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Circle of Life
Kyle Rainey, a Baton Rouge native, is a self-taught contemporary multi-media artist. Kyle has always had a passion for art and inventing and he has been painting for many years. Kyle is always exploring different styles and techniques which set him apart from other contemporary artists of today. Kyle has several unique painting styles and initially established himself as the first contemporary artist to add pieces of stained glass to many of his paintings using his signature techniques. His unique combination of acrylic paint and stained glass adds depth, texture and a new perspective to the world of art. Kyle uses translucent stained glass in some of his paintings to allow the bold colors of his art work to be viewable behind the glass. When using translucent glass, Kyle creates space between the glass and the canvas, which gives the painting a 3 dimensional look and turns a normal painting into a wall sculpture. Although Kyle has a unique trademark style of adding stained glass or even wine bottles to some of his paintings, he is not confined to any one technique. Beginning in 2008, Kyle dots the "i" in his signature with a small piece of stained glass in all of his original paintings. This way, collectors will easily be able to spot a Kyle Rainey Original. Most recently, Kyle has been using some of his self taught techniques to create Acrylic Abstract Paintings. In 2012, one of Kyle's original acrylic abstract paintings, "Malecon", was selected by Holiday Inn Hotels to be reproduced and displayed in hotel rooms all across the U.S.
Kyle gets ideas for his paintings from everyday experiences. He sees art in almost everything he looks at and is constantly exploring new media and ideas.
Louisiana State University, LA: 1992-1994
Southeastern Louisiana University, LA: 1994-1997
2012, Holiday Inn Hotels all across the U.S.
2010, Artfest International Expo Center in Dallas, TX, SOLO Exhibition
2010, Artfest International Expo Center in Dallas, TX, Group Exhibition
2009, Acadian Art Gallery in LA, Group Exhibition
2009, Summer Art Series Art Show in LA, Group Exhibition
2008, Luxor Style Gallery in Moscow, Russia, Group Exhibition
2008, Art Expo in Las Vegas, NV, SOLO Exhibition
2008, Art Melt in LA, Group Exhibition
2008, Gallery N in LA, Group Exhibition
2008, New Orleans At Home Gallery in LA, SOLO Exhibition
2007, 38th Annual River Road Show in LA, Group Exhibition
2007, Artist Crossing Gallery in LA, SOLO Exhibition
2007, Merging of the Arts Fine Art Gallery in LA, Group Exhibition
2007, 3rd Street Gallery in La, SOLO Exhibition
2007, New Orleans At Home Gallery in LA, SOLO Exhibition
2008, Art Business News, SOLO Artist Exhibiting at Art Expo Las Vegas
2008, Louisiana Homes & Gardens Magazine, In The Abstract - Baton Rouge artist utilizes unique approach
2008, City Social Magazine, Thinking Outside of the Canvas
2008, Town Favorites, Artist Spotlight - Kyle Rainey - A Fresh Perspective
“I believe in being unique, creative, thinking outside the canvas and taking art to a whole new level.”
I am inspired by nature, my surroundings, geometric shapes and architecture. In my paintings, I combine different medias and textures to reflect my ideas and surroundings. These unique media combinations allow my paintings to take on a whole new dimension. One of my techniques is to add stained glass to my paintings, while maintaining space between the glass and the canvas. I am fascinated by the contrast of paint and glass and the way the light reflects off and thru the colored glass onto the canvas.
Since I am self-taught, I am always experimenting with different medias and techniques to create different styles. Often, I use non-traditional tools and objects to construct different textures and layers in my paintings.