ART | MIX MNEDIA | SCULPTURE
GABRIELA GONZALEZ LEAL
Gabriela is a born storyteller and has the curiosity of someone who enjoys seeing the world through different lenses, each one enriching the vision of the other.
Gabriela González Leal
Artist, paper sculptor and Mix media Art.
“Money art is to redefine the concept we have of the banknote, its history and signs of identity. Giving it this new value allows people to see it with new eyes, to appreciate each pattern, each figure, each engraving”.
Gabriela González Leal (1981) lives in Mexico City. She is a graduate of the “La Esmeralda” School of Visual Arts. She has developed her projects in artistic residencies both in Mexico and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was nominated for the 12th International Senefelder Lithography Award 2020 (Germany), Honorable Mention at the IX International Miniature Majdan Art (Serbia) and finalist in the Alfara International Engraving Competition (Spain). Her work has been presented both in Mexico and in the USA, Serbia, Germany, England, Spain, Argentina, Panama, Uruguay, Cuba and Peru. She is part of outstanding collections:
Banco de México, Zuckerman Museum (Florida) and Peñol Historical Museum (Colombia).
Gabriela uses various contemporary and traditional media and techniques. She questions and works with concepts such as childhood, play, value and power, understanding today’s society in contrast to her Mexican roots and ancestors. For her, the creative process is a meditation vehicle that invites the viewer to reflect on her own reality. The artist investigates, documents, experiments and plays with her own and foreign languages to achieve her own discourse.
Gabriela is a multi facetic Mix Media artist her creativity is inmense and never ending, finding objects that transformed become amazing creations and she does it with foot balls, when they are worn and enough games have seen their life span, is when she comes along and creates from them detailed masks with Aztec influences and tribal details, we admire her creativity and support her artistic work.
An amazing walk to to patterns and landscapes and the sudden beauty and masculinity.
David Rule aka createDRule
Fine Art Artist, Mix media.
“Creativity to me…is growing, experimenting, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes,
getting lost and coming back.”
Inspired by artists that use simple yet impactful imagery I am continuously developing my own
style which is ever evolving and reinvented sometimes with each new piece. I try to keep it
interesting and convey that inspiration in my own work. l don't compartmentalize my work and
don’t always know what the end result will be when I start a piece of work . Continually thinking
from conception thru execution, making changes, sometimes starting over is common practice
for me finally reaching that point on a piece that I am proud to sign my name to.
My main mediums are charcoal, pastel, and acrylic. My work reflects a bold use of color, black
and white. Giving the viewer, admirer, collector a strong impact in their eyes is my main purpose.
I am a Visual Artist Who makes an effort to push my style forward with every piece. I welcome witness this discipline of mine
“The complexity of each creation is a testament to the complexity of the spectator.”
Step into the cypher and meet the creator Oluwarotimi (Timi) Ogundipe, a South Florida muralist and illustrator with a proclivity for expressionist spherism. Inspired by Bauhaus, and Outlaw art, the self-proclaimed circle priest imbues shapes and colors into abstract works of art with an underlying philosophy that is universal. There is an identifiably quantum element to his raw circles, which are imperfect just as nature would intend them to be. His elaborate, freeform linework speaks to a multi-dimensional audience, beckoning impressionism by tapping into the imagination of the viewer and encouraging them to encounter themselves as they experience the work. The complexity of each creation is a testament to the complexity of the spectator, as each piece catalyzes the pioneering spirit of the mind. It is art that lives within the sweet spot of uncertainty, of beautiful things yet to be discovered. It is art that acts as a quantum calculator, reflecting addition and multiplication in a proliferation of patternism and tiny details that result in a greater composition, like little fragments of the universe interconnected harmoniously to create the whole.
Milena is an Italian artist with a very refreshing take on a crisp Apple Art.
“I have experimented with various techniques wandering around and trying to find my identity.”
Art is the medium that better helps me to express what I live. I have experimented with various
techniques wandering around and trying to find my identity, from school after school… moving from
painting to sculpture and short movies. I won the first painting award at the national competition of my city “Artestrasse” in Brescia, Italy.
My art has been shown at various exhibitions and art fairs, not only in Italy but also abroad. I was also a finalist in the Artbox Project Miami 2.0 art competition. “Catch Diversity” was born as an artistic installation from an autobiographical story, in order to represent apples as human beings. “We are all similar but different…unique.”
Taking inspiration from the figure of the apple and using its shape as a constructive base, I then modified the exterior of each one, thus obtaining a sort of colourful portrait of a society in which
there is a common shape and a different culture.
Anthony believes in mentorships and spends a great deal of time teaching less seasoned artists the ins and outs of the arts industry and art business. He is only able to do so because he has spent a great deal
of time perfecting his own craft, cultivating a printing company and expanding a product line which includes fine silk scarves, and coloring books. Anthony is an excellent draftsman with a discriminating eye for extreme detail.
“My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely.”
Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it.
Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.
Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. However, his impact on the art world is equally immense and all encompassing. He wears many hats, including master artist, curator, and arts influencer. Additionally, his work has helped change the landscape of South Florida, through the planning, creation, and execution of innovative arts programming in a city not well recognized for its artistic offerings.
His think-tank, turned museum, Continuum PB Art Fair co-founded with wife Trina and partner Craig
Mcinnis, provides upscale must attend shows that tout cutting-edge art, lectures with industry
professionals. silent auctions, black tie affairs, fashion shows, live painting and musical performances.
The shows have an expansive reach including local and national partners such as Bombay Sapphire and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Noting the lack of exhibition opportunities for minorities, Anthony and Trina created ‘ The African Diaspora Exhibition ’, a show focused on the beauty and culture of black and brown people representing the African and Afro-Caribbean descendants of the African Diaspora.
Under the moniker of their company ATB Fine Artists and Designers, Anthony and Trina instituted several ventures including No More Starving Artists a registered 501c3 whose dual mission is to provide artist project grants and to aide artists experiencing difficulties or hardship.
His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice
of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells
their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. His works draw on vibrant colors, jewel-tones, and powerful figures that stand-alone void of frivolous and unnecessary backgrounds.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. Some include: the Endangered Species of Florida Exhibition at the Paul Fisher Gallery, the Collaboration: African Diaspora; the CONTINUUM PB Art Fair, a pop up exhibition (which all three shows were co-created and curated by his company ATB Fine Artists; Designers LLC); juried exhibit at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; Wild Things, an art exhibition benefiting the Rare Species Conservatory; and Elements, a collaboration with three artists to promote the understanding of South Florida’s ecosystem and The Everglades.
He has works in permanent collections including “Freedom” at the Old School Square’s Cornell Museum
Permanent Collection and “Esperanza Spaulding” at Broward College, Bailey Hall.
Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to
pursue their own creative talents. As the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers, he educates, adjudicates and curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts community.
His inspirations come from optical illusions, pop art , and surrealism. Using these elements he tries to show the world a new perspective combining experiences and memories into his art.
Artist, Clothing Design, Graphic Designer
“I Believe Art grows with the Artist and that we shouldn’t limit ourselves.”
Alain Georges (b. 1994, Brooklyn, New York. Although he was born in the united states Alain spent the first 9 years of his life in Haiti. Because of this he is able to speak more than one language. Earn a B.F.A from the Miami international University of Art and Design in 2015. On his last year of college, he developed his own unique style that he calls checkered surrealism, which is a combination of optical illusions and surrealism. With this formula he is able to explore different subjects such as Portraiture and landscapes. He is also knowledgeable in graphic design where he has been able to create his own clothing line. Alain Believes Art grows with the Artist and that we shouldn’t limit ourselves. This is why he explore so many subject matters with his style. His paintings have been collected Nationally and internationally for more than 7 years. In places like Geneva, Switzerland here he did his first solo show for the Haitian embassy on Haitian flag Day. He has also presented in group exhibitions such as Raw Artist, Miami (2015), Fort Lauderdale: Revolution Live (2016) and New York: Highline Ballroom (2018). Lucid Gallery (2015), Secret Garden: Siglo Events (2016). Art Showdown: Wynwood 5th Ave (2017), Mural At zoo Miami (2017) for Jose Milton foundation. Miami New times: Artopia (2017). K.F.C Caribbean Commercial (2017). Art Garden: Local Art Club (2017), MC Studios: Group exhibition (2018) and Mural for the Hope Mural foundation in (2019) which is artist working with juvenile kids. He Lives and Works in Miami, Florida.
He is An artists book carver a pioneer in book sculpture. An art book is a harmonious composite of design, form, content, and context with no one area dominating or responsible for the intended with the intrincate designs Ted Wray creates with so much attention to detail it’s structural and conceptual properties envelopes the spectator creating a visual scavager search of multitud of images.
Artist, Paper Sculptor, Musician
“Stop dreaming and start cutting.”
I was burnt out as a solo acoustic artist, so I asked the Muses for guidance. They pointed me toward finding the uncommon in everyday objects.
I was already an admirer of the book sculptor, Brian Dettmer, and knew I needed to bring my own fingerprint to the art form. Following these inspirations, I started cutting books, not knowing what would emerge. Early experiments bore fruit and my style developed slowly.
From a visually interesting book, I combine organic and geometric shapes, realistic and abstract images. Adding nothing, I only remove distracting elements. I like catching glimpses of what is hidden behind the pages. Not all is revealed at once; many mysteries are hinted at, as each piece suggests both order and chaos amid the pages, as in the psyche.
I love to invent structures with colors, and with structures I want to create moods. Abstract painting is perfectly suited for this purpose: it stimulates the viewer to imagine their own perspectives and insights.
“I love colors and I paint my world colorful, I love the surprise of the color mixes, when they break through while scraping them out.”
For many years now painting gives me the freedom to create things unseen. I am interested in designing mood. My works are filled in, I create with palette knives, cut out layers, paint with brushes – till each piece assembles to an organic whole. Inspiration for my pictures I find in my surroundings and while travelling. I love colors and I paint my world colorful.
I paint my series »skylines of the future«, because I believe that skyscrapers
gain more and more importance for our life from now on. Why? Around 8
billion people already live on earth, world population is growing rapidly – but
space is limited. Therefore we inevitably have to build upwards.
With a scraper I scrape out skyscrapers which reach for future skies. For me
they represent progress. Green oases of calm close to the sky: that is my vision.
In my abstract series I fill in colors in multiple layers. In some pictures there are
30 layers on top of each other. I love the surprise of the color mixes, when they
break through while scraping them out … Enjoy the energy when the
underlying colors pour out!
The »city of the future« shows skylines of major cities in the world. Skyscrapers inspire me, some of them overwhelm with their tremendous aesthetics. I want to transfer their force to the screen so that the energy of the high-rise cities can radiate to the spaces.