Floyd “The Rock Artist”
Miami Fl, 2011 (The Cuban Art Project) -Floyd is a pioneer in the Motion Art movement; he is the only artist of his kind who creates art with rock bands. The final product is a revolution on canvas fueled by the music’s energy and Floyd’s art.
He has had several collective exhibitions, including Solo Art Miami Art Fair (2010), Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City (2010), Wynwood Exhibition Center (2010), GAB Studio Gallery in Wynwood (2010), Bakehouse Complex (2010), MIA Art Fair with Aldo Castillo Gallery at the Miami Beach Convention Center (2010), New Times Broward Artopia event (2009) and Art within Art (2009), CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 2009), Alliance Francaise (2009), Sunflour Gallery in Weston (2009), 777 Studio Gallery in Coral Gables (2009), The Levi’s Store (2009), St. Thomas University (2009), Chialma Gallery (2009), Edna Hibel Gallery in West Palm Beach (2009), Excelsior Gallery (2008), the Art Festival at the Rotary Doral Club (2006 & 2007), Art Nemesis Gallery (2006, 2007), Art & Artists Gallery (2006), and Miami Central Art MAC (2006).
Floyd’s personal exhibitions include the Victor Hotel for Art Basel week (2009), Mokali at the Shops at Merrick Park (2008), Trendy Jendy Boutique (2008), I.D. Art Supply Gallery (2008), Elemental Gallery (2008), Expo Mujer (2008), Renee Gallery (Nov 2007), The Marriott Renaissance Arts Hotel (New Orleans August 2007) and Rebel (Miami, November 2006).
Floyd was invited to exhibit his work in New York City at a charity gala event with participants including Victoria Secret models, championship NASCAR winners and elite fashion designers.
He has collaborated with non-profit foundations such as La Ventana de los Cielos, American Developing Smiles, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, ONE Campaign to end Poverty, Family Builders, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and Stand Up For Kids.
In June 2010 he was selected to create the background scenery for the popular play “Se Infiel y No Mires Con Quien” at the Gusman Theater in the University of Miami. The play has been running for more than 20 years and has been experienced by more than 15 million people.
During January 2010, Floyd was invited by Aldo Castillo Gallery (Chicago) to perform and exhibit at the MIA (Miami International Art) Art Fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The motion art piece was later used as part of an installation exhibited during the fair.
During 2009′s Art Basel Week, Floyd was invited by Hardy Hill of Bravo Channels show Miami Social to perform and exhibit at the Victor Hotels relaunch of the Zen Garden. Also during Art Basel Week he performed at Elaine Lancaster’s iMuse Exhibition, Icon Miami’s Art Exhibit at Santos, fundraising event for Stand Up For Kids to benefit homeless youth, and exhibit and performance at Art Within Art. During all of his performances that week he was accompanied by the electronic/percussion band Digital Factory.
On November 21, 2009 he performed at the American Airlines Arena as the selected visual artist to perform on-stage for the European Latin Music Festival Caliente!. He will create a one of a kind motion art piece along with Latin Greats such as Tito Nieves, Jerry Rivera, Hector “El Torito” Acosta and Grupo Niche.
On November 14th, 2009, Floyd was one of the chosen performance artists to perform at Broward/Palm Beach New Times Artopia 2009. He painted 2 live motion art pieces with the electro-pop band Kill Miss Pretty as well as exhibiting a selected collection of pop art.
In March 2009, Floyd was invited as a featured artist by Irreversible Magazine in ArteAmericas at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Also in 2009 he participated in a large fundraiser at Chialma Studios in Wynwood to benefit Stand Up For Kids.
Floyd collaborated with Art Miami 2008 as a performance artist at both the Bridge Art Fair and Green Art Fair tents at Wynwood Design District.
On Wednesday, December 19th 2007, Floyd was honored to be the selected visual artist to paint live at the Nosotros Tambien Somos Niños Concert. The concert featured some of today’s most popular Latin music stars such as Ricardo Montaner, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Sin Bandera, David Bisbal and Juan Luis Guerra at the American Airlines Arena.
In 2006 he was invited by Arte del Barrio to create a mural in Little Haiti for a school for under-privileged students.
He has been interviewed and featured in Selecta Magazine, The Miami Herald, South Miami Town & Center Magazine, Revista Mujer, Carteles, Wynwood Art Magazine, Decir del Agua, Vision Iberoamerica, Hispanic Target Magazine, Target Style Magazine, Doral News, El Venezolano, America Hoy, Irreversible Magazine, Casa & Estilo, America Hoy, Conexiones, Road Rage Magazine and The New Times. His paintings have been used as scenery in a number of plays including the Annual Festival of Monologues where his art was selected to represent the festival as the poster. He has been interviewed by Alexis Valdes in Esta Noche Tu Night (Mega TV) with a live performance and by Carlos Otero in Pelliscame Que Estoy Soñando (America TV) where he painted live with Grammy Award winning artist, Cabas.
He has also done live paint performances with pop and Latin music artists such as Tito Nieves, Jerry Rivera, Ricardo Montaner, Jenny Love, 24 Horas, Leanddro, Michelle Riu, Locos por Juana, Gizelle DCole, Los Rumberos, Emily Dorren, Miguel Omar, Bachaco, Chino (ex Hierba Buena), Smiling Gums, Grammy-nominated artist Claudio Corsi and Barrio Activo.
He has performed live art with a wide array of rock bands such as Marvino Valentino, Diego Val, Ocre, Kill That Rooster, Javier Hernandez, Armament, Tango 36, Jorge Correa, Universal Citizens, Tanya, Mess Anger, Loco Yo, G2, Music Is A Weapon, Osamu, Digital Factory, Oski Foundation, Psycho Toilet, Beyond the Silence, Kill Miss Pretty and Guajiro. With Guajiro he starred in the music video for the song Santa Fe where he paints live.