The Directed Art Modern at Superfine!
“Statements and The Fragmentation of Culture.”
December 1 - 4, 2016. The DAM (Directed Art Modern, www.thedirectedartmodern.com ) will be located in The Red Zone of Superfine! the coveted art fair presente during Miami Art Week. DAM brings 9 artists to its unique exhibition titled “Statements and the Fragmentation of Culture” by exploring the fragmentation of culture and making statements about this fragmentation through their many works. The direction of the exhibit, focusing mostly on shades and hues of a red palette is intentional and stand for the one thing that unites us all - blood, that no matter how we may differ - we are all somehow connected, and sadly it is culture - society that leaves one forever fragmented.
Among the DAM artists exhibiting at Superfine are:
Franck de las Mercedes of NYC will present 8-8.5 x 11 inch acrylic and ink works on paper that compliment the fragmentation in life through the many short and static lines he scatters throughout his work. De Las Mercedes will also present a large work on canvas entitled: Social Intercourse and The Privilege of Manhood (Mixed Media on canvas. 22 x 32IN. 2014), with the focal point being a police officer - here de las Mercedes leaves the interpretation of the role of law as the subject does not control his interpretation because he refuses to interact with the viewer.
Pablo Power, well known in the Williamsberg and downtown NYC art scenes is showing an installation of works that evolve from photography, mostly polaroids and how the photograph in and of itself represents fragmentation in that the camera catches one moment and then leaves the moment trapped. The trapped image then also becomes the definition of what is caught on film - or at least a partial definition - the problem being that one encapsulated moment cannot ever define anything in entirety, simply because time is ever changing and so too is definition.
Khotan Fernandez of Miami will exhibit 3 small works on paper using both gouache and watercolor. Fernandez, a keen observer documents what he sees in Miami’s streets and landmarks and turns his often satirical eye onto the society that he witnesses; he, like many finds certain faults and concerns when considering what life has become and how often greed replaces esthetics and tradition.
Ryan Heuvel, of North Carolina will show 4 small works exploring emotions.
Nirma Siesenop, currently residing in Berlin, Germany is making her debut with The DAM showing an abstract oil on canvas titled “Frontier”
Carlos Alves, a Miami resident artist will exhibit four works: 2 works on paper and 2 of his famous wood and resin pieces.
Mario Rossi, from Italy will show one of his digital works where he explores life through geometric patterns.
Rikke Darling, a Dutch artist who will show one of her soothing works on canvas completes the list of DAM artists in The DAM Superfine! exhibit.
The people behind DAM bring vast experience to the project. Melanie Prapopoulos, Multi- Format Artist, Board Member of 1800 Club (2011- present), Professor of literature and writing at Miami-Dade and Broward College, and founder of the Directed Art Modern with more than 16 years entrenched in all aspects of the art industry — which manages international artists and their ever developing portfolios as well as collectors with art acquisitions. DAM includes a team of Valery Francisco, co- founder of the Directed Art Modern, curator, and well-known leader in the art community who has directed contemporary art fairs, exhibitions and site specific installations since 2005 in Miami, the Caribbean and Central America; Joining them is Vivian Sangsukwirasathien, special events manager formerly at Sotheby’s as an Auctioneer with specialties in secondary markets; and Arthur Metz, an award winning marketing consultant and director of an international Marketing Consulting firm; plus an on-site support staff.