Michael Kendrix Temple aka “Madd Kyng” your new favorite artist is a hot emerging creator based currently in Houston, Texas. Madd Kyng has been painting since 2012 and received his degree in 2015 from San Diego State University. Madd Kyng works with a variety of mediums on a array of different canvases from, animal skins, fabrics, reversible canvas, bodies, you name it. His inspiration comes frompop cultural and the classics of Art History and the world of culture. He puts all his thoughts cohesively into the canvas to make the perfect piece, showing the technical skills of the old masters, yet with an wild imagination to create a eye captivating composition. Recently Michael has shown at Art Basel Switzerland and Miami, as well as touring internationally with his mind blowing interactive art, he has also been featured on The Shade Room where he received almost 2 million views. He has also worked with TV Johnny Dang, been featured on the news and published in local and abroad magazines.
Inspiration behind the Character
Gensho 現象 is the name of my character meaning Phenomenon in Japanese. It is derived from the Foo Dog, a mythological lionplaced inside or outside a building are meant to protect your home or workplace from negative energy. It is said these guardian lions will stop anyone with malicious intensions from entering your home. The Chinese Guardian Lions are a symbol of power and protection, a true Phenomenon.