Art Basel Miami 2016

Paula Cooper Gallery Sol LeWitt Incomplete Open Cubes 5/1, 8/5 and 8/9, 1974 © Art Basel

Paula Cooper Gallery

Sol LeWitt

Incomplete Open Cubes 5/1, 8/5 and 8/9, 1974

© Art Basel

As the most exciting and important time of the year for the Miami Art world and indeed one of the most important events on the international art calendar, Art Basel encompasses all that is inspiring and diverse about contemporary art and fashion. Held in the heart of Miami, the art fair stretches across the first week in December, attracting more than 82,000 art enthusiasts from around the globe.

With over 250 galleries being showcased at Art Basel, they have always remained committed to displaying both fresh and important artwork from the 21st century, along with a selection of some of the world’s most admired artists. Attracting the ‘newest of the new’, each artist works hard to produce their best pieces to show to the admired, fashionable crowd.

From abstract sculptures to colourful oil paintings, Art Basel in Miami embraces all avenues of art, celebrating the weird and the wonderful. With the love of art at the core of Ennigaldi, we have picked out some exhibitions and artists that we are most excited about.

 

Franz Ackermann

Colour is key in Franz Ackermann’s art. Working with rich and explosive colours to create characterful collages, Ackermann’s pieces each portray a distinct and eye-catching scene that just calls for the attention of every art lover.

A German painter based in Berlin, Ackermann uses inspiration from new places and new sights to create pieces that centre on themes of travel, tourism, globalisation and urbanism.

Franz Ackermann,  Gelbe Wolke, 2008 oil on canvas 354 x 283 x 5 cm, © Meyer Riegger

Franz Ackermann,  Gelbe Wolke, 2008 oil on canvas 354 x 283 x 5 cm, © Meyer Riegger

 

Francesca Pasquali

As an artist, Francesca Pasquali uses texture to create forceful pieces of artwork. Experimenting with a number of different materials, including plastic, wood and even broom bristles, Pasquali captures the innovative attributes of contemporary art. Her playful pieces have been exhibited across the World, and are in full display at Art Basel in Miami this year.

39000 Light Straws by Francesca Pasquali, 500 x 120cm, 2011, Neon Campobase, Bologna  Img source: http://www.francescapasquali.com/

39000 Light Straws by Francesca Pasquali, 500 x 120cm, 2011, Neon Campobase, Bologna  Img source: http://www.francescapasquali.com/

 

Another feature of the Art Basel show in Miami are the public exhibitions, were over 20 large-scale sculptures and installations by leading international artists are being placed around Collins Park.

Camille Henrot's ‘Dropping the Ball’ will be one of the pieces featured in Collins Park.

As a piece of artwork taken from her series of large bronzes first shown in her exhibition ‘Monday’, this sculpture will showcase her ability to, as an artist, portray both figurative and symbolic characters in her work. Using simple shapes and soft colours, Henrot creates a beautiful piece of work that successfully reflects art as all encompassing.

Dropping the Ball by Camille Henrot, bronze, iron and copper Sculpture , Image Source: www.artbasel.com

Dropping the Ball by Camille Henrot, bronze, iron and copper Sculpture , Image Source: www.artbasel.com

 

Art Basel runs in Miami from the 1st until the 4th December and will be sure to expose the brilliance of modern and contemporary art. 

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