ABOUT THE ARTIST:
One look at Miles Regis and you immediately know he’s an artist. One conversation with him and you instantly understand the nature of his gift. One glance at his work and suddenly it all comes together. Whether it’s the power of the images within his paintings, his humbled personality, or even his self-designed clothing, Miles embodies the truth of art - an often thought provoking reflection of the world around us.
Based in Los Angeles, Miles Regis is a Trinidadian-born artist whose work taps into the emotion and experiences of exotic cultures around the world and presents them in ways that are relevant to today’s modernized societies. Over the years, the USC graduate has honed a technique that incorporates drip painting and collage work that is both unique and striking. With a style reminiscent of many of history’s great master painters, Miles' imagination is saturated with notions, ideas, and images reflective of a world filled with conflicting interests.
Miles’ work consists mainly of oversized canvases, often stretching up to twelve feet in length and/or height. In addition to the larger pieces, the artist also finds himself drawn to medium sized canvas, linens, diptychs, triptychs and objects like cell phone cases, clothing and fashion accessories, recycled denim, newspapers and most recently digital 3D. While serious collectors can find themselves caught in a whirlwind of themes and series he has developed over the years, selections of his work are also available in print.
His cultural duality and diverse perspectives play a large role in the humanistic consciousness he manages to present in his work. With broad enthusiast appeal, his work has appeared in association with CNN, Intel Corporation, NextAid World's Day, CCH Pounder (Avatar, The Shield), Nicolette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), American Rag Cie, Manifest Equality, Senegal's La Musee Borindar, Adobe, Fashion mogul Tonny Sorenson and several art communities around the country and throughout the world.
Philanthropy and humanitarian efforts have always been a part of Miles’ world view. He has teamed with numerous non-profits over the years to garner support for issues such as AIDS/HIV Awareness, LBGT Equal Rights, children’s art education, community development and foreign relief efforts. In 2010, Miles partnered with The Remedee Foundation in effort to bring art, film, and technology together for youth education in under-served communities throughout the globe.
Recent press coverage has included CNN, The CW Network, The Huffington Post, Extra TV, and the The International Business Times, to name a few.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: