Saint Valentine’s Day and Elvis Presley. Hip-hop portrait of Elvis hovers over Wynwood, by Pop artist Pete Kirill
Yes, because Elvis Presley is one of the best Romantic singers of all time, because today is Saint Valentine’s Day and because the Pop artist Pete Kirill has just painted a great mural in Wynwood portraying the King of Rock, Yareah magazine is thrilled to celebrate this awesome day with Elvis Presley background music and with Pete Kirill happy colors and expressive artwork. A good celebration, no doubt!
MC Elvis was just completed last week. It is about 25 x 80 ft and portrays Elvis Presley as a hip hop star. Making a statement on how white and black American culture influences one another. MC Elvis is a suggestive mural in green, white and strong black colors and it is searching for a dialogue between two models of life. This dialogue is a constant in Kirill work and thus, his Neo-Pop art has a philosophy beyond the term ‘popular’. Pete Kirill is trying to understand human behavior and to create global paintings which reflect the last truths of mankind. Is not this dialogue what Hegel proposed and the beginning of contemporary Western thought?
Definitely, we love Pete Kirill technique, his brave profiles, creative perspectives and brilliant colors, but we also love Pete Kirill ideas. In fact, his paintings have a great narrative.
Elvis Presley was a problematic personality (Who isn’t?) but was an undisputed great artist and his art was the result of Afro-American music, his Cherokee inheritance and his Western education. We like Elvis music because we find a global culture in his songs. This is the way and Pete Kirill knows it very well.
Congratulations and have a nice Saint Valentine’s Day, Pete Kirill!
Pete Kirill web
Enjoy Elvis music while seeing Kirill mural