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 2015: Food-Inspired Works

Paintings and sculptures that are a little bit scrumptious

If anything can be said to illicit a real gut reaction: it’s food. We all know the reactions our brain and body indulge in, when in the presence of food and drinks—whether desirable and not. These are visceral, animalistic responses—much like that of experiencing a piece of art that truly moves a viewer. Maybe that’s a stretch for some, but the following five pieces appealed …