The Miami Art Expo a Visual Feast – Miami Art Expo Review II

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Miami Art Expo a Visual Feast

The Miami Art Expo by the London-Based Global Art Agency

By Monica Torres

The Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery on Bayshore Drive is a sleek exhibition space with floor-length windows overlooking the Biscayne Bay. The gallery just hosted the first edition of the Miami Art Expo, from June 19 to 26. Artists from throughout the world mingled with visitors as they viewed world-class art from the Edgewater location, conveniently nestled between Downtown Miami and Wynwood.

The London-based Global Art Agency Ltd. presented the expo, which housed a variety of paintings, photography, art, urban art, and sculptures. Purchase prices ranged from $250 to $15,000. There was a great turnout at the weeklong show and various trends in modern art were visible.

One of the trends of the exhibition was bright, colorful art, common to Latin American expressions, making Miami the ideal spot for the show. Some pieces included trippy, dreamlike images, incorporating various elements of nature. But, a unique infusion of black and white art and classical bronze sculptures balanced-out the exhibition.

Ana Braga from Brazil is a good example of an artist that creates works with vibrant colors and trippy designs. One of her kaleidoscopic landscape pieces, a focal point of the show, is presented below. A rainbow of repetitive shapes, designs and patterns make up the vivid and attractive piece.

Ana Braga

Another colorful highlight of the event was the work of Brenno Baessa from Brazil. In this piece, various choppy, bust-like images of women’s bodies are juxtaposed with colorful segments. Some of them include elements of nature like trees, animals, and water while others resemble man-made components such as stained glass or a nightclub stage. The work is possibly a statement on the objectification of women’s body parts in art or it itself represents their objectification.

Brenno Baessa

Joanna Blair was also a standout artist at the exhibition. She infuses vibrant colors with dreamlike, natural elements in her work. Her aquamarine rendition of an underwater scene brought starry, otherworldly elements into the colorful mix.

LEFT: Joanna Blair, RIGHT: Smeetha Bhoumik

LEFT: Joanna Blair, RIGHT: Smeetha Bhoumik

Indian artist Smeetha Bhoumik also presented a dreamlike, illuminating work of art incorporating elements of nature such as trees and stars on a round, dark aqua canvas resembling the night sky or sea. The elusive messages written on the piece make it even more intriguing.Aside from the many colorful and surreal pieces that stood out at the expo, there was also a presence of black and white pieces. Jeff Murray from England exhibited elaborate and meticulously detailed black and white sketches resembling maps and geographies, which were definitely strong points of attraction at the international exhibit.

Jeff Murray

Pehi-art was another notable exhibitor at the Miami Art Expo 2015. His bronze sculptures brought a classical element to the show. His fashion-inspired sculpture titled “The Four Seasons” includes four slim female figures dressed in clothing associated with the summer, fall, spring and fall. He also displayed a mysterious hooded figure with enormous wings, which drew many visitors.

Pehi-art

Overall, there were too many great artworks to include in this coverage piece. The art exhibited at the Nina Torres Gallery is always world-class. Her gallery is one of the few large exhibition spaces in Miami where one can get a balanced dose of international art spanning many genres and styles. There’s also commercial art on exhibit, too.

Opening Night at Miami Expo 2015

Opening Night at Miami Expo 2015

The Miami Art Expo certainly capitalized on the unique, international aspect of the space. In its first installment, the expo displayed many beautiful art pieces representative of many artists from all over the world. But, Nina always has a special show at the gallery, so along with the great location, it’s definitely a place for cultured art lovers to visit and look out for what’s coming in the future.

Visitors at the Expo

For more information please visit www.themiamiartexpo.com or Miami Art Zine

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Creativity doesn’t stop at the canvas – Ways to get your Art out there.

Global Art Agency News

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So you are an artist, and you create art because you love doing it. It’s your passion, your life, heart and soul go into each piece, and in order to support yourself you decide to sell your artworks to make a living, to raise awareness and to become more and more successful.

There are many interesting options for artists to get more exposure, and it’s up to you to choose what you want for your career. Assuming you already have your your own website or blog. And you are socialising and networking on facebook, twitter, pinterest, LinkedIn. Perhaps you are also already joined up with an online art gallery that help you selling. However you are looking for more exposure, and whats a better way than showing your artworks in real-life to the crowds.

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Exhibiting your art for people to view and to see your pieces…

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Sharon Lyn Stackpole: “My art is going to be more interactive as it matures.” Tokyo Art Fair 2015 exhibitor.

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Tokyo_International_Art_FairThis is an interview with the very talented artist Sharon Lyn Stackpole from the United States. Sharon has been selected to exhibit at the Tokyo International Art Fair 22-23 May 2015 at Harajuku Quest Hall. www.tokyoartfair.com

Tokyo Art FairSharon, where do you see your art going in ten years?
I’m moving toward three-dimensional art, blending words into the images, mixing glass and text and form and light, all of those things. I want to move art past a passive experience into an interactive one between the artist and the viewer. I already feel art is a dialogue. I want to fine-tune that dialogue somehow and amplify the viewer’s feedback. I’m not sure yet how that would be done, but that’s the direction in which I want to go. My art is only going to be more interactive as it matures. I love dialogue. I love communication. This isn’t just about me. In…

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Ai Weiwei Disposition

In 2011 Ai Weiwei was imprisoned for 81 days in a secret location and here, for the first time, the artists describes the experience of those 81 days in prison, and the continuous, obsessive surveillance towhich he was subjected during that entire period.

The project consists of six metal containers, about 1,5 meters in height, inside which key moments of the everyday life of the artist during his imprisonment.

 

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Salvador Dali Gave Truly Bizarre Dinner Parties

1941 Newsreel. Surrealist artist Salvador Dali designs and hosts a party held in the Bali Room of the Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, California. The event was titled Night in a Surrealist Forest and it was a fund raiser to help European artists displaced by the war.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, legendary artist Salvador Dali gave lavish and truly bizarre dinner parties. This newsreel, from 1941, shows footage from “Dizzy Dali Dinner.”
Dali’s wife was dressed in a unicorn’s head and presided over the event from her enormous bed. Guests were given live frogs as a dish. You might also notice live lions and monkeys.

A normal evening for the Dali household.

by Anthony Adragna

Jim Phillips at work.

Jim Phillips at work.

Despite originally surfacing during the late 1960s, rock concert artist Jim Phillips enjoyed his greatest success decades later, his bold, vibrant designs spearheading the new wave of posters to emerge from the San Francisco music scene of the 1990s. Born October 24, 1944, in San Jose, California, he spent the majority of his life in nearby Santa Cruz, and at age 17 his first published artwork — a contest-winning cartoon of a “woody” station wagon — appeared in the spring 1962 issue of Surfer Quarterly magazine. After attending the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, in 1967 Phillips created the first of his over 100 rock posters, a dayglo silkscreen promoting a Boston-area appearance by Lothar and the Hand People; his second poster celebrated the first-ever East Coast gig by the Doors.

From 1975 to 1990, Phillips served as art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards; there he created hundreds of wildly popular skateboard deck, T-shirt and advertising designs. He also designed stickers, which over a two-year period sold in record numbers of over eight million. In 1987, he formed Phillips Studios, a facility which housed eight young aspiring artists, among them son Jimbo Phillips, who himself later emerged among the top skate, surf and rock artists of his time. The elder Phillips’ own re-introduction to the rock art world followed primarily after 1994 — serving as Art Director of the legendary Family Dog, his success also led to work with Bill Graham Presents, including posters for the Fillmore, other BGP venues, and other national promoters. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide