Metal sculptor Rainer Lagemann began his career as an artist when an exploratory foray into welding quickly became an obsession. Square by stainless steel square, his graceful shapes take form with each metal fragment playing a significant role.
A twist or turn of any one part can breathe life into the sculpture. The shadows cast imbue each piece with a secondary layer of beauty, abstraction and mystery.
The hollow squares of Diamond Love based in natural stone creates a freeze frame of timeless gestures and emotions.
Lagemann’s Peter Pan sculpture of a male cliff diver depicts the human body in motion.
Abstract art by Austin Kerr takes a childhood fascination and shapes a contemporary vision. Involved in his family’s furniture business at a young age, he explored high-end finishes with a creative eye and studied European techniques, eventually transforming them into art. Today, Kerr’s signature Venetian plaster paintings experiment with color interaction, layering, glazes and gradients to bring his vision of how architecture, cities and human landscapes are aged by nature. Unforced, organic and soothing, his art is to be touched. Kerr’s Venetian plaster paintings capture nature’s pursuit of aging.
Kerr’s abstract, metallic bronze, tropical Monstera Leaf mural wraps the ceiling and walls in a vestibule at Holly Hunt’s Miami showroom.
Rancaño’s work is never well-worn with prevalent themes such as an internal struggle in Balancing Act
The colorful graphic depiction in Sunbird.
Artist Carlos Antonio Rancaño’s work is saturated with bright, warm colors and sharp, rigid brush strokes. The strict rules of design give way to his paintings. The free spirit that lives in his creations gives an artistic nod to the more simplistic approach of graphic design. Introspection … the moment of self-analysis or soul searching is captured in Rancaño’s oil paintings that encompass an array of themes from bold portraits of women to African child soldiers.
Self Love, above, is part of Mick’s series on one’s self-reflection that uses the motif of circles to animate the twisting emotions we feel about ourselves.
Sean Mick’s abstract art goes beyond the mere visual as he captures sensory observation through geometric constructs, interpretive motifs and color harmonies. Each of the artist’s pieces reveal life’s experiences that shape what we are inside: our contradictions, hopes, addictions, ego, love, self-awareness, doubts — all part of a complex composition that exudes a type of wavelength, vibe or presence that is projected outwards. Mick’s work draws from the intangible by way of what we can’t see but feel.
Bruce is from the Portraits series that translates persons into the language of line, color and shape, all within the confines of the lives we lead.
El Que Es Lindo Es Lindo (The One Who is Cute is Cute), an acrylic, spray paint, collage on canvas shown above, raises awareness of urban emotion by transforming canvas into eye candy.
Stylized creations by artist Hermes Berrio are inspired by the context of everyday life. From his studio in Miami that offers a cityscape of ideas, emotions and concepts, Berrio’s urban inspirations find new ways to interpret the purest elements of contemporary situations; often leaving the most important and extraordinary things for the untamed human imagination to unveil.
The imagined beauty of Maria Isabel of France, an acrylic, spray paint on canvas from the “Too Glam to Give a Damn” series, allows the elements of lines, color and structure to produce a lavish narrative that celebrates divine magnificence.
Gafas, a gouache, acrylic on paper, portrays a woman expressing herself spontaneously with an informal style.
Thinking of You, a gouache, acrylic, paper, watercolor on canvas, portrays a woman expressing herself spontaneously with an informal style.
Paintings by artist Winibey López center on the exploration of the private and the public, where she specifically explores representations of women in diverse situations. Her paintings often incorporate fabric and textiles as she draws on her personal experience and memories in order to recreate domestic settings loosely based on the colors, textures and designs she associates with her childhood. With a whimsical yet tender tone, her portraits create an intimate atmosphere depicting women who take on heroic or intimate forms.