Vertu Fine Art is one of many premier galleries taking part in Art Miami 2022. Art Miami is the city's longest running contemporary and modern art fair. It is also recognized as one of the preeminent international art fairs globally. Galleries from countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States will be displaying paintings, drawings, design, sculpture, NFTs, video art, photography and fine art prints.
This years' event, for us, is extra special, thanks to our recent acquisitions and a talk by generative artist, Tyler Hobbs.
Tyler Hobbs will be hosting an artist talk at our gallery booth on Thursday, December 1st at 4pm. Hobbs is one of the leading generative artists in the art world. He studied fine art and has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and combines his skills to create unique powerful, visual works.
In April, Kenny Scharf was honored with an honorary doctorate at the TriBeCa Ball at the New York Academy of Art. He was born in Los Angeles and moved to Manhattan, earning a BFA in painting at the School of Visual Arts in 1980. He and his friends, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, were all graffiti artists. Each found a way to take their distinctive skills and create works that spoke to them, and the world.
Scharf has been living back in LA, to be closer to his grandchildren. At 63, his work still retains its playfulness , but his focus is serious: he wants to save the planet for his grandchildren. In an interview, in the Brooklyn Rail, Scharf explained why he uses DNA and other naturally occurring forms in his work, "Well, these are all shapes that we use, decoration coming from nature. And the motifs of nature that we repeat and I totally respond to. That's my language. And then each painting is different, but it's not really controlled. The fun part about this is its nature."
Julian Opie's simple and elegant work resonates with people around the world. This year alone, his works have been exhibited in Japan, China, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the UK and Norway.
Both Julian Opie's fine art prints and sculptures are available at VFA and will be on display at Art Miami.
Some of the other artists whose work will be on exhibit at our Art Miami Gallery include recent acquisitions by: Andy Warhol, Susumu Kamijo, Mel Bochner, Rashid Johnson, Ugo Rondinone, Katherine Bernhardt and Chuck Close.
Please contact us if you would like more information about the art available at VFA or Tyler Hobbs' artist talk on December 1st. We would love to see you there.
Kevin Rose. Interview: Tyler Hobbs - Designing NFT Generative Art with a Traditional Touch. Modern Finance. June 29, 2021.
Jason Rosenfeld. Kenny Scharf with Jason Rosenfeld/In Conversation. The Brooklyn Rail. June 2022.
John Ortved. The Artist Kenny Scharf Honored at TriBeCa Ball. The New York Times. April 22, 2022.