Historic Walgreen’s Building
200 East Flagler Street
December 7 – 10, 2017
10 am – 8 pm daily
Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to present a group exhibition presented during Art Basel Miami at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse featuring the following artists:
Adam Wallacavage, Diana Carolina Lopez, David Choong Lee, Handiendan, Jeremy Fish, Jim Salvati, Jim Woodring, João Ruas, Josh Tiessen, Julia Ibbini, Kevin Cyr, Kip Omolade, Prefab77, Radosław Liweń and Ronald Gonzalez.
Adam Wallacavage was born in 1969 and is currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995, he received a BFA in photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2012, he had a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance titled Shiny Monsters. His works have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine and TIME Magazine. Wallacavage is also an accomplished photographer and in 2006 Gingko Press published Monster Size Monsters, which documents fifteen years of his photography.
Diana Carolina Lopez was born 1982 in Mexico City, where she is currently based. In 2006, she graduated with a degree in graphic design from the University of Valle de México in Querétaro and went on to study drawing and painting at the Institute of Arts and Crafts of Querétaro. Lopez had her debut solo exhibition in 2015 at Stations in Virtue (Mexico). In 2017, she was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, for which she received an honorable mention.
David Choong Lee was born in 1966 is Seoul, Korea and is currently based in San Francisco, California. In 1993, he moved to the United States to pursue his education and received a BFA from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco) in 1997. He received an MFA from the same university in 2005. His work has been exhibited extensively in San Francisco and at galleries in New York, Oregon, Canada and the United Kingdom. He’s self-published a number books– God Made Dirt and Dirt Don’t Hurt (2002), 4WORDS (2004), Convergence (2006) and Further (2010).
Dutch artist Handiedan was born in 1981 and is currently based in Amsterdam. With a background in photographic design, illustration and graphic design, she started working as a mixed media collage artist in 2007. Since 2011, she has taken her collage artwork outside the gallery creating, large scale wheat paste collages in Europe and in the U.S. In 2017, Handiedan engaged in virtual reality using Tilt Brush and realized Handria, her first 3D virtual collage and drawing that was presented at Future Play Festival in Edinborough. Her work has been exhibited around the world and has been featured in several books, magazines and blogs.
Jeremy Fish was born in 1975 in Albany, New York and is currently based in San Francisco, California. In 1997, he received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. He went on to work commercially as an illustrator, designer, and art director, contributing to apparel companies and magazines like DLX, Think, Thrasher, Juxtapoz, and Slap. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world while also maintaining a commercial presence by designing skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, periodical illustrations and sneakers. In 2006, he collaborated with hip-hop recording artist Aesop Rock on a book entitled The Next Best Thing. Fish later created the artwork for Aesop Rock’s fifth studio album, None Shall Pass. In 2015, he was named San Francisco City Hall’s first Artist-in Residence and created a series of work inspired by the city’s history.
Jim Salvati was born in 1975 and has spent his entire life in Southern California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he currently teaches. Along with his fine art career, Salvati works in the film industry as a Visual Concept Designer and Cinematic Artist and is in a select group of painters for Disney Fine Art. He’s responsible for many of the finished paintings in the Harry Potter film series. His collectors include Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Fox Pictures and Radio City Music Hall. In 2017, Salvati was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, for which he received an honorable mention.
Jim Woodring was born in 1952 and is an American cartoonist, fine artist, writer and toy designer. He is best known for the dream-based comics he published in his magazine Jim, and as the creator of the anthropomorphic cartoon character Frank, who has appeared in a number of short comics and graphic novels. He placed twice on The Comics Journal’s list of the 100 best comics of the century and in 2010, a 93-minute documentary was released entitled The Lobster and the Liver: The Unique World of Jim Woodring, directed by Jonathan Howells. In 2017, he was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, for which he received an honorable mention.
João Ruas was born in 1981 in São Paulo, Brazil, where he is currently based. Upon obtaining a degree in graphic design he worked at studios in the United Kingdom and Brazil before shifting his focus to fine art. He’s exhibited in galleries throughout the world, including Berlin, China, Italy, London, Los Angeles and Spain. His work has been featured in publications such as WIRED, Playboy and The Sunday Times (United Kingdom).
Josh Tiessen is an international award-winning artist from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada and was named one of the world’s top ten prodigy artists by the Huffington Post. He was juried in as the youngest member of the International Guild of Realism and has been featured in over 90 exhibitions at the young age of twenty-two. In 2017, he was named the first place winner of Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist. His debut solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects, Streams in the Wasteland, is scheduled for 2019.
Julia Ibbini is a digital and mixed media artist based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. She is of dual-nationality (Jordanian-British) but has spent most of her life in the UAE. Her work combines contemporary digital design and traditional craftsmanship with extreme intricacy to create pieces that articulate themes of identity, place and belonging. In 2017, she was named the second place winner of Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist.
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada and grew up in Madawaska, Maine. In 2000, he received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums internationally. His work is included in the permanent collections of La Fondation d’Art Oxylane in Lille, France and the West Collection in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Cyr’s work has been featured in publications such as Desillusion Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Huffington Post and The New York Times.
Kip Omolade was born in Harlem, New York and began his art career as a graffiti artist while interning at Marvel Comics and The Center for African Art. He continued his studies at The Art Students League of New York and earned a BFA at the School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world and on Good Morning America, Juxtapoz, Huffington Post and Hi-Fructose. Special projects and partnerships include collaborations with Sony Music, Red Bull and Nike. His work was also featured on the album cover of R&B recording artist Fantasia’s latest release “Definition of…Fantasia”. Viacom exhibited and acquired his painting Diovadiova Kitty Cash V, which was a tribute to New York City. His debut solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects is currently on view through December 16, 2017.
Prefab77 (aka Peter Manning) is a British artist currently based in the United Kingdom. He started his career as a printmaker and designer for Her Majesty in the British Army. He continued working as a designer for well-known fashion brands while also organizing exhibitions at Electrik Sheep Gallery for street artists such as Banksy, Eine, Eelus and Pure Evil. He’s exhibited at galleries throughout the world, including Canada, Detroit, Ibiza and San Francisco. His work has been commissioned by Converse, Gap, Hurley, NIKE, Keds, and Ride Snowboards. In 2011, he created the cover art for Dancing Backward in High Heels, fifth and final studio album by the New York Dolls.
Ronald Gonzalez is a contemporary figurative artist based in upstate New York. Since the mid-seventies he’s worked from his garage studio creating elegiac sculptures and installations that are embodiments of death and loss infused with grotesque narrative and pathos. Gonzalez works primarily in a series with steel armatures and macabre collections of time worn objects, and detritus from his surroundings. The work is then further eroded with metal filings, burned wax, glue, wire, and black soot creating a dramatic tonal range that both obscures and reveals anthropomorphic heads, torsos and figures that appear as charred fetishistic mementos possessing a visceral quality imbued with a sense of primal energy and distress that permeates his work. In 2017, he was named the third place winner of Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist.
Radosław Liweń (R. Liwen) was born in Poland and is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2000, he graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts UWM in Olsztyn (Poland). Sharp and minimalist in form, his paintings highlight the surreal situations and decision humans face, with consequences being left to the imagination of the audience. In 2017, he was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist.