Fashion Victim is a new installation by Vincent Kral that explores mental attachments the artist has made to physical objects primarily clothing, sonic and visual media equipment, toys, and other vintage ephemera. Vincent has collaborated with Disco Doll Leigh Anne Balzekas to investigate this phenomenon using photo shoots of Vince wearing his collection of outdated fashion. Balzekas and Kral have collaborated to recycle and re-purpose his wardrobe into new designs and configurations. The first 20 visitors Friday September 2nd will receive a FREE hand painted limited edition numbered re-purposed piece of jewelry, complete with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist himself. The installation will feature original artworks, video, sound, vintage toys, and brand new recycled fashion items by Leigh Anne Balzekas and Vincent Kral.
Special Thanks to LIVEWORK STUDIOS for the opportunity to Van Halenize their store front, with my first ever mural. Extra special thanks to Michael LeMieux of LIVEWORKS that risked sunstroke helping me realize this vision!
In other news I am co-curating an exciting Arts festival called Art In Odd Place Orlando 2016 with the theme of PLAY
The work of Vincent Kral participates in observation, self-definition and resistance. Vincent enjoys making art that is humorous on the exterior but deals with important issues beneath the surface. He strives to give a total experience to the viewer, using video, audio, and sculptural installations to challenge societal pressures and preconceptions. Vincent is constantly dealing with his own critique of consumerism and the mass media bombardment that confronts Americans everyday. Included in this critique of consumer culture is an ongoing analysis of his own actions, participation, and responses that result from his societal situation.