~ A Fresh Twist on a Classic Era
Redefining the classic Art Deco genre through the use of 21st century palettes and concepts places the art of Mike Kungl in a category of his own devising. Exhibited internationally, this award-winning illustrator and fine artist brings to bear a dynamic classicism and an exquisite sensibility to the Disney archive of animated characters and films.
“I strive to produce work that I’m personally going to have fun designing and painting. Therefore when it’s complete my goal is having the audience be just as entertained looking at it as I was creating it.” – Mike Kungl
After completing art and design school Kungl applied his graphic design education to achieve a successful career in advertising. Spending nearly two decades creating award winning logos, package design and illustration for companies such as Panasonic, Johnson & Johnson, Toshiba and Nissan Motors, Kungl then focused on fine art full time.
Soon into his new career, Kungl never suspected that success on one coast would lead to recognition on another. Within just two years the California artist was selected to create the official artwork for Miami Beach’s 25th annual Art Deco Weekend.
The Miami honor is just one of many in a succession of developments that highlight Kungl’s growing reputation as a recognized artist across the country and around the world. His work is featured regularly in magazine articles, how to books and television shows.
Kungl currently works in his southern California studio shaping and refining each of his meticulously crafted works of art. The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to present the original and limited edition art of Mike Kungl.