SPANISH MULTIMEDIA ARTIST JAVIER VELASCO TO PRESENT HIS WORK IN TWO PREMIER ART SPACES IN MIAMI THIS FEBRUARY
The solo show “SKYFALL” is at Wynwood‘s Buzzart Gallery and the installation
“DEEP BLUE” at the Frost Art Museum
Miami, FL (February 22, 2013) – The Cuban Art Project-This February two different aspects of Javier Velasco’s multimedia work will be on display in Miami. “Skyfall,” a combination of photography and paintings, is his personal reflection on how today’s art world challenges artists to take a dive into the unknown, opened on February 22 at Wynwood’s Buzzart Gallery and “Deep Blue” a commissioned site-installation for the Frost Art Museum will open on February 27.
The idea behind “Skyfall” or people falling on art-related spaces such as museums, art collections or galleries, is to draw the public’s attention on the challenges faced by contemporary artists and the environment where they have to develop their art. The challenges faced by artists force them to metaphorically die “for the love of art,” to then being born again with renewed energies and ideas. The show is based on Ron M. Brown’s book “The Art of Suicide.”
The show presents a group of black and white photos with paint and red Mercurochrome that resemble satellite images of the Earth’s orography. A reminder that, in the end, that “skyfall” is only part of creation and life, of that vital blood flow that is life and thus, a new hope.
Contrasting with the solo show at Buzzart, Javier will present “Deep Blue,” an installation where he took advantage of the magnificent dimensions of the entrance hall of the Frost Art Museum to create a complex framework of blue glass strands that are suspended from the ceiling. The piece is a changing subtle work of art that recalls a fantastic world almost impossible to imagine.
Born in the province of Cádiz, Velasco’s is well known and appreciated for his multidisciplinary nature. In recent works he has been using blown glass to create work that refers to the ephemeral and the fragility of nature and the environment. His work has been presented in numerous galleries, museums and fairs, including Spain’s ARCO, BIACS, Art Cologne, Arte Lisboa and Arteaméricas and is part of prestigious collections such as the MAT in Mexico, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain and the Consulate of Spain in Miami. Highlights of his collective exhibitions include The Real Royal Trip at Moma PS1, NY in 2003 and presence at the 2001 Biennale di Venezzia. For complete information on Javier’s work, please visit: www.javiervelasco.eu
“Skyfall” is the second art show of Buzzart. The Wynwood gallery opened its doors last October with a highly acclaimed show by Cuban master photographer Juan Carlos Alom.
“Skyfall” @ BUZZART
Opening: February 21, 2013 – 7 pm
On view until: March 30, 2013
Booth 6 | Wynwood building
2750 NW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33127
Opening reception: February 27, 2013 – 6 pm
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17 Street
Miami, FL 33199
BUZZART’s program is a reflection of the interests and vision of a Spanish collective, who founded the gallery in 2012 with the objective of creating an artist-curated space focused on contemporary photography of emerging and acclaimed artists. Identifying the City as a strategic art hub with the yearly presence of Art Basel, BUZZART decided that this was the perfect place to present Latin American and Spanish photography with a fresh and young approach yet with a solid art background.
Galloping between Madrid and Miami, BUZZART is always on the lookout for high quality contemporary photography and exploring new collaborations to create powerful and insightful exhibitions. Backed by a group of local and international art-lovers/investors, BUZZART will present five yearly shows combining photography with installations and video as well as lectures and other related activities.
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