Art Lab 02:
Life Is Art & Yo Miami present
Live Artist Match-up Mural Project
Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Courtyard at Spectrum Miami Tent
3011 NE 1st Ave.
Â Miami, FL 33137
CORRECTION: The Live Painting is FREE and open to the public.
Tickets to the Fair are $10 online or at the door.
Come see the surprise match-ups and watch the art being created right before your eyes!
The participating artists are TeePop, Ruben Ubiera, Eleazar Delgado, Monique Lassooij, Daniel Fila (aka Krave), Jay Bellicchi (aka REMOTE)
Music Curated by: DJ Hank Justice.
On Thursday night, SPECTRUM Miami is inviting Life Is Art to be co-host and beneficiary of their Late Night series of evening performances. Life Is Art, in partnership with Yo Miami, is creating a live Artist Match-up Mural Event as part of the evening entertainment.
The mural painting is an invitational, combining experienced artists with emerging talent, to truly represent the exploding Miami street art scene. Inspired by the Spectrum 2014 theme of [inter.play], each mural will be a collaboration of two or more artists who will have no prior knowledge with whom they will be collaborating!
A portion of the art sales goes to support Life Is Art, with the rest going to the artists who will collectively share sales on all work in the community project. In addition, SPECTRUM Miami has committed to donate a portion of the Thursday Late Night proceeds to Life Is Art.
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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.
Ruben Gerardo Ubiera Gonzalez (born October 19, 1975 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 interactivity between man and his urban environment. At the age of 1 5, his family moved to the Bronx, NY, where he was heavily influenced by the graffiti art that surrounded him, something he wouldnâ€™t realize until much later in his life.
Ubiera’s paintings are, on first examination, noted for being charged with â€œskateboard-ismsâ€, paint drips and the constant presence of graffiti in some shape or form. But, after closer inspection, one notices the detail, sarcastic contrast, the social commentary and human struggle thatâ€™s felt by the technique and subject matter.
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Eleazar Delgado practiced Architecture and Interior Design. It was Miamiâ€™s radiant sunshine and the vibrant colors of the city that influenced his decision to become an artist. Among his accolades are Dade Heritage Trust selecting â€œSunshine Cultureâ€ for the cover of their 2012 program, Miami Dade Preservation League chose â€œJoe Sent Meâ€ for the official Art Deco Weekend poster. â€œSea Grasses in the Skyâ€, a public mural in Downtown Miami delights thousands of commuters everyday, as it is visible from I-95.
Monique Lassooij was born and raised in The Netherlands and moved several years ago to Miami, Florida. In The Netherlands Ms. Lassooij started out as an abstract painter but over the years she developed a passion for figurative painting. She attended the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in The Hague and has 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 as well as in numerous private collections all over the world.
“My work explores the paradox in modern pop culture and society, sometimes clearly visible and sometimes through an underlining dichotomy interjected with humor.” Currently she is working on the “Proprietary Innocence” series. She noticed that children nowadays have a different way to communicate through a little box and they are not vocal about it. When they find something funny you will see a shrug in the shoulders and the typing of â€œLOLâ€. But if you distract them, they look at us from under their eyebrows, almost expression less, sometimes slightly annoyed as we disturb them in their communications.
Daniel Fila (aka Krave)
Daniel Fila, also known as Krave, is a multifaceted artist whose work ranges from mural installations to figurative and abstract paintings, animations, and urban sculpture using a range of mediums, techniques, and aesthetics. Fila is best known for his signature character, The Fresh Monkey, which he incorporates into most of his works, his semi-nude mural â€œErinâ€ and the subsequent series which it inspired, â€œThe Sunbatherâ€.
Although much of Filaâ€™s street art can be found throughout Wynwood and the Miami Design District, Fila has ventured into Little Havanaâ€™s burgeoning art scene with a mural entitled â€œLadies in Whiteâ€, which was inspired by the Damas de Blanco, an opposition movement in Cuba, and a new project space, â€œEl Frescoâ€ where he currently works and collaborates.
Jay Bellicchi (aka REMOTE)
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 2000’s. Later as Jay got back into graffiti art he revived an old name of his from back in Boston, “REMOTE”. Jay has since been painting walls, commissioned murals and fine art pieces throughout. Jay’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 “GRAFF TOYZ” which was founded in 2010. GRAFF TOYZ creates graffiti inspired toys and art objects.