Art Whino The Takeover during Art Basel Miami 12/3-5/10

Art Whino: THE TAKEOVER
3 Day exhibit during Art Basel Miami
***Please take note of the new location of the show***
Charcoal Studios Outdoor Space
2135 NW 1st Ave
Miami, Florida 33127
www.artwhino.com

Friday Dec 3rd and Saturday Dec 4th
General Admission
Noon-8pm
Free Admission

Sunday Dec 5th
General Admission
Noon-5pm
Free Admission

Show Reception Saturday Dec 4th
8pm-Midnight
Live Painting by participating artists
Music by DJ Adrian Loving
Free admission with RSVP prior to the event

RSVP to ArtBasel2010@artwhino.com

Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the freshest and rawest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan, and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.

Angry Woebots: Aaron Martin was born on the island Oahu 1977, Hawaii. Most of his childhood was spent growing up and moving from Southern California to Nevada before finally landing back into Hawaii during his Junior year in high school. In 1999 a car accident changed everything; this life-threatening experience inspired him to leave the island once again, this time to Seattle, Washington. Inspired by the rain and being indoors, he started playing around with different art mediums again. He then left back to Hawaii with a new perspective, Aaron had his first show in 2002 and has not stopped. He has showed in galleries up and down California, the east coast, and even in shows that have traveled from the U.S. to Hong Kong. His focal medium is acrylic paintings on wood and canvas. Using minimal colors and detailed character design, these paintings are usually comprised of stressed out emotional pandas. The pandas tend to represent the story of struggle. www.armyofsnipers.com

Brett Amory: Brett Amory was born June 25, 1975 in Portsmouth, Virginia. When he was 21, Amory moved to San Francisco to study motion pictures at the Academy of Arts. Soon after enrolling in school, Amory took his first drawing class and was introduced to his passion for the arts. Around the time Amory turned 24 he tried his hand in painting. In 2002, Amory switched his major to fine art and started his first body of work called “Waiting” a series of paintings about the anticipation of the next moment. Amory gathers his source material by taking pictures on the street of people waiting. He gravitates towards visible quirks and, by his own admission, a lot of his subjects are older.

Amory graduated from the Academy of Arts in 2005 and has shown his work all over the country. In 2006 Brett along with five other artists published a book called “Convergence” and had book signings in New York, Los Angeles, and at the SFMOMA in San Francisco. Amory currently works as a graphic designer at an environmental company in San Francisco and continues to show his work in galleries across the country. www.brettamory.com

Charlie Owens: Charlie Owens is a Chicago based mixed media artist, formerly from his original home of Atlanta, GA where he established himself and developed much of his talent. His work features a mixed media collage style, utilizing both graphic illustrations and fine art abstract techniques that produce an obvious distinct style. Using a variety of techniques to achieve this look including, but not limited, to screen printing, stenciling, wheat paste, and a wide range of acrylics, inks and oil stains. By combining his love of illustration and design, Charlie has made a name for himself with his stylized characters and over-sized murals that showcase the depth and dimension of his talent. www.charlieowens.com

Daryll Peirce: Focused on exploring the connectivity within humanity and its claims of control over social systems, habitat, nature, and future, Daryll Peirce’s artwork pendulates between the satiric and esoteric, optimistic and pessimistic, scientific and spiritual, bold and poetic. Grotesquely exaggerated human forms, arterial-botanic city organisms, and flowering interconnected urban clusters currently inhabit his psyche and spew into his work. On a more intimate level, his influences instinctively stem from past and current environs, travel, exploration, skateboarding, surfing, dreaming, philosophy, and interacting with all forms of the human animal with a focused lens on the social outcast. artderailed.com

David Flores: Well known within the urban arts community for his self-proclaimed “stained glass” style, David Flores is keeping busy in 2010 working with Kid Robot, XLarge, and other principal brands in the urban realm.
www.davidfloresart.com

Jim and Tina Darling: Jim Darling grew up in the sprawling suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Recklessness in his teenage years resulted in long spans of detention and grounding… Isolated hours proved beneficial in sprouting daydreams and his love for drawing and creating. Darling dove into fine art as a junior in high school and quickly saw the need to further his education. Leaving Texas he headed to Denver, where he received his BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Fresh out of school Jim co-founded an interactive design shop (Xylem Interactive). A few years later he would go out on his own in pursuit of his solo career as a fine artist & freelance creative. After living in Colorado for eight years Darling headed to Los Angeles to further his creative endeavors. Darling’s gallery work ranges from intricate ink drawings to layered wood work with illustrative painted skins. Outside, Jim expands his tool set by including found objects and materials. His subject matter lives between play and real. Large issues are often looked at in simplistic terms and are then juxtaposed by intense detail.

Tina Darling’s paintings are fluid and ethereal coupled with hand-cramping detail. Weaving together curvilinear line work, patterns & soft colors together into dreamy, detailed images, she gathers her inspiration from the natural world & the human condition. Quiet expressive energy and emotion are spoken with a soft hand, leaving the viewer to process through the filters of their own lives & experiences. www.jimdarling.com

Joe Iurato: Once upon a time Joe Iurato worked as a magazine editor in NYC, where he’d escape into the streets of SoHo during lunch break to explore the art and occasionally contribute some of his own. At the time, stenciling was more of an obsession than a passion. Like every other moment in Joe’s life when his desire to create art was challenged by a strong, “responsible” work ethic, the latter prevailed. But as fate would have it, the two worlds collided after Joe was laid off last year. While the economy fell to pieces and decent jobs were scarce to come by, Joe used every bit of his free time to let his art out and grow creatively. He now applies that same work ethic into developing his craft. While he’s usually found in his garage painting on reclaimed cabinet doors and scrap pieces of wood, he also enjoys painting in the street, where his work is tagged with the name :01. He doesn’t use it as a means to hide his identity – it serves as a reminder to him, and he hopes as a message to others, that it only takes one single second to decide you’re going to move forward, regardless of circumstance or struggle, and never look back.

Josh Taylor: JOSHUA TAYLOR was born in New Jersey and continued his downward trajectory in hellish locales in up-state New York and North Carolina before honing his art skills at Pratt Institute. Upon earning his degree, he traversed the country, from California to Vermont, pursuing his art career. His fine art has appeared in galleries in LA, NY, Europe, and the Philippines, and has also been featured in various publications worldwide. Taylor’s current body of work focuses on the history, myths and legends of his “Gastonian Multiverse”, an odd ancient doppleganger reality where the laws of physics and the very fabric of time and space are falling apart at the seams. He currently resides in Baltimore where he paints, pays for parking, and works on a series of graphic novels and web comics entitled Bird & Girl. www.joshtaylorart.net

Kelly Castillo: Kelly Castillo is an artist intertwined in the underground emerging artist scene in Southern California. Not only an urban contemporary artist, she is also a gallery owner, an arts Commissioner for the City or Anaheim and the owner of Dr. Sketchy’s anti art school: Anaheim Chapter. Castillo made her professional debut in 2009 as an artist and has since been featured in galleries throughout Southern California and on the East Coast. Her involvement with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is evident in her work. Mainly focusing on portraitures, she used bold lines to create an illustrative quality in her work using modern media techniques with like spray paint, marker and acrylic paint. Bold color and design juxtaposed with vintage subjects lends itself to a multidimensional audience in love with the old and inspired by the new. www.kellycastilloart.com

Peap: Peap, or Samapeap Tarr originally born and based artist from Auckland New Zealand now living and creating in Phnom Penh Cambodia is a person whose cultural background has influenced him to create his signature sinister yet tranquil works of art which has caught the attention of art lovers around the world and also gained respect from many of his art peers including legendary LA Graffiti Cholo style artist Chaz Bojorquez. Known primarily for his use of bold black ink and paints on a blank white medium including canvas and walls, his art exists in a world where lightness and darkness battle, yet coexist in the same breath to balance each other and contrast against each other. It represents the ups and downs of life, the yin and the yang, the ongoing war that ends up being waged on canvas or whatever medium his work lies on. samapeaptarr.blogspot.com

Peat Wollaeger: Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL) Internationally known stencil artist infamous for his signature EYEZ , raw colorful characters
and stencil videos. (http://vimeo.com/peat/videos)

You may have seen Peat’s work at “Electric Windows” in NY, “Paint Louis Wall” in the STL, “The Mad Artists Tea Party” in LDN, “Horrorwood” in LA, “Hotel des Arts” in SF or “Primary Flight” in the MIA! If NOT…possibly on a street near you. www.stenSOUL.com

Remi Mead: Remi Mead calls Hawaii home, although she was born in Okinawa Japan and lived in Colorado Springs earlier in her life. The experiences of learning new culture and language while holding on to her Japanese roots provide the foundation and growth in her work. The memory of painting beside her mother, who is also an artist, has shaped her stylistic approach. Her work is shown internationally, with her last show in the Washington D.C.area at G40 Art Summit.

Ruben Ubiera: Ruben Ubiera is a Dominican neo-figurative artist, known for his strong use of the line, who has been drawing and painting ever since he had use of reason. Ruben paints and draws in a style considered by many as Pop-surrealism, but he prefers to call it urban-pop, since he has lived most of his life in the urban, populated areas and most of his inspiration is derived from the interactivity between man and his urban environment. www.urbanpopsoul.com

Scribe: Donald Ross also known as “scribe” is 34 years old and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri of the United States. The animated, public murals by Scribe are readily recognizable in Midtown Kansas City and throughout different part of the United States, Canada and down into Mexico where he has both painted murals and had gallery shows. Scribe incorporates a menagerie of animal characters developed over many years representing a particular, self-referential trait that he inserts in various scenarios. Scribe intersperses personal iconography, biblical and fairytale references, animation and metaphor in works intended as contemporary parables for public audiences, hence the use of his artist name and persona. Through accessible idiom and image, Scribe incorporates humor and play in the conveyance of serious messages regarding personal integrity, attainment of knowledge, and adventure. graffart.eu/blog/2009/04/scribe-art-pack-2

Sue Works and HermLife! Like Batman and Robin, they speaks strictly in clipped, short, powerful expressions of wonderment written large in neon letters across a perpetually hazy backdrop of pop culture references and cheap beer.
They are a neo-absurdist, a post-soda-pop burp upon the scene who mixes and marries humor, intellectual hypochondria and classical thought.

Mary Spring: Mary Spring’s figures are at once both self portraits of the present and projections of internal hope for the future. Each representation depicts the panoptic range of mental, emotional and physical conditions experienced in a mere snapshot of time, enabling the observer to merge silently into the psyche of the artist.

From ultimate pleasure to unbearable sadness, each expression communicates the profound casualties of insight. The integration of medium and mechanics with design and spirit, lead to the paradoxical enlightenment and anguish portrayed at the moment each stroke is applied.

Self-realization emerges from the artist as the feminine heart, the kinesthetic demands of performance and dedication, and the consequential strength are unveiled in each expression. Pain synthesized into passion. Time united with eternity. www.maryspring.com

Tim Conlon: Tim Conlon is an artist known for large-scale murals, graffiti art, and works on canvas. Conlonʼs work has been featured in museums and galleries across the country, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Conlonʼs work has appeared in feature films, television ads, art books and magazines, custom clothing designs, and on large street billboard advertising. Conlon is also an animator, illustrator, web designer, and video editor. www.conoperative.com

Many more artists to be announced in the next couple of weeks!

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