Julian Joseph Kyle (b. 1982, Stuttgart, Germany; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is known for his portraiture and paintings composed on discarded plywood & wooden doors found and collected in his neighborhood. Kyle re-contextualizes these found objects in thought provoking juxtapositions that create complex, metaphorical meanings to confront social and political issues surrounding race, poverty, and consumer culture. He intentionally leaves the meaning of his work open, allowing the viewer to provide his or her own interpretation.