Art Blog Miami
|Posted on 1 November, 2020 at 18:42|
1000 Kites during Miami Art Week 2020
We normally think of kites as playful objects for our entertainment, consider alternative uses that could elevate our consciousness, raise awareness and shift perceptions. As a collective action 1000 Kites aims to provide an opportunity to spark dialogue and gain perspective on the intersecting crises affecting humanity and reflect on past, present, and future.
1000 Kites seeks artists to submit a kite as an art object to participate in an outdoor activation taking place in Miami Beach, December 3-6, 2020. Artists are invited to make their own kites and encouraged to experiment and play with the boundaries and significance of this unique object as an art form.
We are currently holding an Open Call for submissions to join the catalog.
Founded by Paola Lopez & Pia Cruzalegui, the first activation of 1000 kites will take place during the days of Miami Art week 2020. Further details on the project are forthcoming as we continue to develop our vision. Stay tuned! For more info, visit and connect with us on Instagram @1000_Kites
In the left image curator / artist and founder Pia Cruzalegui
|Posted on 10 August, 2020 at 18:32|
During the pandemic of 2020 ART still flows in the Sunshine City. After the slow business opening due the pandemic, the art world comes back to life during summer with fantastic contemporary exhibitions.
The gallery Miart Space in Miami will hold this month of August 2020 a contemporary collective exhibition open to the public.
The exhibition will follow all CDC recommendations of limited occupancy, face covering and distancing from August 7th to 29th 2020.
The artists in this collective show are as it follows: Pablo Azar from Mexico, Marianella Antonetti and Patricia Reagan from Venezuela, William Villanueva from US and Eric Wuersten from Switzerland.
This gallery space was established in the Wynwood art district since 2013 and is located at 151 NW 36 Street, Miami FL 33127.
The venue is a couple of blocks south from the well-known Design District in Miami and offers easy access from I-95.
For more information please visit their website www.miartspace.weebly.com
|Posted on 19 June, 2020 at 7:48|
Biennale Wynwood exhibition will take place with its first edition from June 25th to 28th 2020.
This is a cultural event for the city of Miami that will represent established active artists with relevant national and international backgrounds to represent the cultural diversity in Miami. .
Miami enjoys a vibrant culture that is influenced by a diverse population from "all around the world". This is a juried art exhibition with recognition to the participating artists.
On Sunday June 28th a series of small conferences will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm. These conferences from professionals in the field will take place at 145 NW 36 Street, Miami FL 33127 .
The conferences are free of charge and open to the general public.
The speeches for this cultural session will be given by personalities like:
Investor Alex "China" Gracia
Curator Pia Cruzalegui
Politician Raquel Regalado
Architect Justo Vera Ayestaran
Educator Luis Valenzuela
Entrepreneur Domingo De Lucia
For more information please refer to the Biennale Wynwood website or email [email protected]
|Posted on 11 March, 2020 at 18:47|
The Biennale Wynwood exhibition will take place right after this Spring 2020 from June 25th to 28th in response to the need of cultural enrichment in Miami, and to frame the history of the neighborhood and communities' unique experiences. Miami enjoys a vibrant culture that is influenced by a diverse population from "all around the world".
A talented group of established active artists with relevant national and international backgrounds will showcase their impressive art displays in the main art district of Miami named Wynwood. This is a curated art exhibition with recognition to the participating artists.
This cultural event will represent the diversity in Miami with various countries at Biennale Wynwood. Twenty-five 25 countries will be represented at Biennale Wynwood with artist’ paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and art installations.
BIENNALE WYNWOOD CALENDAR:
Thursday June 25th 2020 - VIP Opening night preview
Friday June 26th 2020 - Grand opening & Diplomatic gala
Saturday June 27th 2020 - Architects, Designers Encounter
Sunday June 28th 2020 - Artists and personalities talks
VENUE: 145 NW 36 Street, Miami FL 33127 – Wynwood Art District
2020 FIRST EDITION - ARTISTS BIENNALE WYNWOOD
1. Argentina Eva Castell
2. Brasil William Villanueva
3. Cuba Gustavo Fernandez y Rafael Consuegra
4. Chile Karen Schulze
5. China Hongmin Ji
6. Colombia Miguel Aya y Jairo Romero
7. Costa Rica Andres Celis
8. Ecuador Fernando Toledo
9. Egypt Chirino-Said
10. Francia Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille
11. Germany Angelika Kade
12. Haiti Jude Papaloko
13. Holland Reinaldo Torres
14. Hungary Alejandro Szilagyi
15. Israel Dora Gabay
16. Italia Filomena Petrucci y Daniela Bertolini
17. Mexico Pablo Azar
18. Panama MaiYap & Brian Vergara & Eliezer Martinez
19. Peru Gabriel Juarez
20. South Korea Sophia Kwak & Erion Cha & Choo Kyung
21. Spain Villarroel Sierraalta & Pamy Bendayan
22. Switzerland Eric Wuersten
23. Uruguay Veronika Beyhaut
24. USA John Angee & PJ Mills
25. Venezuela Carlos Tirado & Edo
URBAN ARTISTS : Diego Cardenas, Max Gutierrez & Israel Rincon
BIENNALE, Italian for "biennial" or "every other year", is an art event that happens every two years. The word biennale is most used within the art world to describe large-scale international contemporary fine art exhibition.
WYNWOOD is Known for its many colorful murals, art centers and galleries, Wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts. Wynwood Art District is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists.
For more information or to request a VIP invitation please email [email protected]
|Posted on 11 December, 2019 at 21:41|
Every year on the first week of December, the city of Miami attracts thousand of art collectors and rt lovers from all over the world for MIAMI ART WEEK. The juried exhibition Historical Wynwood took place last December 6th, 7th & 8th 2019 as a cultural enrichment for the community of Miami.
The exhibition showcased eleven talented artists that worked in the frame of Wynwood theme to present an excellent display. The selected juror of this cultural event was Mr Alfredo Mele from Indsign, who awarded with special mentions one artist for each category.
This photography & urban art juried exhibit was held at Art Center Wynwood located on 36St. The exhibition took place during the basel weekend and had an excellent turn out. Historical Wynwood emphasized the history of Wynwood and served as a promotional event for the upcoming biennale that will take place next Spring 2020.
The urban art special mention was given by the juror Mr Alfredo Mele to the artist William Villanueva from Brazil and the Photography special mention was given to the Peruvian photographer Rolando del Campo.
For more information on the upcoming biennale please visit www.biennalewynwood.com
|Posted on 11 December, 2019 at 21:08|
The exhibition Historical Wynwood took place last December 6th, 7th & 8th as a cultural enrichment for the community of Miami.
This photography & urban art exhibit took place at Art Center Wynwood located on 36St. The exhibition took place during the basel weekend and had an excellent turn out. The exhibition emphasized the history of Wynwood and served as a promotional event for the upcoming biennale that will take place next Spring 2020.
The editor Joicie Castillo from local magazine ESENCIAl had a special article covering this art show in its December edition. ESENCIAl magazine is a sponsor for Biennale Wynwood and supports cultural events.
|Posted on 2 June, 2019 at 22:03|
The Directed Art Modern is pleased to present L.U.C.A, a solo exhibition by Miami artist Khotan Fernandez.
L.U.C.A: Last Universal Common Ancestor, experiments with the use of different materials, including glass, resin, paper, tile, wax, ink, and cut-out drawing enhancing the idea that it is through the many differing components, when seen together mimics the start of being, and how the world today and the individual are comprised of many elements, which ultimately unites us all. The collection also involves a metamorphic vision between mediums, in which sculptural objects appear to be transforming, or evolving from something they were, or into something completely new, mesmerizing the viewer in the process. Speaking on his work for the exhibition, Fernandez states: “I chose the subject matter because of the of the freedom it allows,” the freedom to explore from the beginning to the Now.
Fernandez is a confident and often philosophical artist often delving into the metaphysical, here though, his approach is ontological as he explores being and the forces of life. To find the answers to his questions on existence, and the forces of life he looks beyond Western Society and draws from horizons of cultures of the Other and the sciences. This mystical ancestral being, the originator of our reality is on display from June 6th to June 26 that The DAM’s gallery in Little River.
|Posted on 15 January, 2019 at 19:02|
Local ceramic artist James Herring, in combination with the ikebana international Miami Chapter 131 offers a fantastic art auction to support Parkland Cares.
We invite you to attend to this fabulous art exhibit that combines ikebana flower arrangements in vases donated by ceramic artists from around the country.
Artworks will be auctioned off this Saturday, January 19, 6-9 pm at the Coral Gables Museum to raise funds for, Parkland Cares, an organization that provides mental health services for survivors, families and the community after the Parkland shooting last year.
Don't miss this opportunity to help and admire fantastic art pieces.
|Posted on 7 January, 2019 at 21:26|
The Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami) and Spain Arts & Culture present the solo exhibition Art. Galicia. Sustainability. Miami. History by Spanish artist, Eugenio Ampudia. The view opens on Thursday January 17 at 7 p.m.
Kike Ortega showcases an exclusive selection of works in Miami using recycle materials. Originally from Pontevedra, Spain, Kike Ortega draws inspiration from his formal training as an architect, profound curiosity in people and their emotional state, as well as his passion for the environment.
Kike Ortega started painting as soon as he could hold a brush. Upon his father's insistence, he completed an architecture degree, which greatly influenced his art, combining innate creativity with process and structure. Kike's unique technique reflects his desire to innovate, impact, demolish pre-existing notions, and ultimately take the risk. His creative process is a self-described dialog with the chosen materials.
The role of Art in the current context of ecological crisis is certainly important. In Contemporary Art, the Art / Nature relationship adopts a series of manifestations that we artists develop through our ideas.
In my work, nature has gone from being an object of representation to becoming the main character or the subject of a type of art that acts on it or with it.
For some time it has become usual the identification of the concept of nature with ecology and as a consequence, this has resulted in the so-called ecological Art …….. but my art is not only ecological. No …… it is not ….. or it is not so much.
It is true that many of my pieces are made with recyclable materials. This obviously implies a speech on the re-use of our planet resources, but it does not mean that it necessarily entails a political nature, nor a protest. I really work instinctively and somehow in the middle of it. I do my bit to preserve nature. Simply explore new materials and they give me great freedom to work. A painter, an artist has to have the ability to discover possibilities where others don’t see anything.
In my paintings when I paint, I seek to let the materials speak with rawness and honesty (concrete, metal, wood) allowing each of them to input its value (forcefulness, warmth, roundness) and try to balance it in the best way possible way.
As Eduardo Bebono said: “… it is about observing objects, not only for what they are but also for what they could become ……….. It has never harmed anyone, when you have understood one thing for what it is, to go deeper and try to see what else it could be. “I have always developed my work through my homeland elements as a union nexus. I like history I like “the old”.
And I like Galicia and what it represents …… its burlap and its textures that represented so well our raw material ……. our literature work, some perhaps too forgotten …… The wood of our eucalyptus trees, pines and fish boxes… with such a life and with the smell of the sea …… the jerry cans that come and go, and those that were too exhausted and were left behind in our land, useless on their original function, to form part of our environment.
I like Galicia, always so close to the American Continent. I like to remember that we were part of its history.
The view will be open until February 23 2019.
|Posted on 23 December, 2018 at 21:57|
The French artist Laurent Martinez amazed the community of Wynwood in Miami with a fantastic Solo show exhibition that started last December 17th at Art Center Wynwood.
Laurent Martinez is a contemporary artist who studied fine art in France and has exhibited his artworks in many opportunities in France and in US. His unique style of paintings represent the perfect balance of composition and color, creating elegant Zen masterpieces.
At the opening night the attendants were amazed by the elegance of Laurent's artworks created with a unique technique. Mr Laurent mainly works on mixed media on canvas with soothing tones of colors.
The gallery established in 2013 has an elegant collection of Laurent's Zen paintings in display. The exhibition is open to the public until the end of the month. For more information visit the gallery located at 151 NW 36 St. Miami FL 33127 in the Wynwood art district or email [email protected]