Painters have been obsessed with death since the very first artist took the very first breath. (Pretty much everyone else has too, but that’s another story.) But while successive generations of Futilists might’ve chosen to speculate on the finality of it all, the more compelling creatives concern themselves with what happens on the way to The Final Frontier. That of course means life. It also means living. And the lovely decay inherent in the day-to-day.
The local art scene, in the geographically clustered area of South Florida, took slightly longer to make it into the mainstream. Having finally done so, a light is shone on the underground talent that worked hard for years to get the scene to where it is. It also means that events are spreading throughout South Florida along with growing excitement for the arts.
Anané and Louie Vega combined the power of NYC and South Africa’s finest to present Sunset Ritual featuring Uhuru, Luisito Quintero, Josh Milan, Black Motion, Oskido, The Musical Maestro, and Antonello Coghe at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
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…
A couple of years ago, when I first moved to the Design District/Wynwood area, the now demolished Chiquita Banana Plant (above) was still on NE 2nd and 33rd street. The plant particularly caught my eye because back then we were developing the “tropi” brand and banana’s were one of the symbols we initially used to associate it. As I got to know the locals, I discovered that the Chiquita Banana Plant I had my eyes on had been hit up by a local artist. I’ve gotten to know the artist and have been following his sketches, photography, and street art ever since.