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A Virginia native, Chris has been creating various forms of art for over 26 years: Music, Pen & Ink Drawings, Comic Books, and Photography – but over time, as his life has brought with it new influences and experiences, his works have shifted into emotional abstract expressionism paintings.
Our first exhibition of his works, “The Long Journey” represents this current reflection in his art. Says Chris of this exhibition:
“The Long Journey represents several aspects of my life and the progression of my artwork – and the progression of what it has taken for me to get to this point, and also includes the continued journey ahead. These works reflect the human experience from conception to death and whatever comes after.” – Chris Butler
One of Trần Dân's interests is to find a broader possibility in the use of lacquer as a medium. In Vietnam, lacquer has been one of the most representative traditional mediums used in modern arts of Vietnam which has a typical concept, subject, and technique. Trần Dân is exploring beyond the traditional way that Vietnamese artists use lacquer in creating a painting and their subject matter. He is keen to develop his form and art output further: using lacquer with/as mix-material paintings/sculptures or (video) installations.
Gaining Inspiration from his passions in life such as Jazz, The Human Condition and Fine Architecture, this photographer and engineer has expanded his repertoire with "Fine Art Illustrations".
Our first exhibition of his “Digital Art Illustrations” begins with a small collection of works that explore the simple, yet complicated forms of one of the most basic geometric shapes – the line.
Gaining Inspiration from growing up in Miami and influenced by the pop art movement of the 70's and 80's combined with the New York Art, Music and Hip-Hop scene, Sonny Lee L returns to his birth state of Ohio to reconcile the color, splash and conceptual daring with a lyrical rust belt realism he saw everywhere around him, landing somewhere between Neon, Comic Books, Public Enemy and an old Country Song. This exhibition of digital art presents a visual representation of a modern struggle: to use a digital platform to find a humanity that connects a generation echoing the past while racing to the future, somehow leaving a present undefined.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, of Andalusian and Lebanese descent, Alés moved to the United States in 1984 and graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City. She received her MFA from the Miami International University of Art and Design. She is a dedicated student of philosophies and world religions and her spirituality has emerged as central themes in her work.
"Most recently, my socio-political experiences as a Latin American, immigrant, and female artist have come to the forefront of my inner dialogue and have coalesced as a central theme of my artistic voice." - Angela Alés
Born in Mexico in 1959, Benjamín has been creating fine art in multiple disciplines for over four decades. Visit his Museum exhibitions to see his amazing works inspired by his prolific career and everyday life.
"There is always something in everyday life to inspire you. Everyday brings a new fountain of inspiration." - Benjamín Hierro
From making soundtracks for erotic hotlines, thriller short films and TV advertisements, to industrial pop with like-minded artists from the other end of the world (Shane Etter of Reverb & The Verse). His music has ranged from aggressive electro punk on big stages and in small clubs (and at a time when electro punk was not at all considered being cool) with his first band Les Mercredis, to gloomy-adult pop as the duo HEARHERE, who cleverly continue what bands like Massive Attack or Portishead abandoned in the mid-2000s. Marco has embarked on a new era under the name HHNOI with modern modular electronic sounds. Come see the creations he has made just for TOROSIETE.
Hélios González, a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter/producer living in Miami, Florida has been writing and composing songs for longer than he can remember. After releasing several EPs over the years, he is now working on a new full release album, “En Blanco y Negro (In Black and White)”. We present an exhibition of his first video single from this work, "Llegar a Ti (Get to You)".
The basic concept of the works presented is to encourage the viewer to question their reality or briefly try to open their eyes to ideas that are not the norm in society or in the Mass Media, and for them to not accept these things as fact outright but instead for them to decide according to the individual's own thoughts and opinions to determine what is right or wrong and what is a lie or the truth. - Moisés Fragela
Painter and educator. The artist graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York and a Master of Art Education from Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico. His paintings have been included in exhibitions in Puerto Rico, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milledgeville (Georgia), Doral (Florida), Istanbul (Turkey), Florence and Venice (Italy). The artist’s work is part of both private and public collections including Museo de Arte de Caguas, Museo de Arte Francisco Oller and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance in Chicago.
Wilmer Herrison, originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, has developed his own technique of acrylic painting heavily influenced by the intricate weaving of the Amerindian tribes of Eastern Columbia and Western Venezuela.
Wilmer works and lives in France where he studied at the École du Louvre in Paris.
He has received recognition in his home country of Venezuela, with works displayed in two national museums: The Barquisimeto Museum and the Museum of Modern Art Juan Astorga Anta in Mérida, Venezuela as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Renata Santamarina is from Mexico City, Mexico. Inspired by the poet and philosopher Nezahualcoyotl, his poem "Un Recuerdo que Dejo (A Memory that I Leave)". Her paintings invite the viewer to return to nature: to have an animistic worldview again. It is an invitation to question their existence and find the answers in the petals, in the cocoons of the butterflies, and in the song of the birds and the air that carries them.
Discover who JazzTimes referrs to as “A master class on space and dynamics... an adept lyrical interpreter... tremendous tonal command.” Veronica Swift is a young jazz singer with an old soul and the pipes to take modern jazz by storm.
Amy has fine tuned her techniques and uses reactive metallic paints, acrylic resins and other materials to create vibrant, expressive explosions of color. Her abstract works explore the chemistry of combining different reactive paints and the fractal like images that result. She has expanded into digital art, using her original works as a basis to take them to limitless possibilities in a digital world.
River experiments with multiple art mediums – from Pen & Ink to Airbrush, to Watercolor to Acrylics. His works are always unique and the subject matter is not shy. River’s surreal works sometimes showcase the grotesque and he doesn’t steer clear of controversy, but that’s why we like him.
Rafael has been creating his unique style of abstract art using painted paper collages since 2004. This prolific artist has been exhibited in New York, Vermont and the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art.
In his photos, the parameters with which dreams are distinguished from reality confront purposeful obscurement. For Sebastian, working within the expansive continuum of light and dark produces a visualization of the fantasy that pervades both dreams and the subconscious.
Claudia García works relay feelings of innocence and peace to the viewer, and takes us on a journey to reflect on those beautiful years of our childhood that were full of magic and wonder - all with a touch of color of her beloved country of Mexico.
Henry creates vivid colorful paintings in a Pop/Lowbrow Surrealist style. Henry has recently been adapting the “characters” from his paintings into physical sculptures.
Focusing on spray paint and acrylics, Graham began doing graffiti art that has evolved into bold and powerful works with complicated and mind-bending patterns. An artist with a bold and energetic style, Graham’s exhibitions present his big city look in a Pop Contemporary Mathematical style that is all his own.