KEVIN BOATRIGHT

ART WITH A SHARP URBAN EDGE

 

 Kevin Boatright, who grew up in Milwaukee, creates gritty, straight-ahead paintings with urban echoes. A signature technique of his is the use of acrylic caulk to give his works texture. He is arts coordinator at Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique. He studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

“I am also concerned with capturing and showing the existence of spirit”

He says: “I focus on spontaneity and directness of application. I am also concerned with capturing and showing the existence of spirit and interior emotional realities by portraying an unparalleled emotional darkness.” Kevin has been exhibiting his works since  2004. In 2013, his “Babies” was featured at the Milwaukee Art Museum as part of the “30 Americans/Wisconsin 30” exhibit. His works can be found in the collections of a good number of art patrons in Milwaukee, among them the Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ and the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club. Kevin also does body art.