminder that solitude equates neither stagnation nor sorrow.

Forward is always a place you can go. The all-encompassing emptiness which we sometimes feel around us is not a darkness, but a blank canvas on which we can paint with whichever palette of our choosing. And in that white space, all directions are equally visible, anywhere and anything is possible.

A swathe through white space is part of the Macrostellar collection by Kevin Halfhill. Macrostellar is a series of art which interprets various stellar bodies and phenomenon through the abstract.

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Limited Edition prints of A swathe through white space are available exclusively through Curioos NY. The piece is available as a Fine Art (Paper), Canvas, Aluminum, or Acrylic Glass print.

Links: View other pieces in this collection // Buy A swathe through white space on Curioos.com

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The Curioos Blog: [Interview] Kevin Halfhill, “Macrostellar (s1)” https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/01/10/curioos-blog-interview-kevin-halfhill-macrostellar-s1/ Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:39:15 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=19859 I was interviewed by Curioos NY about my series of cosmos-inspired, abstract landscapes, Macrostellar (s1). "It’s critical to nurture our creative efforts in whatever we do because it’s such a vital part of being human. Creativity is a large part of our individuality, and therefore also a primary component to living a fulfilling life."

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Curioos NY interviewed me a few months ago about my debut series of  cosmos-inspired, abstract landscapes, Macrostellar (s1). They recently sent over some of the assets they used in promoting the series, which is available exclusively through their gallery. One of my favorite quotes they pulled from the interview is:

It’s critical to nurture our creative efforts in whatever we do because it’s such a vital part of being human. Creativity is a large part of our individuality, and therefore also a primary component to living a fulfilling life.

Read more about what I had to say about creativity and the pursuit of happiness here.

Limited Edition prints of Macrostellar (s1) are available exclusively through Curioos on paper, canvas, stunning aluminum, and acrylic glass. All prints are manually numbered, signed, embossed and shipped with a certificate of authenticity.

Source: The Curioos Blog: [Interview] Kevin Halfhill | “Macrostellar (s1)”

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Macrostellar (s1) available on TouchOfModern.com https://kevinhalfhill.com/2016/01/06/macrostellar-s1-available-on-touchofmodern-com/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 05:45:05 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=19864 Limited Editions of my series of cosmos-inspired, abstract landscapes, Macrostellar (s1), are available for a limited time on TouchOfModern.com. Great discounts, hurry!

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Macrostellar (S1) now at Curioos NY https://kevinhalfhill.com/2015/10/05/macrostellar-s1-now-at-curioos/ Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:20:54 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=19500 My collection of abstract landscapes, Macrostellar (Series 1), is now available at Curioos NY! All prints are manually numbered, signed, embossed and shipped with a certificate of authenticity. Available as fine art paper, aluminum, canvas, and acrylic glass prints.

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My collection of abstract landscapes, Macrostellar (Series 1), is now available through Curioos!

All prints are manually numbered, signed, embossed and shipped with a certificate of authenticity.

Available as fine art paper, aluminum, canvas, and acrylic glass prints.

And a special bonus: See how my work looks in your home in augmented reality with Curioos’ app! Just click the “PREVIEW” on any Curioos page to give it a try!

Browse the full collection at Curioos

Here are just a few of my favorites:

A swathe through white space, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Monarch, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill More beautiful than the Nereids 01, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Ziggurat, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Redeye 03, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Redeye 01, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill

Browse the full collection at Curioos

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Macrostellar (S1) https://kevinhalfhill.com/2015/02/25/scapes-macrostellar/ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:00:17 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=10245 Announcing a new collection of abstract pieces inspired by my love of minimalism, surrealism, dystopianism, macro photography, and (of course) collage.

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As I mentioned last month, I’ve left the confines of a two-dimensional workspace and begun exploring the possibilities of working in a three-dimensional space. I posted a preview of some of my experiments, work-in-progress. Today, I’m proud to talk about the finished pieces.

-scapes is a new body of work I’ve focused on since last year. While many people know me for my geometric portraits, I’ve also wanted to venture into the abstract for some time. -scapes has allowed me to do just that. Born of my love of minimalism, surrealism, dystopianism, macro photography, and (of course) collage, -scapes is a body of work which will consist of multiple collections. Today, I’m pleased to present the first pieces of the series: Macrostellar. A tribute to the wonders of the cosmos that surrounds us, each piece is inspired by a unique element of our universe.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Monarch, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill More beautiful than the Nereids 04, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill More beautiful than the Nereids 01, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Redeye 02, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill A swathe through white space, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill

There are 11 pieces in the Macrostellar collection.

Not to be forgotten

Three pieces which are part of the -scapes series, but not part of Macrostellar, are also available today: Ziggurat, Monolith in Green Field, and Dark road to the pale city:

Ziggurat, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Dark road to the pale city, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill Monolith in green field, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill

I’ll be adding several more pieces to Macrostellar over the next few months. If you’d like to be notified as I add new pieces to this set, sign up for my newsletter, or follow me on Facebook , Twitter, or Google+.

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We Chat With Kevin Halfhill About His Geometric Cat Portraits https://kevinhalfhill.com/2015/01/16/we-chat-with-kevin-halfhill-about-his-geometric-cat-portraits/ Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:08:16 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=19844 Catster.com interviewed me about my geometric pet portraiture. If you love animals, pets, or just like cats a little bit, this is worth taking a look at.

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Read our interview with the artist and then enter to win a portrait of your own cat.

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Of things to come (2015 edition) https://kevinhalfhill.com/2015/01/09/of-things-to-come-2015-edition/ https://kevinhalfhill.com/2015/01/09/of-things-to-come-2015-edition/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:18:53 +0000 https://kevinhalfhill.com/?p=10127 New year, new projects. Take a sneak-peek at my latest work, before the first stage of its release in February.

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The clamor of the holidays is finally behind us, and 2015 is officially in full swing! I trust you all had a happy and safe holiday, and hope the year is off to a great start for everyone. I thought I’d take a moment to share with you all some of the exciting things happening in my studio this year. I also wanted to review some of the highlights from the last few months of 2014, in case you missed them.

Articles and Artwork

One of my most popular pieces in 2014 was my Robin Williams commemorative portrait. Dedicated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in memory of Robin Williams, the piece received quite a bit of attention in the days following his tragic death.

Over the past few months, some of my other work began receiving international attention, too:

Coming soon to an art dealer near you…

I’m super excited to give you a preview of my new collection of work, currently in progress. The collection is called –scapes, and will consist of several series of artwork, each one a variance of a topographical theme. The series also marks my first foray into abstract art, and is something I’ve been working toward for the better part of a year. It draws on my love of minimalism, surrealism, dystopianism, macro photography, and (of course) collage. I’d like to give you a sneak-peek at some of the (unfinished) pieces I’m currently working on.

Preview of Ziggurat, from -scapes by Kevin Halfhill

Macrostellar, the first series from –scapes, is scheduled to be released at various art distributors in Europe and America in February. The series has a cosmic theme, and will be available in limited edition art prints, fine art and canvas prints, and select merchandise. International gallery showings will be announced later this year. As always, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for up-to-date information about these and other projects going on in the studio.

Activism through Artistry

I’m currently working with several non-profit organizations around the globe to develop artwork and related merchandise for EMOTION. Currently, I’m conceptualizing:

  • Giraffe-related pieces and merchandise for The Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
  • Rhinoceros-related artwork and merchandise for Our Horn is Not Medicine, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Black Rhino.
  • Merchandise and artwork for Oriana Curls, a French pop singer whose debut-album will be releasing shortly.
  • A series of portraits of women, tentatively titled Nevermind About Eve. The artwork is dedicated to women who have made significant contributions to society, but are often not thought of, such as Grace Hopper and Stephanie Kwolek. The artwork and related merchandise are currently being considered by a major organization dedicated to women.

I’m in the process of building relationships with several other organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation, education in developing nations, and human rights.

That’s all for now, folks! Wishing you all the best until next time.

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