Miamiâ€™s own Alessandra Gold Concept Store (AGCS), and its resident sneaker label KruZin, will celebrate Art Basel Miami 2013 by hosting the launch of a sneaker collection honoring the coming Chinese Year of the Horse, and featuring international artist collaborations forged especially for this Basel Miami event. KruZinâ€™s CEO, Ming Wei-Shih, will travel from the companyâ€™s Taipei headquarters to officiate the launch.
On Wednesday December 4th, 2013 AGCS will host an invite-only press and VIP viewing and artist meet-and-greet event, opening at 5:00PM for press, and at 6:30PM for other invited guests. Co-hosting the event with Alessandra Gold (KruZin Creative Director) is CEO, Author and TV personality, Tomi Rose (as seen on â€œHot Listings Miamiâ€).
Event attendees will witness the transformation of the AGCS space (inside and out) into art in its own right with a full-scale installation created by Gilberto Mendes, CEO and Art Director for famed Brazilian event-as-art company, â€œPervertsâ€ (http://www.perverts.com.br).
Â· Yuri Tuma: born in Sao Paulo (Brazil), and living and working in Miami. Tumaâ€™s art centers around photography, but he is a frequent collaborator in other media including video, sculpture, fashion and installation art. His art involves transformation of photograph images into formulaic patterns creating optical art pieces unusual to the field of photography (http://www.yurituma.com/).
Â· Malcolm Stuart: working and living in LA, Malcolm is at the forefront of contemporary airbrush art and is well known for his custom hand air brushed art and painting onto apparel, adopted by artist mavens such as Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Ke$ha and the emerging fashion house JoyRich (http://malcolmstuart.com/).
Â· Kamikvze â€“ by James Velez: born and raised in Miami, James is an emergent multi-dimensional artist exhibiting superb skills in drawing and painting. Collaborations minted in this young artistâ€™s career include Martellus Bennett, IMKING.CO and Coin$lot (http://instagram.com/kamikvze#).
Â· Guava de Artist was born and raised in Antigua and Barbuda. He works out of Takamatsu (Japan) and Miami. He is a self-taught graphic cartoonist that uses various materials (wood, vinyl, metal, acrylic paint, etc) to create art pieces on apparel, footwear walls, and canvases (https://www.facebook.com/guavadeartist).
â€œMiami is becoming a culture melting pot where some of the worldâ€™s most cutting edge international cultural events happen, Art Basel, Winter Music Conference, ULTRA, Miami International Fashion Week and Swim Week, bring people worldwide to Miami for a world-class experience. It is important for me as a Miami transplant, to rise with Miamiâ€™s star. In just two short years of creating AGCS in Miami, it has managed to become an international bridge between art and fashion. That is why this year, we felt it made sense to create clothes and shoes that celebrate what Basel means to art worldwide,â€ said creative director and principal, Alessandra Gold, when asked about the genesis of the Basel events and collection.
AGCS will also host three open-to-the public events on Friday December 6th, Saturday December 7th and the wrap party on Sunday December 8th. The art of Brazilian painter Fernando De Oliveira will also be displayed in the Gold Photography Studio as an appendix – additional exclusive Basel exhibit.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!