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is pleased to announce its exhibition:
Emerging & Established Miami Artists
Carlos Alejandro Hernandez
Magda von Hanau
Juan Pablo Castro
July 20 - October 30, 2017
THE SOHO BEACH HOUSE
4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Crossing between various disciplines, Valencia’s practice explores the transformative qualities of sacred spaces. Through the deconstruction of their visual-spatial elements, his work attempts to open a space of contemplation and meditation for the individual.
Born in Pereira, Colombia,1990. Lives and works in Miami, Florida. He attended Miami-Dade College and New World School of the Arts where he received a BFA in Painting. Valencia’s work has been exhibited in The Boca Raton Museum of Art; Little Haiti Cultural Center; Bridge Red Studios; Miami Biennale; The Cultural Conservancy, San Francisco, and most recently at the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami, FL; the South Florida Art Center, MDC North Gallery, the Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Mindy Solomon Gallery, and FAENA Forum.
CARLOS ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ
In his work, Carlos Alejandro uses a vast array of non-conventional materials such as: pills, hair, bottle caps, chop sticks, etc. He takes common objects out of their context and using different techniques, he transforms them into art pieces, resulting in an interesting eclectic fusion that shows a strong influence of the Dada movement in his work.
In his subject matter, one notices a great concern for the social aspect of the human being which to Alejandro, groups the universality of his environment, demonstrating a personal point of view that can put things in perspective, extending possible answers to common life issues such as human rights, spirituality, consumerism, recycling, etc.In addition to his gallery showings, he has participated in cultural exchanges, workshops and talks. He has also has done interior design for commercial spaces in Miami and Portland,OR.
Carlos Alejandro is currently based out of Miami, Florida.
JUAN PABLO CASTRO
Frames that capture the transformation from the everyday life into another reality. Images that explore how the future will look. Colombian photographer Juan Pablo Castro presents a
proposal that comes from the contemporary, but goes beyond what would be expected.
His background as an industrial designer has made him interested in the little things in life that make a difference.
With a fascination for color and shape, Castro translates his personal experiences into images that present characters, situations and stories, combining elements from the daily life under his distinctive perception, with a particular twist that makes each frame a piece of art. Industrial, eccentric, forward looking, Castro’s vision is a combination of different influences that are translated into deconstructed images.
MAGDA VON HANAU
Brazilian born Visual Artist Magda von Hanau is no stranger to the camera, her successful modeling and television career in Europe set the stage for her true passion of fine art and photography. Magda creates rare visual poems that evoke a sense of magic.
Her signature style turns classical into contemporary while playing with both form and architecture. The artist's aesthetic hints to her own personality, bold, colorful and dramatic with an unmatched attention to detail. The timeless elegance within each image Magda creates, gives rise to a new kind of powerful visual storytelling.
A collage lives thanks to the curious hands that choose specific pieces of paper, card stock, string, photographs and scraps, and rework them onto a surface to construct a different meaning, a novel identity, a fresh story. Such is the case with the recent body of work by Miami-based artist Roberto Fonfría (Caracas, 1969). Bridging disciplines as wide-ranging as photographic transfers to drawing and writing, Fonfría examines questions of consciousness, identity, happiness, humor, boredom, masculinity, money, and aging, exposing the centrality of time that pertain to each piece.