• CONTEXT ART MIAMI 2018
  • About the exhibition
  • CONTEXT ART MIAMI 2018

    CONTEXT Art Miami has established itself as one of the most prominent contemporary art fairs in the United States, dedicated to emerging and mid-career art and a proven destination and marketplace for top collectors. The combined exhibition space of CONTEXT and Art Miami showcases a roster of over 200 international galleries and covers 250,000 square feet. CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.

    We look forward to seeing you at the Fair at booth C214

    Tuesday, December 4
    Platinum VIP Preview - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Tuesday, December 4
    VIP Preview - 5:30pm - 10pm
    By Invitation Only - Access for CONTEXT, Art Miami & Aqua VIP Cardholders, Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Cardholders, Design Miami VIP Cardholders, Untitled VIP Cardholders, NADA VIP Cardholders, & Press

    General Admission
    Wednesday, December 5 - 11am - 8pm
    Thursday, December 6 - 11am - 8pm
    Friday, December 7 - 11am - 8pm
    Saturday, December 8 - 11am - 8pm
    Sunday, December 9 - 11am - 6pm

    The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion
    One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street | Downtown Miami
    On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & McArthur Causeways

    contextartmiami.com

    • Artists of the exhibition 
    • Yoshiyuki Miura

      Yoshiyuki Miura’s works may be considered a systematizing regulation to the omnipresent chaos. With his sculptures and installations the Japanese artist reflects the relation of space and time. He leads force and counterforce in order to bring them into balanced state of tension and release. Miura creates objects which play with our perception of three-dimensionality and intrigue us by their extraordinary simplicity, precision and beauty.

      Jürgen Paas

      Jürgen Paas creates circles, rectangles, squares, cubes and translates them into an open painting system, which surveys individual aspects such as color, form and space. Here, he combines system and order with chance and regularity, which manifests itself in an extremely varied and sensuous material painting. Wall-painted, glued and assembled different-color figurations are in dialogue with the archive systems placed on them or on top of them, made of brackets, color plates or ribbons. The interplay of regular geometrical forms suggests a rhythmic spatial sound that, in the context of synesthetic perception, brings a polyphonic overall work of art into view.

      Antonio Marra

      Antonio Marra’s abstract works remain truly fascinating due to their surprising change of form and colour. Each of his multi-perspective paintings contains several more pictures which reveal themselves by circling around the canvas. Step by step the spectator is drawn into a vivid and dynamic kaleidoscope of shape and colour. Marra’s art is a surprising experience of unique visual and dimensional effects. This painter has come to his very own style reflecting and redefining the techniques of Op-art and Orphism.

      Rudolf Burda

      Rudolf Burda was born on 29.05.1973 in the industrial city of Mladá Boleslav in the center of Europe, in the Czech Republic. During the years 1987 -1991 Rudolf Burda studied at the School of Applied Arts in Turnov (Czech Republic) major of artistic blacksmithing. In 1992 until 1993 he was interned in California, USA, and then founded his art studio back in the Czech Republic. In 2010, he was fascinated by glass and since then is professionally engaged in the creation of glass objects and sculptures.Nowadays he primarily works with glass, but, also, often produces wonderful objects made of glass and stainless steel. His works are found in various art collections in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Holland, London, United States of America, and the Middle East. In 2012 participated in a big exhibition at Utrecht, Netherlands, twice in 2014 and 2015 exhibited in Dubai, UAE. In April 2016 Rolls-Royce bought a whole collection of RR & RB. The chairman of Leica Company had personally contacted Rudolf and asked him to create a 5-meters-high work for brand new Leica World in Wetzlar, Germany. In the end of this year Rudolf Burda is looking forward to participate in the most prestigious art events for emerging artists: The Jiangsu Art Fair and the Scope Miami Art Basel Miami, which will be followed by a personal large exhibition in the capital of Oman Muscat.
      Rudolf says about his own creativity following words:
      “The greatest inspiration for me is the universe that is fulfilling my life’s credo of being the energy of the big bang, which has neither beginning nor ending. In my creativity, I’m following minimalistic legacy and I am searching for the ideal and pure form, which is perceived as “gestalt” – “an organized whole”. My aim is to contribute to the preservation of the old tradition of hand-blown glass together with developing and perfecting it.

      I hope to evoke in a viewer understanding of time and space, formed from a continuous flow of energy, which reflects all reality but at the same time, it creates and it swallows. In my works, I preserve the old tradition of hand-blown glass and on the other side, I am aimed to represent a new concept of layered glass and unique aesthetics of material”.

      Roland Helmer

      Since the 60s, Roland Helmer develops his constructive and concrete work with the utmost consequence. His abstract-geometric early work shows clear forms, quiet areas and is limited to a maximum of 7 or 8 bright colors. The variety of shapes is reduced in later work on narrow and wide lines in a vertical and horizontal screen layout. The color palette expands on certain issues by blends and underpainting with white and black. In painting concrete and constructive, he is one of those designers who bring a personal picture as part of an imaging system.

      Moto Waganari

      Lutz Wagner aka Moto Waganari creates transparent network-sculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three dimensional objects by a two dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure. His characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma. Moto Waganari’s sculptures seduce the spectator with their appealing beauty and sophisticated weightlessness.

      Marc Fromm

      Marc Fromm‘s carved reliefs and sculptures refelct the values of our every day culture. The artist introduces contemporary topics using the elaborate techniques of old mastery wood craft. Traditional religious altar scenes are reinterpreted as modern billboards just like former religious assurance is replaced by the promised land of advertising. Marc Fromm reveals the stereotypes of the advertisement industry and unmasks the fake glamour of today‘s commercialized products.

      Jessus Hernandez

      Jessus Hernandez lives and works in Southern California. He is a self-taught artist drawing inspiration from the diversity that abounds. Architecture and nature converge in his creations where he infuses vibrant color, linear form, dimension, light, and space to create geometric abstract art forms in a vast array of superimposed perspectives. Always intrigued with the placement of shapes and lines in cityscapes, he developed a love for architectural design which became the foundation for his artistic visions.

      Dirk Salz

      Dirk Salz works on paintings whose most striking feature is their high-gloss surfaces. These are the result of the use of multi-layered epoxy resins coated with pigments and the sealing with polyurethane varnish. The images of Dirk Salz always aim at the experience of the temporality of the seeing. They demand an active viewer, who takes the time to move back and forth, back and forth, before the initially closing works, in order to open up their complexity so slowly. Reflection in this work is thus in two forms in the game: optically as the mirroring property of the picture surfaces, as a reflection-aesthetic as the reflection of the viewer on his own visual experience.

      Marco Casentini

      Marco Casentini explores in his work spatial dynamics of color, texture and shape. He is inspired by designs of urban space and reflects geometrical and architectural questions. By decoding environments and urban structures that he perceives immediately, he deconstructs and interprets designs of architects, engineers and town planners. Casentinis use of radiant, bright or strong colors is stimulated by southern Californian or Mexican paintings of houses and dematerializes their architectural surfaces.

    • Press release 
    • CONTEXT Art Miami has established itself as one of the most prominent contemporary art fairs in the United States, dedicated to emerging and mid-career art and a proven destination and marketplace for top collectors. The combined exhibition space of CONTEXT and Art Miami showcases a roster of over 200 international galleries and covers 250,000 square feet. CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.

Artworks of the exhibition

With works by Yoshiyuki Miura, Jürgen Paas, Antonio Marra, Rudolf Burda, Roland Helmer, Moto Waganari, Marc Fromm, Jessus Hernandez, Dirk Salz, Marco Casentini