Fabien Castanier Gallery
cordially invites you to the
opening reception of

CIUDAD MÁGICA

with Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez

on Saturday, September 30th, 6 – 9 pm

82 NE 26th St., Suite 111
Wynwood Arts District
castaniergallery.com
 

 

 

 

Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez three artists based in Miami, that convey vastly different styles, their works are inspired by the city’s rich cultural history and dynamic aesthetic. Miami is often referred to as the Ciudad Mágica (the magic city), a nickname born out of the city’s rapid growth. With its burgeoning transformation every year, the Miami art scene continues to evolve and this exhibition presents a focus on three particularly prolific image-makers.

 

 

Hoxxoh, Transfer, Mixed media on canvas, 31 in. diameter

 

September 30 – November 4, 2017

Douglas Hoekzema (aka Hoxxoh) began as a graffiti and street artist in Miami. Originally part of the MSG graffiti crew, Hoxxoh developed his own style that has evolved into an artistic practice that now adorns commissioned walls all over the city. He has mastered multidimensional abstract pieces that combine geometric and linear forms with an organic aesthetic. His new work for this show highlights his technique and mode of creation, investigating an intuitive manipulation of paint on canvas. The compositions are made with a variety of techniques, including a paint pendulum and a method involving the pouring of paint from one flat surface to another.

 

 

Andrew Antonaccio, Untitled, 3 layered UV printed 3.75 mm acrylic geared system mounted on pvc, wood and acrylic box, 29.5 x 29.5 in.

 

Andrew Antonaccio has become a strong force for urban art in Miami, most known for his black and white linear portraits and colored geometric abstractions created as part of artist duo, 2Alas. Now, Antonaccio presents his personal studio work that focuses on the juxtaposition of traditional aesthetics and the digital medium. He combines archived images with the new era or modern photography, creating abstract compositions. Some of his work even factors in an interactive element, in which capturing his pieces digitally will present an alternate appearance on the viewer’s camera. He utilizes this unique characteristic as a commentary on the overwhelming digital experience of our current generation.

 

 

Michael Vasquez, “275 North – OZ and Red”, Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 96 x 72 in.

 

Michael Vasquez’s work explores a world of misguided youth, subjects who are in search of acceptance and belonging amidst undeserved communities, broken homes, street gangs, and cliques. With his portraits, Vasquez presents groups of “extended families”, governed by their own sets of values and social codes. His work is deeply embedded with signs, symbols, and the performative bravado of his subjects, an examination of the reoccurring themes of masculinity, identity, and community. Vasquez’s work has been exhibited in numerous institutions, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (D.C.), the MDC Museum of Art + Design (FL), the MOCA North Miami (FL), and the Orlando Museum of Art (FL).

 

 

 

About the Gallery
Fabien Castanier Gallery is a contemporary art gallery, with locations in Los Angeles, Miami, and an office in Bogotá, representing both established and emerging international artists. The gallery cultivates an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on introducing cutting-edge contemporary art.

 

 

 

 

 

MIAMI
82 NE 26th St., Suite 111
Wynwood Arts District
Miami, FL 33137   
305.602.0207
Tues – Sat: 11 – 6
castaniergallery.com
 
LOS ANGELES
2919 La Cienega Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232   
310.876.3529