We hope everyone had a fantastic President's Day Weekend. We apologize for being M.I.A. the past few days, but things have been a bit hectic here at the design studio which is certainly a good thing! And speaking of good things, a client just introduced us to the work of artist Titus Kaphar (above photos) and we're eager to share. Kaphar, who was born in Kalamzoo, Michigan but currently lives here in New York, is described by the New York Times as a classicist: taking as his starting point European and American portrait paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries, making oil-on-canvas copies and then reconfiguring them in strategic ways to create a dialogue about race, art and representation. While obtaining a Masters in Fine Arts from Yale, Kaphar also became an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and has since had a number of group and solo exhibitions across the country. Up next is probably his biggest show to date at the Seattle Art Museum in April entitled: Titus Kaphar-History in the Making. The museum describes his work as both "beautiful and halting as he dances between fictional narrative and history" creating work that is a timely display of what he sees as an alternative history. He sees his work as "the first sentence in a longer paragraph that the viewer completes." Hmmm .... perhaps we should help finish that paragraph and simply say we think his work is brilliant and have a feeling we'll be hearing a lot more from this talented artist. To see more of his work click here!