• CONTEXT Art Miami 2019
    CONTEXT Art Miami 2019
    CONTEXT Art Miami 2019
    CONTEXT Art Miami 2019
  • About the exhibition
  • CONTEXT Art Miami 2019

    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 B11

    Tuesday, December 3
    Platinum VIP Preview - 4:30pm - 6pm
    Tuesday, December 3
    VIP Preview - 6pm - 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 4 - 11am - 8pm
    Thursday, December 5 - 11am - 8pm
    Friday, December 6 - 11am - 8pm
    Saturday, December 7 - 11am - 8pm
    Sunday, December 8 - 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 
    • Eike König

      Eike König is a ’world renowned graphic designer‘ and founder & creative director of Berlin-based creative collective HORT. Eike’s artistic work is celebrated for it's conceptual, emotional, visual - sometimes playful, but always deliberate approach. Eike is also a professor at the University of Arts, HfG Offenbach.

      Moto Waganari

      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.

      Ralf Schmerberg

      Ralf Schmerberg’s artistic practice explores the boundaries of society, continuously expanding and redefining them. Looking closely at those around him, his photographs enter the various layers of humanitas to conjure up new emotional spaces. Schmerberg acts on impulse, rejecting the idea of staged or carefully constructed compositions in favour of intuitive moments that are given form in an image. A searcher by nature, Schmerberg uses art as a tool to pursue his spiritual quest. This perpetual process of seeking and finding is ultimately what he documents in his works.

      Marck

      The video sculptures by Swiss artist MARCK are more than a simple combination of video and sculpture: They are a logic consequence of his extensive examination with films and videos, multimedia based projects, performances, music and sculptural as well as kinetic objects. The examination of humans and their world of feelings is central to MARCK's oeuvre.

      Henning von Gierke

      The well-renowned Munich based artist Henning von Gierke has long since caught the attention of an international audience which has been intrigued by his realistic painting. In his works von Gierke questions our existence in the context of nature, religion and philosophy. His rich oeuvre consists of classic topics deriving from Greek mythology and Christianity just like portraits, still lifes or interiors. Not only as a painter but also as an opera-director and stage designer von Gierke is much asked for. For his film settings he has been awarded the highly respected „Deutscher Filmpreis“ in Gold and the „Silberner Bär“.

      Stefan Szczesny

      Stefan Szczesny, who became known in the 1980s as a protagonist of the Neue Wilde (New Wild) movement in painting, is now among Germany's most significant contemporary artists. Although he is primarily a painter, he also develops domains such as graphic design, sculpture, photography, stage design fashion and design. One very important area is his ceramic oeuvre, which comprises some 4000 works. Born in Munich, he lives and works in Saint Tropez, but also has a studio in Berlin.
      The natural and cultural landscape that surrounds his chosen place of residence is a never-ending source of inspiration for Stefan Szczesny. Living in the midst of idyllic nature, with a view of the deep-blue sea and sun-flooded vineyards, Szczesny has developed the credo of a radical optimist: "The world is beautiful. Enjoy it with all your senses while you have the time to do so!"
      The sensuality and joy, which are the direct result of Stefan Szczesny's close bond with nature, are major elements in all his works and are expressed in countless images of bliss on earth, full of purity and beauty of creation. His steel shadow sculptures are easily accessible: moving female nudes carrying fruits, which remind the spectator of Eve, the epitome of sensuality and symbol of paradise lost.

      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.

      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.

      György Gáspár

      György Gáspár's work can be associated with deconstructive architecture. Fragments of sculptural forms are recognizable, reminiscent of a mathematical system. In a certain way, the organic network of precise geometric lines and elements inside the glass seems to expand. Deep psychic experiences become possible. In a complicated process, the artist layers differently painted transparent glass panes on top of each other, thus creating his glass sculptures. The classical character of the glass, its brilliance and its imposing appearance play less of a role here. His focus on deconstruction is apparent in the strong contrast between the outer form and the inner system. Gáspár not only overcomes traditional sculptural principles by focusing on architectural disciplines, but also explores the border between image and sculpture.

      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.

      Zsuzsanna Kóródi

      „I always think in layers. The layers induce parallel and perpendicular images, which move in both space and time, and characterized by a repeating rhythm. In my sculptures and images, the visual image, movement, or geometry of light is always created between two such layers at a given distance from one other. I incorporate handcraft, as well as industrial and digital technologies in my work. I combine these to evoke the delicate contrasts that helps me expose a given problem. I am mostly interested in monochromatic plane-forms and, lately, in color transitions. I create upscaled lenticular lenses out of glass rods by cutting, polishing and glueing. These big lenses gave me the opportunity to get multiple phases of the same image just like an animation. The image is moving and changing with the viewers moves and not only to two directions. If you stand front of the image and steps closer and closer you will see more and more colors as the focus of the lens is changing. I used squares and rectangles to visualize the pixels of a screen with vivid colors. I also played with the 'resolution' of the pixels to get the composition. The colors next to each other generates optically mixed colors like in pointillism.”

      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.

    • 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.