Muralist VNICE brings his graffiti-inspired art to the Circle Cinema Gallery in May! The exhibit will open on Thu 5/5 beginning with a free reception at 6:30p. See the art, meet VNICE, and learn about the World Breaking Classic qualifiers coming to Tulsa on Sat 6/4.
At 7:30p, see a 15-minute short film about VNICE’s art and inspiration. Tickets $5, and includes a special introduction by VNICE.
There will also be a FREE art talk on Member Monday 5/16, 6:30p. VNICE will discuss his process with Juan José Miret Carrasquero (San Miguel School Director of Advancement, Author, Latinx Storyteller). Free tickets to the World Breaking Classic will be given away at the art talk, don’t miss it!
About the artist: VNICE was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and raised in Durango. He migrated to the United States at the age of 7. He is now a DACA recipient and completed his undergrad at the University of
Tulsa. Talking about his artistic journey, he said, “I began taking an interest in art around 2nd grade, where I would sketch animals and 3D cars. I remember having a booklet where I learned how to draw these cars by starting with a three-dimensional box. My 2nd grade teacher taught me how to draw horses by using the stick figure and circles method. Around this time, we were still living with my grandparents who had
an artist neighbor. This neighbor had given me art supplies and we would often go on trips to art museums.
In middle school, I was usually in advanced art classes. One of my good friends today was once my teacher around this time. These were the ‘Cholo’ ages. Around this time, we were all influenced by gangs, and ‘old skool’ urbanism. So, most of my art was compiled of collages, lowriders, ‘Laugh Now, Cry Later’, and prison art. Many of my friends were in gangs, including myself… It was the cool thing to be, but luckily it never took a serious route.
Today, much of my work is large scale. I am a melting pot of urbanism, renaissance time, religion, and Latin culture. I began painting murals sometime in the summer of 2021. Many have asked me if I will do tattoos next? The answer is, “Probably not.” There is something about doing huge painting that keeps me going. I feel like I can reach a bigger audience, you can almost see it from a mile away! Although, I have also been working on apparel, and digital design 2D/3D, a little bit of DJing too. Who knows what the future holds for us.”