Art Basel Miami Beach is coming up this December and is one of the most exciting times for the art world. Miami experiences the international art scene first hand and it makes for an eclectic art atmosphere. The art collectors from around the world converge on Miami to purchase specific art and to scout new artists emerging.
Here’s a great video that gives an overview to the excitement and fun flow of art that engulfs Miami during Art Basel.
An art collector can find almost any type of style and medium in the art spectrum. There are of course painting, sculptures, photography, and even the unusual art installations. Depending on the shows that are scheduled, you can even witness performance art by talent from across the globe.
The point is that art in Miami is alive and pulsing with excitement during this time of year. It’s a great time to be in Miami and to be an art collector.
When viewing sculptures every eye can see something different and each person brings their own perspective. It’s important for any artist and art collector to recognize this and be understanding to the context of the sculpture. This fact aside, there’s an important aspect of emotion that a piece of art elicits and that’s what makes a work stand out.
There are certain universal themes in life and love is one of those threads that connects all people from all cultures. This can mean different things to different people and display itself in many variations. However, one thing is very clear art and the emotion of love has been a constant. In fact, it’s very difficult to singularly define love and that’s why it’s been a topic of poems, paintings, music, and all forms of expression.
The movement of a sculpture is a paradox – obviously it doesn’t move. The movement we are referring to is something that happens inside the spectator – it’s an emotional shift. This particular sculpture in the photo below is from the Soulmates collection. There’s an amazing shift the eye makes as it views this imagery and how the two people connect with each other to create one.
The creation of movement inside a viewers mind is an amazing challenge. The obstacle is how to make a inanimate object spark movement. There’s no clear explanation, it either occurs or doesn’t – you be the judge.
Rimonim Art Gallery, based in South Florida, showcased the bronze sculptures of Beatriz Gerenstein at this summer’s Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair in Seoul, Korea and Shanghai Contemporary. Beatriz Gerenstein has a following in both the United States and Asia. Recently returning to Miami from these art shows, Beatriz is excited about the multi-cultural interest in her work and believes that the connections will continue to grow. The main reason for the cross-cultural appreciation amongst art collectors is the fluid movement on the bronze sculptures and the themes they focus on – imagery of humanity, spirituality, and eternal love.
Beatriz was popular while presenting her bronze sculptures, she wowed the collectors in her signature attire. Those that attended remember her bronze sculptures and cannot forgot the artist behind them.
At the recent show in Seoul, Korea, the bronze sculptures of Beatriz Gerenstein were presented alongside the paintings of Boun Fine Art Space. Boun is an Asian artist that is highly respected for his painting techniques and majestic images (top photo). The combination of fine painting and bronze sculptures was a perfect match that really engaged the crowd. Both Boun and Beatriz were approachable during the show to answer questions and interact with art collectors.
The sculpture titled, Mother in Red Dress is a remarkable bronze sculpture that directly connects the metal with the theme. This is a skill that art collectors and admirers recognize. Art collectors each connect to a piece differently; however, there is typically a common thread connecting the bronze to the subject.
In this sculpture of the mother and the baby, it is an impact-full image of peace and love between mother and child. Her there is an effect of the baby being melted directly with the mother. The bronze is one and the connection is one of instant harmony.
Beatriz uses the imagery of mother and child a lot and the power of those figures in bronze clearly connects the point. Art is something that speaks to people on many levels, those that experience the beauty of a sculpture understand the connection.
This sculpture can be seen as part of the bronze collection involving mother and child – Unconditional Love.
The signature imagery that Beatriz uses in the tree sculptures is a melded combination of human limbs and tree branches. This demonstrates the human connection to nature and the undeniable reach and roots people have in this world. The use of bronze is the perfect material to illustrate a point of interest for the viewer to contemplate their place in nature and the joy of harmony and life.
This bronze sculpture is part of a series called “All Around” made by Beatriz Gerenstein. The main theme is a large thick tree, with solid roots and branches modeled after human beings. The human images are interlaced at the top to portray a round dance
According to current science, the universe was created billions of years ago in the “big bang” by the expansion of a small and unbelievable compressed material to the enormity. In the same way, a giant tree comes from a minuscule seed. The seed, has all the potential to develop into a “giant tree”. This is also how people develop.
A solid tree represents the creation of the universe. The brown patina in the trunk of the tree represents the material world. The branches in the top resemble interlaced human figures. They represent to whole humanity, with no differences in race, religion or background, dancing together in a celebration of life. The green-light blue patina of the human figures represent what makes a human being human, his dreams, illusions desires, thoughts.