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Website
http://www.byronking.com
Relationship status
married
College / University
B.F.A. in studio art from Florida State University.
Member type
Artist
I am...
an interdisciplinary artist living in Florida. I feel it’s my role as an artist to continually redefine myself, and in doing so question my reality and the status quo. My current project is investigating current trends in fashion and design, and trying to provoke dialogue with the viewer about how we as a culture perceive imagery. How we often times accept popular imagery without asking what the imagery actually means.

I am personally affected very deeply by the war in Iraq. Having joined the U.S. Army after 911 after living as a resident in Brooklyn, NY for several years, I often times question our involvement in the war and would like to shed light on issues regarding my culture and global policy, if only to reinforce my personal engagement and obligation to the soldiers who have died while serving my country.
About my artwork
My work uses imagery specific to what I’m investigating and will change according to each project. I am concerned with apathy in my life and in our culture and how that affects us on a daily basis. I find it interesting to make work that is iconic and symbolic and at the same time can be perceived many ways. The end goal for me is to attempt to have a conversation about real issues that we all are experiencing personally and politically in order to engage thought and action.
Centre of the artworld:
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At 9:35 on September 8, 2008, Federico Cortese said…
wonderful portraits and descriptions!
At 16:50 on August 18, 2008, nathan cordero said…
nice work.
At 21:14 on August 12, 2008, Sorg said…
oh yeah, you with the animal portraits.. could you do one of me Byron, I'm a unicorn and occasionally wear a boyscout uniform. Nice stuff man, I gotta stay up to date here.
At 12:51 on August 2, 2008, mira cedar said…
hey byron, did you try Cerasoli Gallery in la?
At 7:54 on July 7, 2008, mira cedar said…
yes, byron, i'd like to be in, thank you! how?
At 12:32 on July 2, 2008, Paul Smart said…
Byron dude, man I was voting for my friend and accidentially pressed your comment on his vote page! I'm no good with computers and surfing these sites dude again sorry for my mistake. you have cool drawings but then I wouldn't discovered your work inless I made the mistake it's the strange pathways we all make that lead to something unexpected. Smartie
At 16:40 on July 1, 2008, mira cedar said…
hey,loved your drowings again. what you wrote under each one gives it a personal touch, funny and witty. we have here many anti war exhibitions - would you like me to offer your stuff to a gallery here? i don't have any influence, just a try...
At 2:09 on June 7, 2008, VALERIE MARGOLIS said…
Hello Byron,
Thanks.
Those portraits are wicked!
Best wishes to you.
At 15:57 on May 17, 2008, Marty McCutcheon said…
Byron, some fun collaboration is brewing at the group, Video Artists. Check it out.
At 18:16 on April 19, 2008, William R. Moody said…

Thank you so much for this, Byron.
 
 
 

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