Miami Art Week 2013: Color Chaos

Our highlight of work that utilizes the power of color to overturn structure

There are over 16 million noted colors and artists have long sought to capture several—if not most—of them. Even Pantone’s GEO system is composed of 2,058 new solid colors. Options are limitless, combinations even more so. Across last week’s art adventures in Miami, we crossed expressive uses of the spectrum that defied structure, and even redefined it. Chinese artist Liu Wei‘s “Liberation No. 1” (2013) …

Miami Art Week 2013: Glass

Clear, crystalline and dynamic uses of an every day component

Of all the materials put to use and on display during Miami’s art extravaganza, we saw several shimmering, shiny—but also innovative—works utilizing glass. Fragile, see-through and with the ability to morph light and color, it’s as multidimensional as it is straightforward. It completed collages, accented drawings and encased moments of time. And in one instance, an installation matched and enhanced a collaborative collection of haute …

Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2013

Highlights from the city's annual art bonanza captured on Instagram

Dave Wilfert of The World’s Best Ever never misses Miami Art Week. The founder of one of the internet’s top arts and culture sites and a seasoned fair-goer, Wilfert grabbed our eye with a picture of this perforated piece of “motivational blotter art” by David Shrigley. The work is officially titled “Strive for Excellence,” and Wilfert tells us, “I took this photo because I bought …