Ivan Jorge Roque, also known as The Lost Artist, is a Cuban-American urban artist hailing from the inner city community of Carol City, Florida. Next week, Ivan Roque’s Lost in Cinema series opens at Nac Gallery up in the FTL. Get to know Ivan Roque in this exclusive interview after the jump…
Stemming from Jessy Nite‘s fascination with text, NiteWriter.co is a typography studio devoted solely to the heritage and discipline of hand-drawn type.
Jessy Nite’s work has graced brands across the globe (including yours truly – Tropicult.com) with her playful colors, keen eye, andrazor sharp skills. Now, Jessy Nite is offering custom lettering, illustration, interactive and digital capabilities to the masses! Vist the brand spankin’ new NiteWriter.co then click & drag around to explore Jessy Nite’s typographical porfolio.
That’s not all the Benevolent Ruler has been up! We caught up with Jessy Nite who apparently has also been teaching the art of typography and hand lettering to international students at the Miami Ad School.
Daft Punk’s highly revered and mega catchy new single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams on vocals and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers has been out since April 19, 2013. And since then, it’s broken chart records and people just can’t enough of it. A plethora of remixes and reworks have already surfaced, but today, you’re in for a treat for one straight out of the 305.
If you’re a local music and/or party lover, chances are you’ve heard or seen Astari Nite‘s name on a flyer or Facebook event. Well, this energetic, Miami-based new wave/indie/post darkwave band is definitely no newcomer. Mychael Ghost (vocals), Albert Grey (guitar), Illia Tulloch (drums), and Miquell Monch Sallons (bass) have been rocking stages since the fall of 2007.
They have gotten the distinct privilege to open for major acts such as Assemblage 23, Modern English, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Apoptygma Berzerk and Stars. This band is currently a favorite of Miami’s The Kitchen Club event, and with good reason.
Today we celebrate the release of Astari Nite’s first single “Pyramids” from their upcoming debut album.
This Saturday, April 27th the Michael Margulies Artist Agency proudly opens the 101 Exhibit gallery doors to present The Valdeziacs, a solo exhibition featuring a culmination of the most recent works by local painter, Kiki Valdes.
The new artworks in The Valdeziacs are in itself is a nod to childhood nostalgia; the work transforms the characteristics of well-known and loved cartoon figures into complete abstraction.
Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it’s not. That’s why Miami’s The Hongs do it so well. They leverage their members’ talents to do so. In 2008, Jamaican-born musician Gordon Myers got this multinational group together and set out to make good music people can dance to, and they’ve managed to become one of the most popular bands in Miami’s music scene.
Gabriel Gimenez aka GGhas become a recognizable face in the Miami art scene. His art has made its way into many collector homes via his representation at Nac Gallery in Fort Lauderdale and his murals grace many walls such as O Cinema in Wynwood. GG’s main character, Fedo, stares at patrons in many bars with his signature disproportioned black eyes and wacky mouth.
The Fedo stickers have made their way around the world and the face can be seen in cities like New York, London and San Juan. Fedo has taken on many forms recently and for his latest solo exhibit GG used the character to paint a series favorite icons and characters from Andy Warhol to Mickey Mouse.
A collaboration with Del Toro shoes has pushed GG to a new level of recognition past the borders of the art world so I sat down with the artist to find out what he has been up to.