Mikheal Deans

Arguably one of the most naturally talented artists the world has ever seen, Mikheal Deans was born in Jamaica, in 1994, and is based in Kingston. He is a Jamaican animator, author, cartoonist, character designer, educator, Illustrator, graphic designer, self-taught painter, and entrepreneur who works primarily in graphic design. His recent works are Reggae Roots (2022), God’s Greatest Gift (2022), Barrel Come (2022), I Found my Heart (2020), and Irie Grade Pattern (2018). He was one of the participating Artists and Curators at the “INCEPTION” Group Exhibition (2022) and Manifestations Student Exhibition (2018) at Edna Manley College. His works explore culture, identity, gender, and self-portraits. His personal brand Kheal’s covers graphic designs, illustration, animations, drawings, and web development, he is committed to excellent customer service, panache, and the creation of exquisite works.

 

ART STATEMENT

“Without the ability to visualize an idea or concept, art would not exist today. My works are a constant search for the best ways to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in. I try not to limit myself to one medium or style which gives me the freedom to explore and learn while I grow. Inspiration and ideas change all the time, my recent collection; GGG; God’s Greatest Gift, 2022 Collection explores deeper into the truth of religion, politics. Each piece of work I create is executed with my experience from the past. My works are inspired by the laws of nature,culture, and the forms in science” Mikheal Deans

 

EXHIBITIONS

2023
2022

Inception group exhibition aims to highlight the experiences and thoughts of the artists through painting and mixed-media artworks. The works signify our perception and experiences of society and depict themes such as intersectionality, social injustice, religion, spirituality, brotherhood, nature, identity, crime/violence, and oppression.

INCEPTION, CreativSpace, Kingston

2020

Manifestations features work by students in the BFA programmes, from year 1 to 4, and in a wide range of media and styles, from painting, drawing, sculpture and illustration to installation, digital photography, video, fashion design, and fiber arts, and from conventional realist to experimental. The works of art on view were selected from a pool of submissions by a panel of faculty members. No theme was imposed, but there is a strong focus on gender issues in many of the submissions, and in each work, a distinctive emerging artistic voice is evident, hence the chosen title.

The exhibition is curated and organized as a project of the School of Visual Arts Introduction to Curatorial Studies course, which is taught by Dr Veerle Poupeye, a veteran art curator in the Caribbean context.

MANIFESTATIONS, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica

 

 QUOTES FROM MIKHEAL DEANS

Without the ability to visualize an idea or concept, art would not exist today.

 

AWARD NOMINATIONS

2022 – Central America Prestige Awards
2022 – A’ Design Award
2021 – A’ Design Award
2019 – A’ Design Award

 

Portrait Photo by Joni Gordon