Trinidad-born artist Mile Regis’ work is social commentary. Most of his work is addressing what we are collectively experiencing as a society. Sometimes there is a deliberate message, but many times people see what they want to see.
‘Don’t Demonize Black’ is probably the most poignant social commentary of the pieces he is showing this year at Art Africa Miami.
In the life and studio of LA-based Regis, every action is an opportunity for creative self-expression. Prolific in both fine art and fashion design, Regis freely swaps the materials and languages of each to enrich the other. His large-scale mixed media paintings on canvas and linen incorporate dimensional collage elements of denim, buttons, leather, printed matter, sequins, and patches of eclectically sourced found textiles along with his dexterous, gestural, richly hued abstract and figurative painting techniques. Aggressively hopeful and humanistic, Regis embraces a storytelling stance in his stylized renditions of fundamental scenes of love, loss, freedom, survival, activism, and living history.