Previewing PULSE Miami Beach’s PROJECT Artists

Works from Héctor Arce-Espasas, Jeana Klein, and an uncompromising immersive piece by Phoenix Lindsey-Hall

Invitations for December’s Miami Art Week 2017 have already begun, and with such correspondence underway, our anticipation has already started to brew. For the thirteenth edition of the PULSE Art Fair Miami, an annual favorite, there’s a new director Katlijne De Backer and a just-released roster of global exhibitors. In fact, one can expect 70 galleries from five continents. As with previous years, one tent …

Miami Art Week 2016: Masked + Distorted Faces

Conveying the essence of the human form amidst obstruction

The human form has manifested in art since creativity’s earliest days. Further, many of the most iconic works across time convey figures and faces—be it within sculptural realism or avant-garde poeticism. As expected, all of the fairs we attended during Miami Art Week contained pieces depicting people and their visage. This year, however, a substantial amount of work contained masked or distorted forms. A recognizable …

Miami Art Week 2016: Chaotic Landscapes

Paintings and sculptures across a few fairs that dizzy with their complexity

Landscape imagery has long factored into the world of art and captivated viewers either by way of accuracy or interpretation. While searching the halls of the numerous art fairs that compose Miami Art Week, an abundance of impactful, chaotic landscapes became visible. Some of our selections are easily recognizable as a landscape image; others offer hints by way of color or form. All of them …

Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun’s “Reconstruction of the Universe” for Audemars Piguet

An immersive installation of epic proportions for Art Basel

There’s no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City’s glow; it contributes to the surrounding landscape. Commissioned by Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet for Art Basel, Chinese artist …

Miami Art Week 2015: The Infinite or Uncountable

Paintings and sculptures that confound with their vastness

The notion of infinity or even that which is uncountable often perplexes the human brain. They’ve also been themes approached by artists for centuries. The following five pieces, seen across multiple fairs during Miami Art Week, either hint at one or the other, or tackle them head-on. From a line that seems to have no end and a mirrored infinity light-box to layers upon layers …