My Highlights from PULSE Miami Beach 2014

Alfonso Medina
Nov 24, 2014 11:04PM

I have always been attracted to photography, that’s why most of my picks are photos. I’m really interested in documenting current states of life. That’s also the reason why I picked Ramiro Gonzalez’s work—beautiful paintings that are portraying sometimes not so beautiful scenes.

My Selection:

Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, at Danziger Gallery

Andy Warhol, enough said.

Sasha Bezzubov, Earthquake #1, India, at Front Room Gallery

Documenting these scenes of natural disasters. A moment of beauty, a moment of reflection and thinking of endless possibilities of how, when, and if to rebuild.

Erwin Olaf, Keyhole Series, 2011, at Galerie Wagner + Partner

I have always enjoyed Erwin Olaf’s work. The way he builds his portraits, and the aesthetic quality of the backgrounds and environments.

Lothar Osterburg, Piranesi State1, 2008, at Lesley Heller Workspace

Beautiful photogravure. Piranesi’s drawings have always been very interesting for me, kind of imagined landscapes and cities. This image launches my imagination into far away landscapes.

Ramiro Gomez, No Splash, 2014, at Charlie James Gallery

What better way to reflect on labor and immigration issues than with a David Hockney-inspired background.

Dionisio Gonzalez, Dauphin Island 11, 2011, at Taubert Contemporary

Being an architect, I’ve always been attracted to Dionisio’s surreal architectural projects and reinterpretations of landscapes.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, UA Little Neck.  New York, 1976, at Danziger Gallery

The idea of opening up the camera shutter and exposing the film for the entire duration of a movie, gives this still image a different kind of depth, the factor of time. I’ve always loved Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work.

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Alfonso Medina