The outside-the-box artistry of Juan Raul Hoyos consists of manipulating photographic images that he creates and then process electronically. “The images resulting from this method are then painted or printed with silkscreen frames,” he says. “In essence, I use the frame as one of my paintbrushes. They are really images of the city, urban landscapes of the places where I find myself; ongoing reflections of a life between the domestic and the urban.” One of his most notable works, Compound, a series of 4 different installations, each composed of 513 recycled paper bags silkscreen-printed in variable dimensions will be on display at Etra Fine Art during Art Basel Miami/Miami Art Week. “Compound speaks of how the design of our cities and the system for building them is rapidly heading toward a single standard,” he says. “Due to the application of a general formula to resolve a problem which might have more to do more with ‘dwelling’ than ‘inhabiting.’”; JuanRaulHoyos.net ; EtraFineArt.com.
Billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez unveiled his highly anticipated experimental arts center, El Espacio 23, with an intimate preview event for local community leaders and South Florida cultural luminaries
Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.