Kevin Lyons Show at colette boutique in Paris through Feb. 26

Kevin Lyons

Kevin Lyons' show in Paris through Feb. 26 | Image: colette

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Kevin Lyons, noted artist, designer, teacher and typographer (and CalArts alumnus), opened a solo show at the influential retail and design space colette in Paris last month.

Included in Red, Gold and Green: Drawings & Installations by Kevin Lyons are a number of illustrations, paintings, prints, and installations that explore the vibrant colors of reggae and dancehall culture (hence, a number of record and music references).

According to colette:

Both a student and an avid collector of early reggae and rock steady, Lyons combines his formal interests and skills in illustrated simple characters, bold typography, and the fun rolling poetry of the language itself. The sheer volume, variety and repetition of this poetry and the visual screaming monsters who repeat it all throughout the space creates its own silly but heartfelt rhythm. Dancehall style bump and grind is encouraged.

After earning his MFA from CalArts (Art 98), Lyons went on to work for or with international brands such as Nike, Urban Outfitters, TOKION Magazine, Adidas, Stussy and Stussy Japan, Beams Japan, Stones Throw Records and Spike Jonze’s Girl Skateboards subsidiary, Fourstar.

Design site Beautiful/Decay notes that “In the midst of all his various design work, Lyons has stayed true to his patented hand-drawn style”—which is evident in the colette show.

Red, Gold and Green: Drawings & Installations by Kevin Lyons
at colette
213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris (1st arrondissement)
Through Feb. 26

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