Carré Art is honored to collaborate with the modern and social co-working space provider in South Florida: Büro Miami. Since launching in 2010, Büro offices have helped to host and expand over 500 companies across their 5 convenient locations: Coconut Grove, Midtown, MiMo District, South Beach & South Miami - and they have a Hollywood location opening soon! Our partnership with the eccentric workspace brought together over 10 Brazilian artists from diverse backgrounds to exhibit their contemporary art across all five operating locations.
Coconut Grove is now the temporary home to an assortment of charming works by one of our in-home artists, Mateu Velasco. Works like, FLUXO (pictured) bring a playful and youthful ambience to the office. Mateu Velasco skillfully employs his extensive experience with non-conventional street art and graffiti art to create works on a smaller-scale while maintaining and evolving his unique illustration style. His artworks liven up the Grove office and brings the viewers and patrons in-touch with once long-forgotten childhood ambitions of extravagance, silliness, and a youthful freedom to explore the absurd.
Midtown’s thrifty and industrial-themed location is a big fan of Mateu Velasco’s work, exhibiting four framed pieces from his Black & White Collection. This particular series employs his traditional mediums like, india ink on paper, but brings a little glamour with a touch of gold leaf on Untitled (pictured) as if to say that his works can be both commonly accessible while undoubtedly within Fine Art conventions. This location’s proximity to the Wynwood design district makes it the perfect home for works which embrace the modern digital age in Fine Art works, especially those by Carré Art artist, J. Batista, and Karina Vela. These two pieces by each respective artist are selections from our Carré Art Director’s personal collection and close-out the almost childish coloring-book aesthetic popularized by modern audiences and perfect for the location’s surrounding city vibe.
MiMo District is right in the middle of a historical strip of classic Miami hotel’s, left over from the city’s Golden Age - including the Vagabond Hotel down the street from the Büro MiMo! This electric history is embraced by the vibrant and conceptual works shown by artists Bia Monteiro, Daniel Taveira, Júlia Brandão and Roberta Cavigliá. Monteiro’s Series “Vazio Atrás” (“Empty Background”) reminds one of the role the ocean water plays in Brazil’s and Miami’s history, alike. Daniel Taveira portrays p the international environment the city is known for as one of the world’s top melting pots. Brandão’s piece puts on display her body and left-over textiles to reflect the creative drive and experimentive nature that drives the city’s entrepreneurs forward. And Roberta Cavigliá (pictured) welcomes the MiMo District patrons in the reception area, with her piece large canvas piece, Flying, inspiring viewer’s with its motivational message and graceful motion.
South Beach is all fun and games with nostalgic pool images by Maritza Caneca, beach-day scenes interrupted by Alice Quaresma, and especially magnificent pieces by Mauricio Mallet and Mateu Velasco. Mallet graces the office reception area with his monumental canvas piece which dominates, while remaining complementary to the already existing aesthetic, with beautiful vibrant colors and gravity-defying brushstrokes. His smaller pieces complete the reception area with an assortment of 6 oil and acrylic paintings of a variety of size and shapes. Maritza Caneca practically steals the show with works from her Pool Series, including Water Diaries (pictured) which greets office patrons as they enter and exit the elevator. Alice Quaresma’s pieces were practically made to exhibit at the South Beach office, as her dreamy beach scenes compliment the beautiful ocean view visible from the almost anywhere in the office space. And last but not least, Velasco’s works complete the exhibition at South Beach with two pieces from his Orange Collection, always reminding patrons with his surreal drawings that it can be beautiful to think outside the box.
South Miami is the fifth and latest Büro location to open, and is definitely their most modern building yet. The spiral staircase leads you to two beautifully mounted pieces by Carré Art artist, Ivonete Leite, who presents, in these particular pieces, the relationship between earth and sky in her desert landscapes focused on larger-than-life boulders and a far-away daytime moon. Leite’s work is also installed in the reception area of the office, perfectly complemented by the natural wood panel wall across the reception desk (pictured). Mariza Formaggini also makes an impactful statement as three of her black & white pieces say farewell to patrons as they go down the aforementioned staircase. In the 3 pieces, Mariza presents fleeting moments forever immortalized by her artistic hand. The combination of the works from these two established artists reflects the class and sophistication of the South Miami office atmosphere.
Carré Art is incredibly thrilled and honored to be able to promote Brazilian artists in various stages of their careers with such an innovative and modern coworking space in South Florida. Thank you to Büro Miami for granting our artists this amazing opportunity to expose their works and talents to a diverse crowd, and a special thanks to Büro Director of Operations, Masha Grinberg, and the individual Membership Directors and their team from each location for coordinating with us and helping to make this project a great success!
(Coconut Grove Director: Andréa Garcés | Midtown Director: Danelle Lowe | MiMo District Director: Liz Ritzik | South Beach Director: Allison Schnürle | South Miami Director: Heliany Oviedo).
Written by Assistant to the Director, Lisbet Barrientos.
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The exhibithion “Ser, Habitar e Imaginar” brings 14 Brazilian contemporary artists to Miami in September, 2018 curated by Adriana Herrera, PhD and Willy Castellanos, Art Historian, from Aluna Curatorial Collective.