No stranger to the fashion world, Biagio Black’s artwork has been featured on both coasts and in France attended by celebrities, members of the press, and international business leaders. While in Paris and Milan, in 2004, Black produced and directed video pieces for Kate Moss.
Today, Black’s magic paintbrush is in demand for the likes of Kate, Keira, and Vivienne, among the thirty some Ford models whose comp cards he was commissioned to paint in 2005. The six-foot portraits stunned both elite and pedestrian audiences and led to Black’s foray into the international Pop Art scene.
“Every painting in Biagio’s exhibit captures the essence of being a woman. Their bold colors and expressive complexions showcase every aspect of a woman’s personality: from the sexy vixen to the girl next door,” said Emmy Cortes Kasten, little black dress’ founder. “I feel that his artwork echoes the range of the classic ‘little black dress’ from the formal gala to the casual dinner with a friend.”
Known for his high-contrast and dynamic prints, Black’s work appears illuminated from within, as highlights add a wood-whittled three-dimensional aesthetic to the subjects’ complexions whose mere personas consume the canvases on which their images are splayed. Through his work, Black celebrates popular and mass cultures and their luminaries, affirming the relevance of the era of excess and the ephemeral identities that inundate and amuse us all.