kyle: This is a sketch and a drawing for a new piece I am working on (pictured above). Usually I work on one painting at a time, but due to higher demand with an upcoming show I am trying to make several pieces at once.

Niv: When I first looked at your pieces it seemed to me that they are based on photography.

kyle: They are based on a variety of things. A part of the composition is based on photos. Sometimes I take photos of myself with the cellphone, it's nothing too involved. Like many artists my age, I cull inspiration from a wide variety of sources using google image, from found photography to specific classical painting references. This one (on picture bellow) is based on a Mexican ceramic acrobat who had a coquettish pose I found compelling.