Get Up Close and Personal with the Artistic Process

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At Red Dot Miami, you won’t just see the best the contemporary art world has to offer—you’ll also have the rare opportunity to meet the artists and see some of them create new work live. Here’s a look at some galleries that will be hosting Meet the Artist events and live demonstrations.

The Lawley Art Group

Booth R522

Contemporary artist Tanner Lawley paints from a place of love, abundance, and compassion for others. Growing up in a small town southeast of Dallas, Lawley was able to work for his father’s painting business, which had a contract with the Dallas Museum of Arts. After graduating with a degree in business administration from Freed-Hardeman University in May 1999, Lawley started working security for several celebrity musicians and athletes. It was a time that presented many emotional and spiritual challenges, so, in response, Lawley began creating his art.

In 2006, Lawley started managing a group of fine art galleries representing an internationally acclaimed group of artists, such as Peter Max, Alexandra Nechita, Pierre Matisse, and Alexandre Renoir. Lawley’s newest fine art gallery, The Lawley Art Group, is located in the heart of the Design District in Dallas.

Since August 2008, Lawley has created thousands of original artworks that can be found in several galleries across Dallas, New York, and Miami. As a performance painter, he is best known for painting live. At Red Dot Miami, Lawley will host numerous Meet the Artist and live demonstration events. Join him as he engages you with his stories of discovery and how he arrived at his own unique painting style, and watch as he pours his soul onto the canvas of his next creation. For more details, see the show schedule.

“Heart of Gold”

For more information about The Lawley Art Group, visit the website or stop by Booth R522.

Contemporary Art Projects USA

Booth R215

Headquartered in Miami, Contemporary Art Projects USA is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists and curators. Its mission is focused on promoting art appreciation within the international community, inspiring and assisting collectors, and generating resources that support artists’ creative endeavors through art awareness, artist promotion, and art procurement. During Red Dot Miami 2017, many of Contemporary Art Projects’ artists will host Meet the Artist events.

Meet Spanish-German artist Daniel Marin. One look at his artwork and you’ll see the influence of his years as a graphic designer as well as his accomplishments as a jewelry designer, each increasing the foundation of his true passion: painting.

Ana Maria Nava has been intrigued by textiles for many years and translates her investigation into intricate glass interpretations. Come meet Nava and explore the multifaceted installation titled Aguazules.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Ricardo Cárdenas, a successful emerging Mexican artist whose popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Beginning as a construction engineer, Cárdenas expresses his past experience and appreciation of materials, along with his feelings and beliefs, by connecting his art in both his medium and techniques.

Upon first glance, you see the depth of the narrative in each of Marielle Plaisir’s exquisite tapestries and unique paintings. Meet Plaisir and hear her story, her influences, and inspirations.

Take one look at Venezuelan artist Hugo Diaz’s art and you’ll see immediately the influence of his degree in computer engineering. Each work is intricately created to engage the viewer with its energy and movement.

For more details, see the show schedule. For more information about Contemporary Art Projects USA, visit the website or stop by Booth R215.

Modern and Contemporary Art Projects

Booth R117

Established in 1973, Modern and Contemporary Art Projects is one of the most extensive and diverse art galleries in the world and is a top source for acquiring fine art masterworks. They have sold more than 4,000 works, from 16th century to contemporary, to private collectors, dealers, and museums in over 25 countries. Boasting a wide range of masters, styles, and mediums, their exceptional gallery of international artists includes Braque, Chagall, Degas, Dürer, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rouault, Toulouse-Lautrec, Warhol, Vasarely, and countless others.

Their collection is built on a wide range in the artists’ oeuvre, emphasizing not only rarity, demand, and ultimate sale-ability but also potential appreciation, historical context, and personal insight. Through such diverse offerings and full access, Modern and Contemporary Art Projects strives to enhance the experience of every collector, emerging or practiced, and looks forward to establishing a personal and professional relationship with each collector that lasts a lifetime.


For more information, visit the website or stop by Booth R117.

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