Preview: AFFILIATED: Art of the Urban Experience

By - Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

AFFILIATED:ART OF THE URBAN EXPERIENCE Some serious talent will be on display this Art Basel at Brisky Gallery’s Affiliated group show. Located in the heart of Wynwood, Brisky Gallery will be hosting a series of daily events starting with its opening reception Tuesday December 3rd, followed by an Art Basel Reception Saturday December 7th and closing with the Brisky BBQ, Sunday Dec. 8th. Brisky Gallery Miami is proud to present Affiliated: The Art of the Urban Experience; an exhibition curated by Luis Valle, Brisky Gallery’s Director in collaboration with Jesse Henderson. The show will reflect a diverse approach at creating work influenced by urban settings, featuring works by over 20 artists local, national and international. It will include a large yet cohesive range of work from painting, drawings, photography, sculpture and new media. “Affiliated”, is a result of the current movement in art, which reflects on the urban experience. Brisky Gallery would like to thank its sponsor MovieTickets.com Brisky Gallery Miami is proud to present the following artists: ABSTRK Abstrk is a Miami based artist who has built a platform with graffiti and street art/ murals. His 2-d and 3-d works portray the texture and surface of painting on abandoned structures, bringing them into a controlled and confined space allows them to be appreciated for their imperfections and appeal . His work is influenced by his Cuban heritage, Pop culture and childhood memories that molded his imagination. Being a first Generation Cuban American , he feels its important to Immortalized the forgotten History of his xisled elders with his work. Alex Yanes A son of the city, his story is influenced by his Cuban roots and an ever-growing curiosity about all the things Miami had to offer him during the 80’s and 90’s. Yanes’ work is the result of years spent immersed in skateboard, tattoo, hip-hop and rock culture during his teenage years, but says he felt the stirrings of creativity at a young age. Alissa Christine Alissa Christine, a Brazilian-American photographer and artist, channels the essence of beauty in everything she does. Florida International Magazine called her a Power Player as one of 100 individuals pushing Florida into the future.Alissa is a freelance photo contributor, trusted for her eye, perspective and professionalism. Her photography has been published in Ocean Drive’s Art Basel Magazine, Florida Inside Out, 944 Magazine, Miami Modern Luxury, Elle, Ego Trip, Latina Magazine and more. Her work is beyond photography. Bishop203 Typified by incorporating characters into his tags and graffiti pieces, Bishop203 is known for navigating the depths of his own emotions by creating characters whos hearts were cut out and ideas superimposed in the space surrounding them. When he is not creating his own work, Bishop203 is busy exhibiting the works of others through his gallery, Low Brow Artique. CP1 Born in Santiago, Chile, Claudio Picasso moved to Miami with his mother at the age of two. By age 16, his compositions as CP1 began surging through Miami streets and his murals graced the walls of private residences, local offices and his high school. Soon after graduating high school, Claudio would expand his repertoire in the School of Art and Art History at Florida International University, delving into every medium he could. A Masterʼs degree in Education would soon follow. After working in sculpture, photography, printmaking, and digital art, Claudio found himself returning to charcoaland spray paint as his preferred mediums. Deps Generating tremendous buzz in Brooklyn for the last year with his street work and iconic typography styles, DEPS has made the transition into the gallery with his first solo show with POPUP NY this year and continues to keep the proper balance between both worlds. Transforming both new and found objects into multimedia works, DEPS exploration of street typography melded with abstraction continues to be well received by his peers and collectors alike. Diana Contreras Born in Chiclayo, Peru in 1981 and grew up in Miami, Florida, Contreras has established herself as a true Miami artist. From painting murals in Miami’s street art scene, to exhibiting her art in various galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in the United States and abroad. Entes y Pessimo The artists, ENTES&PESIMO work independently since 1998 and collectively since the year 2000. Considered pioneers of Street Art in Lima, both are founding members of DMJC, the country’s first graffiti activist group. Predominantly influenced by the social, cultural and political environment, over the past ten years, both artists’ treatments of multidisciplinary techniques reveal an insightful research of marginal and clandestine societies and purpose to reflect their perspective of the latent social and racial discrimination of minority groups inside the city of Lima. Eric Cloutier Eric D Cloutier is a Miami based 3d artist originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Using material such as plaster, automotive paint and LED lights Eric shapes and forms his work into beautiful movements. His work can be found in high end restaurants, clubs and homes. In recent years Eric has been making his way into the gallery world with a distinct style uniquely his. Ewen Gur French artist Ewen Gur was born in a french-german family in Ambilly (Haute-Savoie, France) and grew up in the surroundings of Tours (Indre-et-Loire, France). His artistic style is influenced by street art and comics. The characters in his work are sketched with black outlines, their torsos are mostly oversized and his paintings never lack humour. He is interested in new forms of figurative expressions. His line is soft and effective and he focuses on dynamism. FABER Fabricio Medrano “FABER”. Lima Peru 1980. Studied Art with a major in Graphic Design in the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru) and has almost ten years experience in graffiti art. He paints independently and he has exhibited collectively in galleries and urban art events since 2008, in Argentina and Peru. He has been a muralist and exhibitor in the group show of urban art “Living Walls, the city Speaks” in Atlanta, United States, in 2010. He did his first individual exhibition in the “Le Carrre d Art” gallery from the French Alliance in Lima in 2012, and recently formed part of a collective exhibition “Comparaisons 2012” organized by the Museum “Grand Palais” (Grand Palace) in Paris, France. Ian Kuali’i As the assistant to Doze Green, Ian has gained valuable skills throughout his career and most recently celebrated sold out editions with 1xRun. Producing beautiful hand cut multimedia works, Ian recently participated in the Future is Now exhibit at the Highline Loft in NY and is preparing for his residency and exhibition at the De Young Museum in early 2014. James Rizzi Rizzi, born and raised in New York, has turned his childlike imagination into artistic powers to transforming the city itself into something wonderfully original. His large panorama of Urban life are teeming with energy and life, reflecting all the diversity and human variety that is at the core on New York. There is not “mean” streets but uproariously happy ones, where children jump rope, shoot baskets and walk their dogs. If the sidewalks belong to the young people, grown ups, especially men, are imprisoned inside an army of automobiles. The vehicles are as diverse as and crazily idiosyncratic as the people who drive them. Mr. Rizzi’s creations included images for German postage stamps and a tourist guide to New York published this year. He was the official artist for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and soccer’s World Cup in France. Jose Mertz ” Jose Mertz is an artist / image maker / graphic designer based in Miami, Fl. His creative area of interest is traditional drawing, painting as well as digital design. He focuses on pushing an experimental style with inspirations coming from Ancient Civilizations, Natural Elements, Eastern Philosophy, Dreams, Myth & the Super Natural.” NDA Respected by his peers and prevalent in the Brooklyn art scene, NDA is known for his giant murals and wheat paste campaigns throughout New York. With his ever increasing body of work, NDA is emerging as a significant artist to collect. A participant in the Red Bull Curates NYC 2012 showcase, NDA continues to increase his visibility participating in group exhibitions including the recently held Future is Now event at the Highline Loft in NYC. Nosego Philly based artist Nosego has shown with high profile galleries including Unit 44, 1xRun, Thinkspace. HIs last few shows have been very successful and demand has only increased for his work. His painting and illustration are as meticulously intricate as his murals and installations. Overunder Creating art in public spaces throughout the world, Overunder also runs The Big Little artist residency in Reno, NV. His latest work can be seen in Mexico City, Living Walls and Open Walls Baltimore. Ray Mantella Ray Mantella is a Canadian artist and photographer whose passion for creating only gets stronger as time passes. His traversing of all art is boundless and heated. He explores mediums such as glass blowing, paper mache, resins and concrete. Creating humanlike figures from shredded magazines and newspapers, symbolizing that once we absorb information it never leaves us. Ray uses materials that humans waste to create broken mirror images of ourselves. Reinier Gamboa Reinier Gamboa is a fine artist whose work is visual poetry. The artist weaves several narratives into a patchwork of experience as he’s guided by intuition down paths that reveal themselves in the moment. Each painting is the layered accomplice of time and a testament of personal introspection. The end result is a journal of process Sen 2 A founding member of A Dying Breed NYC, Sen2 has been working in the streets for decades and has taken the last year to transition into the gallery world. Sheryo Sheryo is an artist who paints imperfect gnarly characters that are calming to disoriented souls, and might cause skitter skatter explosions in the brain. Working collaboratively with The Yok, they have exhibited and painted in various parts of the world – Mexico, NY, Atlanta, LA, Belgium, Seoul, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and Cambodia. Smog One A lifetime artist, is one of Florida’s finest graffiti artists, well known on the Miami scene for his impressive 3D style and life-like detail. Diversified on his platforms, he uses graffiti (murals), canvas, blackbook sketches and sculpture to showcase his work. Smog is also an accomplished tattoo artist, his work has won multiple awards and he has been included in various (print and online) publications. Smog was born and raised in Paris, France and currently resides in South Florida. Tatiana Blanco Tatiana Blanco is a multi-media artist and sculptor. She was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1984. As an international artist she divides her time between Miami, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. She describes her sculptures as a fusion of classical training and modern awareness, handling an array of materials with contemporary hand. The goal of her current work is to demonstrate the universal interconnectedness between living beings. Her works are in corporate and private collections across the U.S. and abroad, and have been included in numerous publications. The Yok Yok started his droopy eyed drawings in a salty sea shack down under in a town called Perth. He developed a passion for loopy moustaches, seaworthy beards and potato headed gargoyles. Loving the basic idea of Gargoyles- being placed on buildings to ward off evil, he adapted this thought and reinterpreted them in his own wobbly style Yatika Starr Fields Originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma Yatika Starr Fields (Cherokee, Creek and Osage) is a standout among young Native painters. Living and working in New York City, his work is a vibrant and surreal fusion of Native imagery with pop and graffiti aesthetic. His art has been showcased in numerous galleries worldwide (New Mexico, New York, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Florida, France and Spain). Woes Martin Aaron “Angry Woebots” Martin founded the Army of Snipers collective in 2009, and has been spreading his talents around various platforms including street and commissioned murals, customized sculptures and maintains a high profile in the urban vinyl toy market with his King Panda figure and multiple Dunny editions with Kidrobot. Brisky Gallery Brisky Gallery Miami officially opened its doors November of 2012. We are proud to have our new 4500 sq. ft warehouse located in the heart of Wynwood’s Art District. Brisky Gallery Miami is home to a large collection of international and local artists working in various mediums. From its beautiful murals on the outside of its façade, to the wonderful collection of paintings, photographs, new media, installations and sculptures; Brisky Gallery Miami brings only the finest quality work to the Wynwood neighborhood. General information: Brisky Gallery, 130 NW 24 Street, Miami, Fl 33127 Tel: 786-409-3585 Email: luis@briskygallery.com Web site: www.briskygallery.com Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm Sunday: Closed Monday: by appointment

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