September 1, 2017, Richmond , VA ....... Ghostprint Gallery is pleased to announce our ongoing participation in Aqua Art Miami. The art fair will open on Wednesday, December 6, with a VIP preview and continue through Sunday, December 10.
Thea Duskin will be Ghostprint’s solo artist featuring her tattoo performance and original artwork. She will be creating her version of “Flash,” which fair-goers can choose to have tattooed during daily Happy Hour (4-7pm). The original watercolor painting will be included in the cost.
Duskin is an internationally recognized tattoo master and co-owner/curator of Ghostprint Gallery. Duskin works in a variety of mediums centered around collage and painting which are incorporated into her tattoos in a trompe l’oeil manner. During 20 years of tattooing, she has created work on skin that is deferential to the body’s form. Many of her recurring motifs come from the natural world and are interpreted in a painterly manner that differs from Japanese and traditional styles.
Duskin’s work has been executed, shown and published nationally and internationally : Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland; the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia; the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas; (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC; Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York and Gallery Oder 24, Berlin, Germany.
Her publications include: BBC Culture, “Tattoos: 150 Years of Body Art” and Margot Mifflin, “Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo”. Most recently she was featured in Spike TV’s “The Art of Ink” series on tattoo styles in the Watercolor sequence.
With its proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami , Aqua is one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike.