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Please join us on Friday January 11th from 7-11pm for the opening night of “Primal”, our next art show featuring works by local artist, Miguel Oldenburg. The exhibition continues through February 14th, 2012. The opening event will be sponsored by Coney Island Lager.

“Primal” refers to the essentials, the basics, the early stages in evolutionary development. This exhibit proposes a juxtaposition of basic raw human sentiments. Under the optic of the artist, primal feelings are the core fundamentals in the way we relate to others. This series of oil paintings is a contemplation of concepts such as relationships, lust, love, protection, pride and fear. They are presented as animal instincts and humanized or focused over minimalistic backgrounds, raw and basic. Each of these concepts are complemented by emotional panels painted with direct body contact and related iconography.
About the artist:

Miguel Oldenburg is a multidisciplinary artist from Caracas, Venezuela living in New York City. He graduated from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello with a communications degree and is trained in illustration and graphic design. He currently works as an art director and broadcast designer for Creative Group, working with high profile clients including ESPN, HBO, Major League Baseball, CBS, ABC Network, NFL, NBA, Madison Square Garden Network, Disney Channel and IZOD. His work has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as winner of the prestigious EMMY award, with eight nominations in total. He is also a two time winner of the Grand Award at the New York Festivals and several BDA and Telly awards. Miguel is also an accomplished musician. He has recorded and toured with the Venezuelan band, King Chango, who are signed to Warner Brothers Records. Now he fronts the New York rock band, Camaro Suicide.