Keith Mikell is an abstract/figurative artist and his art reaches out to not just captivate or beautify but in fact touch people emotionally. Keith has a distinctive individualized style that is easily recognizable as he has been influenced by the works of great artist like Pablo Picasso, Romare Bearden, Egon Schiele, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georg Baselitz. His work with color shows his passion, it is thought provoking, confidence, allurement, ornate and shows empathy in its statement and meanings. As an abstract/figurative and mixed media artist, Keith reflects on love, life, sex, depression, anger, fear and humor. His paintings are distinctive for using heavy colors and strong powerful structured images with illustrative depictions of culture, human needs and desires.
Keith has garnered invitations from the Montserrat and Agora Galleries located in NY, NY. A long standing association with the Lucy Florence Gallery of Los Angeles, CA where he was the resident artist; He has also had paintings shown at the Simplicity Gallery in Lancaster, PA; The Art on 5 Gallery in Atlanta, GA; and the Evolve Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Upcoming this month he will have an art showing at Hellada Gallery in Long Beach, CA and in February 2015 The Brickhouse Gallery in Sacramento, CA.
Keith has also had a successful association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s rental and sales gallery, which has sold several of his original pieces. Keith was an Editorial Illustrator with Players Magazine’s Set Designer and Art Contributor for the four-time NAACP Image Award nominated play South of Where We Live; Art Consultant for the Homeless Healthcare Silent Auction at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA; Guest Lecturer at the Then Becoming Now exhibit sponsored by LA MOCA, at the LA Art Association; Keith’s work has been showcased on the former NBC television series Seaquest Disney television pilot; Warner Bros television show Roswell; CBS show Judging Amy ; ABC show With Her ; UPN sitcom All Of Us ; and the WB show All About the Andersons.