Life Is Art + Yo Miami Mega Art Auction
Life Is Art and Yo Miami hosted a Artist Match-up Mural Project at Spectrum Art Fair during Art Basel 2014. Six artists were divided up two to a panel in a surprise match-up for live painting. The panels are stunning 10’x10′ canvases. Yes, you read that right ten feet! You can now own a beautiful 100 square foot mega piece of art while supporting the local arts.
The teamups are Tee Davis (aka TeePop) + Jay Bellicchi (aka REMOTE), Ruben Ubiera + Eleazar Delgado, Monique Lassooij + Daniel Fila (aka Krave Art).
Original Art – Large 10′ x 10′ by KRAVE & Monique Lassooij
Created during a Life is Art Live Painting Lab at Spectrum Art Fair during ArtBasel Miami, this original and unique work was a collaboration between Daniel Fila, also known as Krave and Monique Lassooij
KRAVE has been commissioned by the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, MTV, Greyhound, SLS Hotel Miami Beach, Congress Hotel South Beach, The GMCVB among others, and has exhibited with such artists as Shepard Fairey. Michael Bay, the filmmaker, is a fan of his work and featured one of his murals in his latest film, Pain & Gain, shot in Miami and starring actor Mark Wahlberg.
Monique Lassooij was born and raised in The Netherlands and moved several years ago to Miami, Florida. She studied with Dutch artists such as Pien Hazenberg and Henk Hubenet, attended the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in The Hague and has since gone on to receive several commissions and can be found in public places such as the Town Hall of the city of Scheveningen in The Netherlands, but also has paintings hanging in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Tee Davis began painting portraits at 6 years old & further developed her artistic talents at the Art Institute of Pennsylvania. Tee made her way to New York City, where she lived, worked, & painted for serval years before moving to Miami, FL. She received a degree in graphic design from International Fine Arts College. Drawing on a deep love of music & pop culture, Tee has been fusing the styles of Pop, Street, & Graphic Design in her paintings of musicians, actors, & icons for more than two decades! Constantly gathering inspiration from music, culture & everyday life.
J. Bellicchi, a Boston native, moved to Miami in 2000. Shortly thereafter Jay started â€œFIFTYTHREEâ€, a limited edition T-shirt line. Jay adopted the name â€œFIFTYTHREE as his creative identity throughout the mid 2000â€™s. Later as Jay got back into graffiti art he revived an old name of his from back in Boston, â€œREMOTEâ€. Jay has since been painting walls, commissioned murals and fine art pieces throughout. Jayâ€™s work has been featured in countless South Florida publications as well as some national and internationally distributed art books. Jay is the creator and co-founder of â€œGRAFF TOYZâ€ which was founded in 2010. GRAFF TOYZ creates graffiti inspired toys and art objects.
Ruben Ubiera, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a neo-figurative artist, known for his strong use of the line, graffiti inspired technique/esthetic, urban murals, mixed-media pieces and installations, all created with reclaimed-objects and found artifacts. He paints and draws in a style considered as Post-graffism, but he prefers to call it urban-pop, since he has lived most of his life in urban, populated areas and most of his inspiration is derived from the inter activity between man and his urban environment.
Ubiera strives in all his work to capture an essential part of his past, his present and his subjects through the use of the line and form. His work includes still-life and situational portraiture but he tends to primarily focus on depicting his immediate urban surroundings and everyday complex human emotions using a strong and expressive line, a vivid graphic color contrast all while adding a mix of youth-angst and detailed complexity. He mostly executes on found objects, rarely on CANVAS. Ubiera believes that his work has no frames, much like the everyday art that is developing on the streets.
â€œMy work itâ€™s an evolution from the urban art that we have accustomed to see on an everyday basis. Not graffiti. Postgraffism. Postgraffism is â€“ if I may describe it, an new kind of urban art. An eloquent evolution of whatâ€™s happening on the streets with graffiti and the like. The beauty (or the perception of beauty) changes with time. It evolves. So does our appreciation for what is around us. I am a product of a generation who saw, at a young age, the change from public phones to the mini-computers we all carry and call cellular phones.
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Eleazar Delgado studied architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and also in Miami, where he fell in the love with the vivid colors, radiant sunshine and the gleaming colors of the night, which would later influence his choice to paint the story of Miami and the pioneering spirits that founded it, thus launching his professional artistic career. Due to his dedication to the cultural and historic promotion of Miami, he has been awarded many projects and accolades by numerous organizations such as Dade Heritage Trust, Miami Dade Preservation League, HistoryMiami, and the Miami Short Film Festival.
Delgadoâ€™s vibrant and colorful perspective on Miamiâ€™s founders and leaders, like Henry Flagler and Julia Tuttle, and his interpretation of historical events, such as Billie Holidayâ€™s performance at The Lyric in Overtown, have earned him much acclaim throughout Miamiâ€™s Art circles. As a result, his artwork and vision have generated features in The Miami Herald, Plum TV, CNN EspaÃ±ol, Social Miami, Miami Magazine, Miami Art Guide, ArtCircuits, Ocean Drive, Brickell Magazine and 944, among others.