Opening Night: Gustavo Oviedo’s Symbiosis on Exhibition at Shelborne SOBE

Wednesday, December 2 2020

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

The Shelborne South Beach is proud to present Symbiosis by Gustavo Oviedo in partnership with The Museum Of Graffiti, on exhibition in the hotel lobby during the exhibition’s opening night on Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cocktails will be served by Q Mixers, including Jose Cuervo margaritas.Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, discuss the exhibition and view a video installation on a big screen in the hotel’s Oasis Garden Oviedo will also sign copies of his Symbiosis book during the event. Due to current regulations and limited availability, reservations are required via Eventbrite.The night will celebrate art and culture, showcasing Oviedo’s works, including large paintings of loose sea-like forms, mixed media collages, and visual representations of otherworldliness devoid of human language or graffiti letters. His palette is as colorful as the brightest coral reefs dipped in fluorescent pigments. His ocean discoveries of shipwrecks, corals, and found pieces of pollution give power to his creative output and to a body of work that is rooted in marine life and the impact of the streets of Miami he once painted.Gustavo Oviedo, now 39, was born in Paris but was raised in France, Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico before finally relocating to Miami. In Miami, painting graffiti was a means to learn the city, connect with other teenagers and was a common language that helped him adapt to a new, foreign culture. With Miami’s art scene booming and adulthood calling, Oviedo broke away from the clandestine world of graffiti and decided to explore a part of Miami that didn’t include abandoned buildings and construction sites—the Biscayne Bay.Oviedo’s work conveys the beauty of our waters but screams out that he is not naïve to the recurring problem of mankind’s disrespect for this natural resource. According to Oviedo, “By highlighting the beauty and mystique of South Florida’s waters, this exhibit is an opportunity to use my artwork to call attention to a serious issue—the health and preservation of the Biscayne Bay.”
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