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Scope Miami Contemporary Art Show

 

Credit: Scope Art

Fine Art Maya is pleased to announce acceptance into the Scope Miami International Contemporary Art Show happening December 5-10, 2017.

With over 75 art fairs spanning more than 15 years, SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming.

Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows garner extensive critical acclaim and over 500 million annual impressions across print, digital and television.

With cumulative sales well over one billion dollars and attendance of 1.2 million visitors, SCOPE Art Show is the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world.

VIP OPENING SCHEDULE

Platinum First View

Tue | Dec 05 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry

VIP | Press Preview

Tue | Dec 05 | 4:00PM – 8:00PM

VIP card holders and Press only

GENERAL SCHEDULE

Wed | Dec 06 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Thu | Dec 07 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Fri | Dec 08 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Sat | Dec 09 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Sun | Dec 10 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

TICKETS |  ADMISSION

Free for VIP cardholders

Platinum First View | Tue | $150

General VIP | Tue | $100

Public | Wed – Sun | $35 | $30 for Miami Beach Residents

Student + Senior | Wed – Sun | $25

*Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the door with proper ID

LOCATION

801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Fine Art Maya Featured Artist: Sam Shendi

Awkward by Sam Shendi

 

Sam Shendi

Graduating in 1997 with a first class BA degree with honors from Helwen University of Fine Arts in Cairo, Egyptian born sculptor Sam Shendi creates joyfully coloured abstractions of the human figure which, with the subtlest of indicators, hints at the complexity of human interactions.

Shendi’s works references the work of “minimalism”, the style of paring-down design elements and focusing on the medium of steel, aluminium and paint. Some of his works are deceptively simple in form but include the qualities of metaphorical associations, symbolism and suggestions of spiritual transcendence, which is what the artist of the 60’s and 70’s were trying to avoid.

His works whittles down the human figure to its simplest form enabling the exploration of the idea of the human form as a vessel. So by reducing the human body to a container or minimal shape, his creations become centered on an emotion or an expression. The simplicity is no longer the end result and devoid of meaning but a revelation of a hidden truth and intellectual expression.

Shendi’s work, therefore takes a fine line between representation and abstraction. Whilst he appreciates the abstract form his interest is in the human and psychological dimensions to his sculptures. Stripping human nature down to its essence, and then expressing it in a sculptural language.

Firmly based in modernist morphology his colorful architectural forms abbreviate the human figure and nod to his background in monumental sculpture and interior design. Shendi juxtaposes cartoonish lemon, ultraviolet and pumpkin-coloured blocks, conjuring associations with children’s toys and industrial design and lending his pieces an emotive and playful quality. His candy-coated palette animates the archetypal themes he addresses in his work. Assisted by the use of colour to deceive the eye, flouting a sense of gravity and taking the attention away from the material also gives the work a strong optical impact.

Sometimes we may feel the tension which despite their moderate size almost bear a ‘’will to grow’’ into monuments that we could easily imagine standing in the center of any city or landscape. Pieces balance between public art, sculptural and on the border of design.

With laconic titles his work takes on themes both in subject and style and it is clear to see pieces that group together in an exploration of an idea. They form a visual story and a unique style. There is always one important element, functioning as a keystone connecting all his creation – the theme of a human being in his most genuine form. Shendi always develops his creation around subjects, which are common, understandable and important to all of us, no matter what our taste, age or cultural background may be.

Describing himself as a figurative sculptor it is important to Shendi that the work, however minimalistic still has an impact on the viewer visually and emotionally. Recognizing his work as both literally geometric forms and industrial materials but also with additional meaning in bringing back the idea of traditional academic sculpture of humanity and emotion, results in a distinctive blend of modernity and timelessness.

Manss Aval Features Artist on Artsy

The curators at Artsy picked Manss Aval to be a Featured Artist this past month on Artsy’s main Artist page. This is the central hub for Artsy’s audience of 700,000 collectors and art lovers both national and international to discover the most important artists on Artsy today across all cities.

Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 800,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 70,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art.

Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.

Divisible by Manss Aval

This is not the first time Manss Aval has been featured by Artsy. See the Artist’s previous years’ collections and winning features here. The site includes over 115 pieces of artwork for sale by the artist.

View Manss Aval Art for Sale

Source: Artsy

Art San Diego 2017 Recap and Highlights

Artist Manss Aval was at the recent  Art San Diego—a contemporary art show in the heart of southern California featuring an international slate of artists and galleries.

The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, Art Labs, events, and Art Talks focused on collecting. Now in its ninth year, the four-day event attracts over 15,000 high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events.

Art San Diego, held Oct 1– Oct. 31, 2017,  is the city’s only contemporary fine art show, ASD provides a compelling four days of cutting-edge art and media, specially curated programming, lively evening events, and more.

 

Source: Art San Diego 

Video: Redwood Media Group Events & Publications

Fine Art Maya at Scope Miami Contemporary Art Show

 

Credit: Scope Art

Fine Art Maya is pleased to announce acceptance into the Scope Miami International Contemporary Art Show happening December 5-10, 2017.

With over 75 art fairs spanning more than 15 years, SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming.

Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows garner extensive critical acclaim and over 500 million annual impressions across print, digital and television.

With cumulative sales well over one billion dollars and attendance of 1.2 million visitors, SCOPE Art Show is the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world.

VIP OPENING SCHEDULE

Platinum First View

Tue | Dec 05 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry

VIP | Press Preview

Tue | Dec 05 | 4:00PM – 8:00PM

VIP card holders and Press only

GENERAL SCHEDULE

Wed | Dec 06 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Thu | Dec 07 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Fri | Dec 08 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Sat | Dec 09 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Sun | Dec 10 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

TICKETS |  ADMISSION

Free for VIP cardholders

Platinum First View | Tue | $150

General VIP | Tue | $100

Public | Wed – Sun | $35 | $30 for Miami Beach Residents

Student + Senior | Wed – Sun | $25

*Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the door with proper ID

LOCATION

801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Manss Aval Finalist in The 2nd Charles Dodgson B&W Awards

Artist Manss Aval‘s artwork received Finalist designations in two art categories at the 2nd Charles Dodgson B&W Award. Manss Aval’s artwork, La Tour Eiffel Nuit Pluie (below) received Finalist in the Cityscapes category and his Como Ferry (bottom) received Finalist in the Landscape category.

This second edition of the annual Black & White Competition, The Charles Dodgson Award, named after the author of Alice in Wonderland, also known as Lewis Carroll, received 750 entries from 37 countries.

La Tour Eiffel Nuit Pluie by Manss Aval
La Tour Eiffel Nuit Pluie by Manss Aval

About The 2nd Charles Dodgson Award by TGA

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (now renamed as The Gala Awards or simply TGA) was incorporated launching an international competition for professional and amateur photographers. Winning images were exhibited on June 2010 at the Circle of Fine Arts and the two winners, Dilip Bhatia from India and Larry Louie from Canada, as well as the special selection of the Jury, John Delaney from US, were invited by The Gala Awards to attend the artist reception in Madrid.

Since then, TGA has provided juried competitions for professionals and amateur photographers from around the world to compete in five awards and selected thematic contests offering artists opportunities for awards and competitions. The four Awards are the Pollux Award, The Jacob Riis Editorial and Documentary Award; The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers, the Charles Dodgson Black & White Award, and the Robert Cornelius Portraits Award. It also The Gala Awards provide thematic competitions, such as The Urban & Rural Landscape Competition, and the Street Photography Competition.

TGA hosts the above mentioned Awards to honor talented photographers and as a means of establishing and maintaining a continuing effort to help them further their careers, and promote appraisal towards contemporary photography. TGA recognizes artists’ talent through competitions juried by industry leaders, exposing their work in the media, publishing their work, hosting collective exhibitions, and by exhibiting their work on line and in the Biennial of Fine Ar and Documentary Photography.

Como Ferry by Manss Aval
Como Ferry by Manss Aval

 

 

Manss Aval at Art San Diego 2017

Artist Manss Aval will be participating in Art San Diego—a contemporary art show in the heart of southern California featuring an international slate of artists and galleries.

The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, Art Labs, events, and Art Talks focused on collecting. Now in its ninth year, the four-day event attracts over 15,000 high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events.

Art San Diego, held Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, is the city’s only contemporary fine art show, ASD provides a compelling four days of cutting-edge art and media, specially curated programming, lively evening events, and more.

Check out a Show Recap from last years’ Art San Diego 2016:

Source: Art San Diego 

Video: Redwood Media Group Events & Publications

Stunning Review of Artist Manss Aval

The minimalist and surreal art by Manss Aval: an interior journey through Nature and Life

In the same way as other artists, Manss Aval – a Californian lover of nature, Life and its varied possibilities of transformation and change – is both a painter and a photographer. However, the photographer in him strongly prevails.

As we know from the end of the 1960’s, photography was supplanted by an objective documentation of reality, first with television and then computers. So with its vocation resized, in a certain sense, photography retreated into itself – the same occurred for painting at the end of the nineteenth century – to become almost self-referential.

As Giulio Argan rightly remarked as early as 1989, “it was through the confrontation with photography, that art gradually broke away to differentiate itself from the classic concept of mimesis and to form its own morphology and lexicon, without naturalistic roots. But the division did not last, photography entered that domain too: it presented itself as a more conceptual than technical action, potentially as creative as art and even more so.” So photography and the enjoyment of it became purely conceptual, so much so that this technique definitively entered the universe of Art and it was possible to see clear similarities in the various currents of contemporary art of the time, such as Informel, Lyrical abstraction, French Nouveau Réalisme, New Dada and Minimalism.

Throughout his professional life, Manss Aval has favored two clearly-documented paths that are seemingly contradictory but which actually complement his personality. On the one hand, we see geometric dynamism made up of symmetries – chromatic or even veering towards an icy black and white (see the Symmetries-monochrome series) – in his digital shots, surreally inspired by futuristic photography, which emanate evanescent fluids that in turn recall optical and kinetic art. On the other, we witness the rigor of a pure and essential shot, again in color or black and white, but one that is figurative, taken from the world that we observe every day (an elderly man sitting on a bench, a dead leaf in Still Moments, a flight of birds or a waterfall).

Interestingly, Manss Aval may experiment with the same shot – with its formal analogies both to traditional photography or manipulated with a post-production elaboration – either in a black and white or a color version, the latter then sometimes finding its pictorial evolution in an oil painting on canvas. Undoubtedly, there are two main factors that have influenced Manss Aval and these experiments: Minimalism and lyrical, broadly symbolic, suggestions.

Read more reviews on Artist Mass Aval’s website