Saturday, December 10, 2011
Scope and Art Asia
As well as the two large fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Miami, there are a number of smaller fairs and related events. Scope and Art Asia which share a venue, may have less fancy furniture and plush carpeting, but they do have more grass-roots in-your-face art which has particular appeal for the younger generation of art buyers.
I spent quite a bit of time with the work of one of Miami gallery Spinello's featured artists, Sinisa Kukec, who is known for 'transforming trash into treasure'. And I was pleased to find that 'downunder' was represented by Chalk Horse gallery from Sydney, Australia, with a very up-beat and inviting show.
In the 'Special Projects' area was Brooklyn-based 'dirty knitter' Stephanie Hague from Pretty Offensive, creating cheeky new works to add to her clothes lines. The winner of a global artist call by Artists Wanted, another Brooklyn-based artist, Yuhi Hasegawa, was exhibiting his compelling paintings of 'sophisticated barbarians'. And the equally captivating, mischievous red figure is by artist Chen Wenling, showing with Hong Kong gallery Contemporary by Angela Li.
And there was heaps more cool stuff I could post, but sorry, I've run out of energy! If you have any specific questions though, feel free to comment or email me as listed in my profile.