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Manss Aval Clothing Line Expands

Clothing-line-by-Artist-Manss-AvalArtist Manss Aval announced last year he was launching his first line of art-printed clothing, including accessories. Artistically designed prints have been transformed into a georgous assortment of women’s garments, scarves, handbags, totes, and even pillows.

This year, Manss Aval has been busy participating in numerous art exhibitions, fine art photography  contests and adding more items to his beautiful clothing line collection.

Artist Designed Tapestries — Featuring brilliant color and crisp prints, VIDA custom-made tapestries infuse any room with effortless originality. Available in three sizes, Manss Aval’s tapestries make subtle, sophisticated accents or bold conversation pieces.

Artist Designed Prints turned into tapastries

See Artist Manss Aval’s clothing collection here.

 

Scope Honored by City Of Miami Beach Following Record Breaking 17Th Edition

Virtual tour of SCOPE Miami

Unprecedented crowds filled the Atrium of the SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion as its 17th edition opened on Tuesday, December 5th.

Against an ocean backdrop, VIPs enjoyed cocktails from Bombay Sapphire and light fare from Shokudo, cast in the glow of Felipe Pantone’s monumental site-specific installation courtesy of Mirus Gallery.

Celebrating a landmark year for the art world’s first satellite fair, SCOPE’s Founder and President, Alexis Hubshman, was honored by the City of Miami Beach Commission for the show’s achievements, in a bill sponsored by Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, and Commissioners Michael Góngora and Kristin Rose Gonzalez. Accepting the award, Hubshman thanked SCOPE’s host city of Miami Beach, and renewed the show’s commitment to eco-friendly production and community engagement.

Take a virtual tour of SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 HERE.

SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 Press Release Source

Join Fine Art Maya at SCOPE Miami Beach International Art Show

                                                                          Credit: Scope Art

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH RETURNS TO OCEAN DRIVE FOR 17TH EDITION

Fine Art Maya Gallery will be at  the Scope Miami International Contemporary Art Show this week from December 5-10.

“The 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 55,000 visitors over the course of 6 days.”

“Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for emerging contemporary art market.” — Scope Miami

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

 

A Brief Bio of Artist Manss Aval

Manss Aval is an Artist and long-time Fine Art Photographer who works and resides in San Diego, California. Inspired by Nature’s patterns and textures his works transform inanimate objects into faces, designs and complete figures that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective. As primary medium he concentrates on photography, acrylic and oil on canvas, and mixed media techniques. Among his other interests are sculptures, video and film. He has a broad background in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).

His fine art and photographic work has received many national and international awards. He has exhibited in over 50 juried solo and group shows in New York, San Diego, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Miami Beach and international venues, including Barcelona, Florence, Merida, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Toronto. His museum shows include the Louvre and San Diego’s Athenaeum Museum.

His creative work has been recognized by over 25 national and international awards: he is recipient of an International Fine Art Photography Award, 2013, and was selected by Art Platform’s Vanguard Visionaries project, Arttour International Magazine’s “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art” 2015, ArtBuzz 2014 Juried Fine Art Search, Winner in the 6th Artslant Showcase competition, 2014, YourDailyPhotograph.com, 2014, the International Art Festival Committee, New York, 2014, the Toronto Star Photography Awards, 2014, the Texas Spirit Art Show National Juried Art Competition, 2014, Four Points Contemporary, Carlsbad’sWilliam D. Cannon Art Gallery 2013 Juried Biennial.

He was featured artist of Art & Beyond Magazine in 2014 and his work has appeared in several publications, including “Contemporary Art of Excellence”, “Internationale Kunst Heute – 2015”, “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art”, and “The Art of Creativity”.

To see Manss Aval’s art and most recent publications, visit his website – Manss Aval Art. 

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.