David Peterson doesn’t get fired up about trees or flowers. For him, it all starts with a stylish dress, an intricate watch or a particularly eye-catching advertisement. Peterson thrives on breaking the pieces that grab his interest down into their elements: color, line, shape, scale and finish. The process begins in Photoshop but ends with good, old-fashioned paint as the artist creates a stunning, minimalist piece out of whatever object captured his attention. “It’s my job as an artist to build upon the shoulders of my heroes and peers,” he says. “I’m connecting and presenting questions, ideas and forms that are relevant to the present.” See his work at Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery; 2630 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305.438.0220; DavidEPeterson.com.
With almost 20 years of experience in global marketing, strategic brand-building, innovative creative direction and disruptive, needle-moving partnerships and programming for some of the world’s leading brands, Christa Dabkowski is uniquely positioned to lead both consumer-facing brands and client-driven creative agency operations.
From sublime shopping sprees at Brickell City Centre to bringing a creative vision to life on the director’s table, the stylish professionals you’re about to meet each have a style spark all their own. Herewith: Miami’s Most Stylish Professionals, presented in all their epic glory in a modern throwback vibe for the ages.