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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Barcelona International Art Fair 2014

BCNARTFAIRLOGOGoing on the success of the Global Art Agency’s previous art events, the next edition of the Barcelona International Art Fair now proudly re-named “BCN ART 2014” will take place on 12-13 December 2014 at Gaudí’s architectural treasure Casa Batlló, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect.

The art fair will be even bigger and better, with a great selection of fine artworks showing paintings, photography art, sculptures, limited editions and fascinating mixed media works.

Giving Art Collectors and enthusiast a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy directly from the artist that has travelled all the way to Barcelona. A unique experience for both visitors and exhibitor, at the beautiful Casa Batlló, a jewel at the heart of the historic city of Barcelona.

Friday 12th Dec 2014 :
Private View & Vernissage
from 18.00pm – 21.00pm : VIP Tickets

Saturday 13th Dec 2014 :
Contemporary Art Show & GAA Awards
from 11.00am – 18.00pm : Free Entry

WWW.BCNARTFAIR.COM

Artist? Apply to exhibit – Learn more.SLIDES_BIAF14

Condign Art Magazine issue #07 – Out Now!

Condign Art Magazine issue 07 – OUT NOW!

Condign Art Magazine Issue 07

Condign Art Magazine is an online World Contemporary Art Magazine. Giving readers comprehensive details of what’s going on in the international art world. Art Events, Interviews, Reviews, Art Market, Investable Artists, Art Collector Info, featuring Banksy, the Wynwood Miami’s Art & Soul, and the Rotterdam International Art Fair preview. Enjoy!

Rotterdam International Art Fair

Rotterdam, preparing to welcome talented artists from around the world!

Rotterdam International Art FairROTTERDAM, designated Cultural Capital of Europe, is preparing to welcome talented artists from around the world when it hosts the Rotterdam International Art Fair curated by the Global Art Agency. This two day art extravaganza, which takes place 12th to 13th September 2014, is a showcase of modern and contemporary art in the beautiful setting of the city’s only remnant of the medieval “De Laurenskerk”.

Are you an Art Collector, or have you ever dreamt of owning your own enviable art collection? Or, maybe you’re just looking for a little something to brighten up your living room? Either way, Rotterdam International Art Fair is just the place for the best selection of photographs, illustrations, paintings, sculpture and bespoke crafts.

With more than 150 exhibitors from 23 countries showcasing a wide variety of contemporary works for sale at the inaugural Rotterdam International Art Fair.

If the success of the Global Art Agency outing is anything to go by, their Rotterdam International Art Fair event at the Laurenskerk, will be no doubt another great success, so if you must-have work from your new favourite artist, pencil the dates into your diaries 12th & 13th September 2014.

www.artfairrotterdam.com

To take part at the Art Fair as an exhibitor you can apply online. Applications are Curated looking for high quality artworks.

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