ARTS & COLLECTIBLES
Lucid Design District, Miami Design District’s newest
art gallery, FRESCO, showcases “Fresh Starts.”
Acrylic Paintings: Fluidity and metamorphosis dominate Stier’s paintings. In a new body of works titled “Volar,” the hummingbird’s movement denotes an out-of-body experience and, more significantly, the transfer of sustenance to form new life.
Beatriz often incorporates lace and thread in her style, thus invoking the sense of touch in her art. She creates color-rich art by leveraging spray paints, oil chalk, acrylic inks, and more.
Textile Art: Chialva’s pieces are done entirely on wool felt, which is cut, dyed, and knitted by hand, piece by piece. Each piece is an eternal journey to Patagonian fields since the wool from the region never loses its smell.
Sandra De Souza
Mixed Media: De Souza’s Peruvian roots are a strong influence on her style, characterized by unique, organic textures and bold, bright colo She creates primarily larger-scale pieces, from abstract to surrealist- inspired mixed media paintings.
Mixed Media: Gosselin works her paintings in successive layers. She mixes dripping, knife technique, and
brushes in her work. She loves working with epoxy resin to complete her work. She reveals a new series incorporating gold, silver leaf, and Swarovski crystals.
Oils on Pure Chilean Linen: Montich
expresses her interest for the natural world, which she defines as the physical and material world that remains in its original state without the intervention of human beings.
Established in 2021 as a studio and exhibition space for founder Payal Tak’s artwork, Lucid Design District opened as an art gallery during Art Basel Miami 2022. The concept was born from Tak’s desire to connect with the community through collaborative art exchanges, and he now hosts group exhibitions, educational art talks, and artist networking events. Its latest show, FRESCO, features 12 international artists that showcase new works identifying with the concept of “a fresh start.” From textile art to mixed media works to oil paintings and digital art, art collectors will find a great diversity of artistic media.
Mixed Media: Tak uses untextured paint to develop textures without mixing external mediums but by simply placing layers upon layers on
each other. She uses kitchen tools to give shapes to her works.
Acrylic Paintings: Frankel’s artwork is
intuitive and non-conceptual. His paintings feature contrasting bright colors with unusual shapes and patterns.
Mixed Media: Alyawer’s paintings and sculpturesare infused with vivid,
bright colors and varied textures. Scratches and splashes of paint represent life’s unexpected surprises.
For the participating artists, “fresh start” could mean the thrill of applying paint on a blank canvas, or it can infer a life change, career move, or a traumatic turn of events. These life experiences are fundamental components of the artistic process and metaphysical journey. No matter the circumstances, what binds these artists together is the ongoing need to create and communicate. They bring their inner world outside and make their subconscious conscious. The exhibition embodies fresco, an ideal world accessible to everyone wishing to find it.
Acrylic Paintings: Bhandari borrows from the visual vocabulary surrounding us. Form and color play an intense role as they seek to provide meaning and purpose to these works.
The artists who will participate are
Alejandra Stier (Argentina),
Anne Beatriz (Brazil),
Emilie Gosselin (Canada),
Graciela Montich (Argentina),
Hiba Alyawer (Washington D.C.),
Payal Tak (Miami),
Robert Frankel (Chicago),
Sandra De Souza (Peru),
Silvina Chialva (Argentina),
Simi Bhandari (Washington D.C.),
Tanja Ličina (Serbia),
Victoria Lopez (Argentina).
Lucid Design District
10-12 NE 41 St., Miami, FL 33137
11 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
Additional hours by appointment.
Oil Paintings: Ličina examines different
concepts and norms within contemporary societies and her inner worlds, mainly focusing on the subconscious, absurdity, nothingness, fluidity of time and idea of death/endings, sexual orientation, and
Digital Art: Lopez’s work engages with themes that are indicative of the time, often featuring work that is provoking,
experimental, and playful. She pushes the boundaries of visual delight as she explores ideas of simplicity, femininity, and movement.