Kevin XiquesJanuary 18 - April 15, 2023
Black Seed Studio Resident
Kevin Xiques is a self-taught artist based in Portland, Maine. In December of 2020 he resumed his practice as a painter for the first time since 6th grade, and now finds himself unable to put the brush down. Xiques’s work is primarily based in acrylic paint on canvas. His subject matter focuses on free will and pure expression, which he channels through his use of color and mark making. Growing up as a person of color in a rural town in Vermont, Xiques actively suppressed his individuality, taking away much of his childhood freedom in an attempt to blend in. Currently, his practice is centered around reclaiming that freedom through his work.