Due to the global restrictions of 2020, Art Miami will be taking place on the Artsy platform this year. Please explore our booth on the Artsy platform HERE
For our booth at Art Miami, HOFA Gallery is proposing an exhibition centred around ‘deconstruction’ to address the role of the subject as a tool for breaking conventions and navigating reality. Some of our selected artist includes Joseph Klibansky, RETNA, Ilhwa Kim, Jan Kalab, Fabio Viale and Zhuang Hong Yi.
Using iconographic and pop culture vernacular, Klibansky's paintings reference the bleak and melancholic through a seemingly utopian lens. Playing with the implication of what is seen versus what an image implies, Klibansky’s hyper-realized paintings and sculptures address phenomenology and explores realms where both utopian and dystopian truths can co-exist.
Jan Kaláb, a graffiti pioneer in his native Czech Republic made his name on the European art scene originally under the name Cakes in the late 90s. Jan found a new way to push his own limits and challenge himself by making 3-D Graffiti. This was another form of graffiti, in daylight, and without a spray, but truthful to the spirit of competition and innovation of the urban scene.
Ilhwa Kim (b. 1967 in South Korea) creates works that are composed of tens of thousands seed units. The materials are personally created for every single universe. Korean artist, Kim, dyes each thousand of different colours herself, then, proceeds by cutting and rolling the layers of paper, making them rigid, therefore creating the seeds. This long technique produces an emotional bond between the artist and every single universe. Not a single of her pieces has the same shape, look or colour.
Fabio Viale is considered to be one of the major Italian sculptors of the new millennium. Famous for having given new life to marble, a solemn material that leads to rhetoric, treating it in a light way, always maintaining great respect for the material, indeed exalting it in a perfect balance between form and content.
RETNA is known to be one of the world's most popular graffiti artists whose work and fame have successfully encompassed the worlds of contemporary art and popular culture. He accesses spaces between text-based imagery and abstract, emotive states with his mysterious lines of verse.
Considering this selection of contemporary artists through the lens of deconstruction, explores the global relevance of the concept as a tool for reflection and bringing awareness. During the foreign times of social distancing and ambiguous socioeconomic climate fragmented by the global pandemic, we address the far-reaching notion of disruption to reform.