International Contemporary Art Fair

December 3 - 7, 2014


The Leader Cites Exhibit A's Aqua Debut

by Aqua Art Fair

The laudable folks at The Leader cited Corning's Exhibit A debut showing at Aqua Art Miami, and you can read all about it right here.

(Pictured: Jeremy Holmes "Atmosphere #133" (2014) White ash, metal base 27 x 17 x 15" inches Courtesy Exhibit A)

Aqua Work of the Day: Chanel4

by Mari KIm

Mari Kim

Chanel4 (2013)
Ultra chrome ink printed on canvas
100 cm x 80 cm

Courtesy EJMQ, Seoul

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by Hood John

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Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff Comes Keen for MiamiArtZine

by Aqua Art Miami

Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff, who helms a family of Fairs which of course includes CONTEXT and now Aqua, comes keen for Heike Dempster at MiamiArtZine; if possible adding even more anticipation to what promises to be the most spectacular Art Week Miami has ever seen!

(Photo courtesy Biz Journals

Aqua Work of the Day: Fuck You (Camel Blue)

by Kevin Berlin

Kevin Berlin

Fuck You (Camel Blue)
oil on canvas, 45" x 60", 2012


"FOR WHICH IT STANDS, Americana in Contemporary Art,"
Carla Sakamoto, The Curated Collection, Farameh Media.
34.3 x 24.8 cm / 13.5 x 9.75 inches
400 pp. hardcover
Over 200 color photos
ISBN 978-0-9840-3411-6

Exhibitions :
"UNCENSORED," new works by Kevin Berlin, Mark Miller Gallery, AQUA Art Miami, 2013.

Courtesy Mark Miller Gallery, New York

Aqua Work of the Day: Self Portrait as a Venetian Gentleman

by Eric Finzi

Eric Finzi

Self Portrait as a Venetian Gentleman
48 x 39, 2012, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood

Artist Biography :
Eric Finzi was born and raised in New York City. His art career started at age ten after his art teacher accused him of cheating on a book cover project. She believed he must have stenciled a copy of the Egyptian mummy he drew free hand. To convince her, he created a new cover in a different size. His parents decided then to get him private lessons in oil painting.

When Finzi turned 13, he received a scholarship to a life painting class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. By the age of 15 he was studying with Harvey Dinnerstein at the Arts Student League in New York City. Finzi then received another scholarship to Greenwich House School of Pottery in New York. At age 16, Finzi taught ceramics at Cornwall Summer Workshop in Connecticut and started college in the fall at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied biology and fine arts. Finzi began taking evening classes at the Art Students League under the tutelage of Vincent Malta and Raphael Soyer.

After receiving his PhD on yeast mitochondrial protein synthesis in the fall, he enrolled full-time in the Art Students League with artist Knox Martin. Finzi then moved to Montpellier, France to paint. He moved back to America to finish his medical studies and began a full time position as a Laboratory Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Shortly thereafter, he started a weekend sculpture class at the Corcoran in Washington, DC.

Finzi’s art career got its next boost when he was kicked out of the research laboratory at the National Cancer Institute for spending too much of his free time making art. He left the lab to start his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Dermatology department. After completing his residency in 1991, he began pursuing a mixture of painting, sculpture and dermatology. In 2003, Finzi began exhibiting his unique epoxy resin paintings in New York. Since then he has had solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Cologne, Germany.

Finzi's work was recently selected for Issue #100 of New American Paintings. Sloan Fine Art will exhibit his work at the Scope Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, 2012. His book, “Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Moods and Relationships,” will be published by Palgrave-MacMillan in January, 2013.

Courtesy Perihelion Arts, Phoenix AZ

Aqua Work of the Day: There Once Was a Man From Nantucket

by Jonathan Langfield

Jonathan Langfield (Fall River, Mass. Feb. 1987)

There Once Was a Man From Nantucket
Oil on canvas
72 x 72 in.

Courtesy JAG Modern Art, Philadelphia

Aqua Work of the Day: Woman in White Perpetually Turning

by Kasumi


Woman In White Perpetually Turning
23" Monitor Triptych, perpetually looping gif

Kasumi, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, is an artist working primarily in film. Kasumi has won global acclaim for her experimental films and video performance pieces, receiving, among other awards, the 2010 Vimeo Remix Award, the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival Director’s and Program Staff Citation, the Sapporo International Short Film Festival 1st prize in Experimental film, the Adriano Asti Award, and the Chicago IFP Best Experimental Film award. Kasumi has performed and held large solo installations in settings including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Spooky, Modeselektor, the New York Philharmonic, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, and the creators of Comedy Central's Adult Swim.

Courtesy Gallery at Gray's, Cleveland OH 

Aqua Work of the Day: Doom Loop #24

by Tim Biskup

Tim Biskup

Doom Loop #24
acrylic on paper
12x16 inches

Courtesy Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan

Miami New Times Adds Its In to Aqua Art Star Tim Youd's Elmore Leonard Tribute

by Aqua Art Miami

It was only a few days ago that Paper Magazine included Tim Youd's Elmore Leonard tribute on its short list of don't miss Arty Parties; now New York's Barometer of With-It has been seconded by Miami New Times, whose Cultist David Rolland got Youd to give up the goods on Get Shorty, as well as previous re-typings of the likes of Henry Miller and Philip K. Dick.
We suspect these two citings will be but the first of many more to come -- and rightfully so too, for Lord Elmore was one keen wordslinger, and his works deserve to reverberate in perpetuity.
Go, Tim, Go!  

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