What if Salvador Dali was born in 1983 instead of 1904? Imagine his childhood filled with images of urban America instead of the beautiful countrysides of Spain. What would his work look like if he painted out of a studio in Brooklyn, a product of this generation, influenced by our fashion, music, and style?

Envision a Salvador painting about the issues facing modern society, inspired by things like the internet, social media, corporate america, politics, religion, and more. Witness Dali’s masterpieces reworked through an updated lens as art history collides with modern culture. I intend to pick up where he left off, with more than fifty years of perspective to guide me along they way. It is a humble tribute to my greatest inspiration.


BK X DALI – Brian Kirhagis X Salvador Dali
Curated by Frankie Velez | Music by DJ Anamated

Opening 9.5.13 | 8:00 –11:00pm
Sacred Gallery NYC
424 Broadway 2nd Floor (Between Canal and Howard)
New York, NY 10013
Exhibition runs from September 5th – October 31st

The Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/dali-brooklyn-artist-updates-master-article-1.1439905
The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/modern-dali_n_3824861.html
Complex: http://www.complex.com/art-design/2013/08/brian-kirhagis-painting-bk-x-dali
Design & Trend: http://www.designntrend.com/articles/7454/20130828/brian-kirhagis-salvador-dali-paintings-technology.htm


1 Comments for : BK X DALI
  1. Today I found you through a link and will write you directly, but feel your premise on Dali is a bit off. While this may not mean anything to you, especially based on your success, I thought I’d say a few words about your postulation. First I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Louis Markoya, and I was protege to Dali for 5 or so years in the 70’s. Because of this I feel I know, better than most, what Dali’s passions, inspirations and evolution of creativity. In your Dalinian examples, I see nothing which Dali was intimately interested in. Where in your Dali takeoffs, are any examples of utilizing todays technology for your art, todays findings in science or mathematics? While you may have found a market for melting iPhones, t is so far from being Dali that its hard to imagine relating it to Dali.
    I do not want you to get the wrong impression, as I like the other body of your work very much. While I do not pretend to enjoy your popularity or salability, I’d like very much for you to take a look at some of the work I have done recently at http://www.louismarkoya.com, as I feel in several cases it reflects much more accurately what Dali would be involved in today.

    Louis Markoya

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