8.10.2014

Miami Must: Art Walk - August Edition

yesterday I was finally able to visit various galleries. this was my 3rd visit to art walk but the 1st time I get there before the huge 'artsy' crowds invade n drink up the night.

my favorite artists are the only ones I have mentioned below with names and descriptions. get to know: Matt H, Franks Christopher, Sergio Valenzuela and Manuel Zapata's live at demo.






we are kings
new works by mr. herget aka matt h.

“In my eyes, the crayon is the most primitive contemporary art tool,” Mr. Herget says.



we are kings
new works by mr. herget aka matt h.


we are kings
new works by mr. herget aka matt h.
gregg shienbaum fine art


we are kings
new works by mr. herget aka matt h.


live art demonstration by manuel zapata
@el_tac0
www.behance.net/manuelzapata
Artista Colombiano


live art demonstration by manuel zapata
@el_tac0
www.behance.net/manuelzapata
Artista Colombiano



franks christhoper 
nba finals 2014 / lebron james inspo
#6
miami heat
mixed media on wood
gallery: alberto linero


franks christhoper 
nba finals 2014 / lebron james inspo
#6
miami heat
mixed media on wood
gallery: alberto linero

About Franks Christopher:

FRANK’S UGLY ART, by Franks Christopher, is the result of a young man thinking and painting as though he never let passing time or the adult world take over his inner child.  Christopher draws design inspiration and thematic concepts from his surroundings.   Riding the metro, playing basketball, or struggling with “real world” challenges spark within his psyche the honesty of a child.

For Christopher, the painting process starts and ends spontaneously.  Ideas and impressions bubble up to the surface becoming vibrant color and ecstatic line as controversial concepts challenge each other within the artist’s mind. 

Late night hours are a magical to work and create. On Christopher’s worst days, he is blessed with the best ideas.  Negativity is transformed into positive visuals illustrating the victory of the individual in a cold and concrete world.  The rose breaking through pavement is a recurring component in much of Christopher’s work.

The artist sees our world as a big amusement park given by God for our enjoyment in spite of all its difficulties.  For him, it is up to the individual to create the experience by choosing what rides to ride, and which ones to avoid.  There is no judgment, only choice.

Info via: ALBERTO LINERO WEBSITE 


painting "mi centro"
artist: Sergio "Valenz" Valenzuela
gallery: alberto linero

About Valenz:
Sergio "Valenz" Valenzuela was born in Guatemala in 1970, and developed an interest in art at an early age. His first group show was at the Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City, in 1992. Since that time Valenz has be featured in over seventy group shows and close to thirty solo exhibitions in South America and around the world. In 2005, he received a scholarship from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, France. Valenz will be making his US debut as a featured artist at Alberto Linero Gallery's group show "Automatismo", opening August 9th in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. 

Valenz's canvases are often a contrast between intricate line and a competition between flooding color and negative space. His composition mimics the microcosm of our minds and the enveloping macrocosm in which we exist and operate. Automatismo refers to the artist's process of creating an image of the subconscious mind - peppered with symbols - but unadulterated by the artist's own psychological make-up. Valenz draws energy and inspiration from the urban environment and human interaction in communal spaces, but instead of expressing his own experience, he pulls a thread from the collective unconscious, becoming a conduit instead of a filter. Chairs represent our tendency to wait for someone or something - an opportunity, a perfect moment, the thing that will bring significance to our existence. Ladders represent action and the desire to scale new heights, while playful figures on cycles are there to remind the us that life is still a game.

Info via: ALBERTO LINERO FACEBOOK 



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