I am a Cuban-American artist based out of Miami, FL. I have been doodling images on paper ever since childhood and always felt that I saw the world differently. My road to becoming a professional fine artist was a mixed one. Being a self-taught artist, I received very little formal art training, aside from a painting course I took under Mimi Botscheller at The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Later on in 2007, I began to do live art at local events in Miami & received some positive recognition. I am happy to say that I have been privileged enough to have been part of some prominent exhibitions, gallery shows and artist collectives. I love to paint portraits and surrealism.
Although I initially started painting using traditional oil paint, I have slowly been learning more techniques. I have been expanding on my knowledge of painting on different mediums like acrylic painting, spraypaint, wheat paste, wood working and more. This has given me a deeper appreciation of being a working artist and given me the motivation to get to the next level of my artistic career.
My inspirations come from Nature, People, Typography, and cultures.
DV makeup artistry is a young company, founded by creative Desiree Vazquez. She is someone who believes that love of beauty is taste, but creation of beauty is art.She believes that the best makeup a woman can wear is a smile. Desiree, a designer by practically every sense of the word, has always been passionate about cosmetics. As a professional multimedia Make-Up Artist, she has had the privilege of working with various photographers, models, brides and many women who seek to find the pure beauty that is within all of them. Although she does not have a long history in the industry, her mix of drive, determination and passion for makeup artistry has led her to the success that she has had. As a freelance make-up artist, she is the core of her business and her work speaks for itself.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Miami, FL, Wen-Ju is currently a traveling artist. After pursuing her Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2011, she worked as the Junior Designer for a creative studio agency for a few months before their relocation to Los Angeles. After working at different jobs, she started her own studio.
Inspired by the style of Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delight” triptych, she often draws characters and their environments based on her friends, people she has met, personal experiences and feelings with similar great details using ink pens. Every drawing has a story to tell and hidden secrets as well. In addition, she also draws little “poops” as popular superheroes, and movie, show and cartoon characters on canvas.
Wen-Ju constantly exhibits work in Wynwood Artwalk, Ft. Lauderdale FATVillage and Miami every month. She has also exhibited work at several galleries, conventions and shows such as the Florida Supercon, Bear & Bird Gallery, The Frost Art Museum, A.I.R. Gallery, and more.
Project The Idea
The “Digital Graffiti Experience”, lets you express yourself through painting with projected light and color, creating wonderful collaborative graffiti art, on the outside walls of the Coral Gables Museum. Let the night be your canvas.
Born in Marseilles, France, Max Lazega creates free flowing award winning interpretive art. His unique work displays his view of the future with bold combinations of materials and processes but the methodology remains consistent. He fuses recycled materials and discarded building supplies in a fresh, well executed approach. Lazega has lived in Miami, Florida most of his life where he pursues his lifelong passion of creating his art.
Melinda is a self-taught “Brushless” Artist. She travels around the United States performing live painting shows and teaching special needs children how to create their own “masterpiece.” One would be hard-pressed to find a person more varied in her interests and talents than Melinda. In addition to being an artist, Melinda is also a National, International and World Karate Champion Martial Artist — a 7th degree black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate. “The energy lines that you see in my painting style, quick strokes and fluid movement, comes from the Goju-Ryu Kata movements that have been a part of my life since 1974. through my Goju-Ryu style, I paint by merging the energies of Karate with the feelings from my soul, COMPLETELY BRUSHLESS.”
8bit Lexicon is a gamer whose passion for the fantastical digital worlds of Nintendo Entertainment System, combined with his natural, creative talent, inspired a career in art.
Growing up during the urban decay of south Bronx in the early 1980’s, 8bit Lexicon — whose name references the graphics capabilities of early video game consoles — found great joy in the hours of exploration and adventures that video games provided. For the artist, the third-generation gaming system Nintendo has always invoked memories of a simpler era, when gaming technology was still young, and the most stressful part of life was doing homework. He uses a variety of materials, including wood, aluminum and ceramics to recreate the pixilated popular characters and icons of his cherished childhood memories.
Currently based out of Miami, 8bit Lexicon hosts regular weekly video game nights at popular Miami bars and breweries, including Wood Tavern and M.I.A. Beer Company.