Tapping into themes of playful memories, Cuban artist Alexi Torres bridges the gap between nature and mankind in a contemporary context. He’s known for his oil paintings that appear as if knotted and woven, inspired from everyday essential objects such as feathers, tree leaves, basket weavings and distressed cloth. In partnership with Contessa Gallery and currently on display at The Sagamore South Beach, Miami Beach’s first 24/7 art hotel known for its year-round programming and museum-quality exhibitions, Torres creates 3D illusions that lock in the eye for an intimate look. Influenced by his upbringing, he views the process as planting an idea and harvesting it by stretching the canvases and priming his work. He starts and finishes each piece following the cycle of the waning moon, as did his ancestors during the harvest; ContessaGallery.com; SagamoreSouthBeach.com.
Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.
Step into a world where interior and exterior spaces meld to create a harmonious symphony of design, architecture and functional aesthetics that redefines spaces and leaves a lasting impact. Introducing a curated collection of DESIGN MINDS — industry leaders from some of South Florida’s top design firms who showcase their sources of inspiration and secrets to success.