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 …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Beautifully designed book covers, powerful news photos, the color of the year and more

1. 25 Powerful News Photos From 2016 This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there’s been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps more reason to act than ever before. Some of the 25 news photos chosen by The Atlantic are incredibly powerful (for example, Ieshia Evans …

Miami Art Week 2016: Creature Keepers

Animated sculptures that kept us on our toes at the fairs this year

Ceramic or bronze, old or new, subliminal or overt, this year’s Miami Art Week ushered in a range of sculptures which gave off delightfully animated appearances. Visiting the plethora of fairs that are part of the inspiring, week-long event, we saw no shortage of exemplary works, each of which has charisma and charm of its own. However, below are nine artists culled from across the …