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  • Miaz Brothers in Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present BOUNDLESS, solo exhibition for Italian artist duo the Miaz Brothers, open from November 3 to 24, 2018. This is the third solo exhibition for the Miaz Brothers at the gallery and their first in Miami, featuring a new series of paintings.

    For BOUNDLESS, the Miaz Brothers present a series of ethereal portraits focusing on female figures. Rendered with layers of aerosol paint, the artists explore the space between one’s perception of the self and that which is intangible. Their paintings are not representations, but are rather studies in perception, as the viewer’s interaction with the work is the foundation of their concept. The artists encourage the observer “to interact with the image and to [filter] it through the process of identification – to achieve something not fixed and limited but boundless and personal”.

    Solo a veces el retrato clásico indaga entre los límites de lo invisible. Evoca las potencialidades oníricas, misteriosas e, incluso, revolucionarias según la tradición pictórica, con la extrema certeza de lo verosímil. ¿Qué sucedería si lo que no deja de ser una intuición se transformara en algo igualmente palpable? Que lo que es intangible pudiera verse al mismo tiempo que lo real, como dos caras de una misma moneda. Y, además, que en ese territorio de nadie, donde sirven tanto la penumbra como los detalles de la rutina diaria, se representara la figura femenina, con el peso de los estereotipos, como fuerza natural procreadora, como constructora de un espacio íntimo y marginal o sacro o histórico, pero contado por otros. Miaz Brothers explora dentro de ese espacio, donde las fronteras de los corporal se derriten hacia el entorno o viceceversa y donde, desde la contemplación detenida del cuadro, se va reconstruyendo precisamente lo que no vemos o no decimos. (Olivia Vrai, 2018)

    Only sometimes does the classical portrait delve into the limits of the invisible. It invokes dreamy potentialities, mysterious and even revolutionaries, according to pictorial tradition, along with the extreme certainty of realism. What would happen if that which never ceases to be an inkling became something equally palpable? If what’s intangible and what’s real could be seen at the same time, as if they were two sides of the same coin? Moreover, what if, in that dimly lit no man’s land where all the details of our daily routine dwell, the feminine figure was presented with the weight of stereotypes, as a creative force of nature, as the builder of a space both intimate and marginal, sacred and historical, but always narrated by others. The Miaz Brothers explore that space. The limits of the physical bleed into the surroundings and vice versa. From the thorough observation of their paintings, one can rebuild precisely what we do not see or do not say. (Olivia Vrai, 2018, translated from the original Spanish)

     

    The Opening Reception will take place Saturday November 3rd at 7:00pm.

    Click here for more information on the exhibition.

  • RERO Time-limited Edition Print, “NO SELFIE ZONE…”

    Coinciding with RERO‘s solo exhibition in Miami, SONGS WITHOUT WORDS…, the artist and the Fabien Castanier Gallery presents the release of a time-limited edition print, “NO SELFIE ZONE…” priced at $160 + free domestic shipping.*

    The giclée print, sized 24 x 18 in. (61x46cm), will be signed and numbered on 300g cotton fine art paper, and with a certificate of authenticity attached. It will be made available for purchase for only 48 hours, Saturday Oct 20 through Sunday Oct 21.

    This print release will have a total number of editions based on the number of pieces sold during the 48 hour sale, guaranteeing everyone who purchases during the event gets a print. The print will be limited to this one time release, and the design will not be re-printed.

    Visit the Castanier Gallery Store to see the piece, from 12:00am (EST) Saturday October 20  to 11:59pm (EST) Sunday October 21.

    * Because edition size and thus production time is determined after the sale, please allow for 6-8 weeks for delivery.

  • SPEEDY GRAPHITO at the Cornell Art Museum, “TECH EFFECT”

    Join Speedy Graphito at the Cornell Art Museum this October for the opening of the group exhibition, Tech Effect. The exhibition, which will be on view through Feb 2019, explores the way technology has influenced contemporary art. See augmented reality works, interactive touch screen works, the prevalence of social media in contemporary art, artwork that utilizes code, and countless ways that technology is integrated into contemporary art.

    Opening Reception | Thursday, October 4th @ 6:30pm
    Contact the museum for admission details

    For the show, Speedy Graphito will present a number of his pieces, mixed media and sculpture, as well as a special immersive installation. This large-scale piece will incorporate interactive and technological aspects, themes that the artist has explored in his recent work.
    Additionally, Speedy will paint the facade of the Cornell Art Museum, a first for the Delray Beach institution. He will begin his mural a week before the exhibition opening and his process will be on view for the public during that time.

    The show will feature work from: Henry Ballate, Walter Brown, Miguel Chevalier, Ellen de Meijer, Brian Dettmer, Daniel Fiorda, Antione Geiger, Speedy Graphito, Camomile Hixon, Allison Kotzig, Matthew LaPenta, Alain LeBoucher, Taekyeom Lee, John Messinger, William Montgomery, Pia Myrvold, Elizabeth Phelps, Jonathan Rosen, Constance Scopelitis, and Sara Zaher.

    Located in the epicenter of Delray Beach on bustling Atlantic Avenue at Old School Square, the Cornell Art Museum strives to show internationally recognized contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art. The museum recently underwent a dramatic renovation, transforming their hundred year old building into a state of the art facility to showcase contemporary art.

    Cornell Art Museum
    51 N Swinton Avenue
    Delray Beach, FL 33444

    For more information: https://www.cornellartmuseum.org/

  • RERO Debuts Solo Exhibition in Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition for French artist RERO at our Miami Art Wynwood gallery. The exhibition, entitled SONGS WITHOUT WORDS, is the third solo exhibition for RERO at the gallery and his first in Miami, featuring all new mixed media works and installations.

    Join the artist for the opening reception on Saturday, October 6th @ 7:00pm.

    SONGS WITHOUT WORDS presents the artist’s internal conflict concerning the use of words as expression and how the boundaries between different arts are porous. He explores moments when writing invites itself into painting, painting invites itself into music, and music invites itself into plastic art. RERO’s work has always focused on these bridges, as he combines a multitude of mediums and techniques in his practice. For the artist, he believes that creatively one no longer belongs to a single ideology or concept – that the boundaries between styles and forms are fluid, as are the connections between music and spoken word. This exhibition sees RERO positing that “music” is found in all things, whether verbal, literal, or physical, sounds and rhythms abound in every form of artistic expression.

    Click here for more information on this exhibition.

  • Art New York 2018

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to participate in this year’s Art New York art fair, taking place May 3-6. The gallery will exhibit work from artists Speedy Graphito, Mark Jenkins, JonOne, and the Miaz Brothers.

    Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 from May 3-6 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture.

    The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent.

    Art New York begins with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview event benefiting the Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. The special preview offers collectors, art advisors, curators, and media the opportunity to examine and acquire the finest works available in the market before the fair opens to the public that evening.

    Art New York offers all Frieze VIP cardholders and TEFAF VIP cardholders complimentary admittance to the

    Pier 94
    12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

    For more info visit: https://www.artnyfair.com/

    The gallery has complimentary tickets, please contact us for more information.

  • Spring 2018 Los Angeles Show

    The Fabien Castanier Gallery presents a group exhibition, “Untitled”, in Los Angeles, featuring a selection of work from our artists. The show will include Speedy Graphito, Alex Kizu, Miaz Brothers, Mark Dean Veca, JonOne, Mambo, Aaron De La Cruz, Adam Beris, Diana Thorneycroft, and Mark Jenkins.

    “Untitled” incorporates work on canvas, photography, and sculpture.

  • Art Wynwood & JonOne in Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to exhibit in this year’s Art Wynwood art fair, taking place February 15-19, 2018, over President’s Day weekend. The gallery will exhibit work from artists JonOne, Speedy Graphito, the Miaz Brothers, RERO, Mark Jenkins, and Fidia Falaschetti.

    Click here for more information on the fair.

    During President’s Day weekend, the gallery in Miami will also open our next solo exhibition, Wanderlust with new work from JonOne. The opening reception with the artist will take place Saturday, February 17th from 7-10pm.

    This is the fourth solo exhibition for JonOne with the gallery and his first in Miami, featuring all new works on canvas by the internationally acclaimed urban contemporary artist.

    JonOne (b. 1963, New York) is one of the most influential urban artists of his generation. He grew up in Harlem, New York, where he discovered the thrill and personal expression found through painting in the streets and on train cars. A critical moment in the history of graffiti occurred during this time in the 1980s, and JonOne chose to transport his New York graffiti roots to the streets of Paris when he was only 20 years old. Establishing his life in France, he has since grown his career and reputation for the past 30 years with a unique style, unparalleled in his genre.

    Click here for more information on the Wanderlust exhibition.

     

  • FOCUS : Speedy Graphito

    The Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present a showcase of work from French artist, Speedy Graphito, at this year’s Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair, taking place January 11-15, 2018. The gallery’s booth, PB190, will feature the newest pieces from the artist. We take a look back at Speedy Graphito’s work over the past 6 years…

    Speedy’s artistic universe has always been built on an honest dialogue concerning the role of the image within modern society. Since the inception of his career in the 1980s, his work has dealt with concepts of commercialism, iconography, and pop culture. The ever changing nature of his subject matter, with new motifs and icons that evolve and emerge over time, has allowed him to take his art into myriad directions. He traverses all mediums, from painting to film and photography, sculpture and installation. Speedy has influenced a generation of artists and continues to pioneer the use of pictorial languages and the satirical appropriation of characters in contemporary art.

    ABOVE: Short film on Speedy Graphito’s artistic universe and his 2017 exhibition in Miami, “An American Story”, by Thomas Granovsky

    Speedy’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. was held at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in the fall of 2011, and the gallery has since remained the artist’s exclusive representation in North America. Since then, the gallery has held three more solo shows as well as featured Speedy’s work at preeminent art fairs. With a growing audience in the U.S., Speedy has also developed new and important ventures in his native France. Most recently, the artist’s work has been inducted into his first museum, Le Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage, with a retrospective exhibition entitled “Un Art De Vivre” that took place from October 2016 – May 2017. Last year he also had a solo show, “Big Buzz”, held at the renowned l’Espace d’Art Contemporain André Malraux in Colmar, as well as “A World of Dreams” solo exhibition at Galerie Polaris in Paris.

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    ABOVE: Speedy Graphito’s “Big Buzz” exhibition in 2017.

    2018 will see Speedy Graphito reach new horizons as he continues to expand in Europe and North America. The Palais Du Tau in Reims, France, will host a retrospective exhibition on Speedy’s work, from January to April of this year. Additionally, the artist has a new monograph from Somogy Editions d’Art, “The World of Speedy Graphito” that will launch at the end of January.*

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    *The Fabien Castanier Gallery is selling copies of Speedy’s new book, “The World of Speedy Graphito”. Contact us to get your copy.
    “The World of Speedy Graphito” will be released in both French and English, with text by Florent Hugoniot, Stéphanie Pioda, Gérard Lemarié and Speedy Graphito. This 256 page monograph highlights the artist’s most notable work and evolution of style from the 1980s up until today.

     

  • Miami ART WEEK 2017

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to present POPADELIC, group exhibition featuring new work from artists Speedy Graphito, Ron English, and Fidia Falaschetti. The exhibition will coincide with Miami’s Art Basel week, where the gallery will be participating at the 28th edition of the Art Miami fair.

    The exhibition will open December 7th with an opening reception from 7-11pm.

    For more information on this exhibition, click here.

    At this year’s edition of the Art Miami art fair, the gallery will exhibit work from a variety of artists, including, Speedy Graphito, JonOne, the Miaz Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, Fidia Falaschetti, and Mark Jenkins.

    In its 28th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

    The Art Miami Pavilion
    One Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH STREET
    Downtown Miami
    On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways

    For more information visit www.artmiami.com.

    The gallery has complimentary passes to the fair, please contact us for info.

  • Fabien Castanier Gallery Now Partnered with Art Money

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce that we are now offering Art Money: a new way to buy art.

    Art money makes owning art easier and more affordable, Payments are spread over 10 monthly installments, with no interest or fees. Clients can apply online for instant approval, take art home immediately and pay for it later!

    Visit www.artmoney.com for more information or contact the gallery for details.

  • November Solo Exhibition with Adam Beris

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our next solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Soft Bananas, featuring new work from LA-based artist Adam Beris. For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Beris will present paintings that are sculptural in nature, using his technique of applying pigment directly from tube to surface to examine a variety of contemporary themes.

    The Opening Reception with the Artist will take place Saturday, November 4th at 6-9pm.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • “Ciudad Mágica” Now Opens Sept 30th

    Due to Hurricane Irma, our Miami gallery has postponed the opening reception of our next group exhibition in Wynwood, “Ciudad Mágica”. The opening event has now been scheduled for Saturday, September 30th from 6-9pm, and the gallery will be closed to the public until then.

    “Ciudad Mágica” features new work from artists Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez.

    Click here, for more information.

  • “Mark Making” New Show in Los Angeles

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our new fall group exhibition in Los Angeles, Mark Making with work by Aaron De La Cruz, Alex Kizu (aka Defer), and Mark Dean Veca.

    Each of these artists present work that is built on a foundation of mark-making. Recalling a variety of styles, including abstraction, design and graffiti, the artists are most familiar with creating large scale installations, pieces that envelope the viewer in realms of meticulously detailed line-work and hypnotizing compositions. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture and installation.

    The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, September 16th from 6-9pm, and the exhibition will be on view through October 14, 2017.

  • Fall Group Exhibition in Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition in Miami.

    Opening Thursday, September 7th, at the Miami Wynwood gallery will be our group exhibition Ciudad Mágica, featuring three Miami-based artists: Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez. While each artist conveys vastly different styles, they are all based in Miami, creating works inspired by the city’s rich cultural history and dynamic aesthetic. Miami is often referred to as the Ciudad Mágica (the magic city), a nickname born out of the city’s rapid growth. With its burgeoning transformation every year, the Miami art scene continues to evolve and this exhibition presents a focus on three particularly prolific image makers.

    Click here, to read more about Ciudad Mágica.

     

  • Silent Auction to Benefit Paris Saint-Germain Charities

    The Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce a special 9-day silent auction event at our Miami Wynwood gallery, organized in collaboration with the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club’s preseason tour in Miami! The auction will kick-off with a cocktail reception, Thursday July 20th @6-10pm, with a number of the PSG club players in attendance.

    The silent auction will run from July 20 – 29, and will benefit the Paris Saint-Germain Fonds de dotation, the club’s charity organization dedicated to a variety of causes, such as programs that support under-privileged youth and children in need, providing education and betterment through sports.The gallery cocktail event will coincide with the Paris Saint-Germain Residence pop-up store launch party, a high-end venue that will sell exclusive PSG merchandise. The pop-up store is located only a few blocks from the Fabien Castanier Gallery, at 20 NE 27th Street, Miami, FL 33137. The launch will take place July 20th at 8pm.

    For the silent auction, the gallery has organized the creation of new and unique artworks from a variety of international contemporary artists, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the club’s charities. The artists will present paintings that incorporate the spirit of the event, with motifs on soccer and the city of Miami. In addition, the club has donated jerseys and soccer balls that a selection of artists will use as their canvases, creating one of a kind works of art.
    For years the Fabien Castanier Gallery has supported the idea of art as a way to bring communities and nations together by cultivating an international artist program, and with the silent auction the gallery can continue to support this cross cultural exchange.

    The auction will feature artwork from:
    Speedy Graphito
    Mambo
    HOXXOH
    Andrew Schoultz
    ABSTRK
    ATOMIK
    2 ALAS
    Mark Jenkins
    Mr.D
    There will be a catalog of work for the silent auction. Please contact the gallery for more information.
  • First Edition of Urban Art Fair in NY

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to participate in the first New York edition of the Urban Art Fair, taking place June 29 – July 3, 2017. The gallery will showcase work from Speedy Graphito (FR), Andrew Schoultz (US), Mark Jenkins (US), Zez (US), JonOne (US/FR), and RERO (FR).
    Started in Paris, France in 2016, the Urban Art Fair is an international showcase of the world’s leading urban and contemporary art, featuring new work from today’s image-makers as well as historic pieces from the genre’s inception. The fair will present 24 international galleries as well as special exhibitions and projects.

    Spring Studios
    6 St Johns Lane
    New York, NY 10013
    For more info visit: http://urbanartfair.com/en/
    The gallery has complimentary tickets, please contact us for more information.

  • LA Intersections Artist Panel

    The gallery is excited to present an artist led panel and discussion event, taking place Saturday June 3rd from 4-6pm in Los Angeles.

    Join the show’s curator, Andrew Schoultz,  for a panel and discussion about the work and the current Los Angeles art scene. The event will be hosted by artist, Zak Smith and is sponsored by Artillery Magazine.

    The panel will feature artists, Claire Collette, Patrick Martinez, Kenton Parker, and Adam Beris.

  • LA Intersections in the News

    With the opening of our group exhibition LA Intersections this week, there have been a few mentions on various platforms.

    See articles by:

    Hypebeast
    Widewalls
    StreetArt News — on Andrew Schoultz‘s mural
    Anthea Missy
    Booooooom — also on Schoultz’s mural
    The U.S. French Embassy
    Wall Street Journal Magazine

  • Andrew Schoultz Permanant Mural in Los Angeles

    In conjunction with our group exhibition LA Intersections, show curator Andrew Schoultz has completed a monumental mural that will permanently adorn the outside of our Los Angeles gallery.

    Drop by to see his piece as well as work from the eleven different LA-based artists featured in the exhibition:

    Aaron Noble, Kenton Parker, Zes, Adam Beris, Patrick Martinez, Claire Colette, Zak Smith, Sage Vaughn, Hilary Pecis, Jesse Willenbring, and James Jean.

    The exhibition is on view May 6 – July 31, 2017.

    Photo by Brent Broza

    Andrew Schoultz Mural Final Hi Brent Broza(web)

     

  • “An American Story” Short Documentary

    Presented for Speedy Graphito‘s solo exhibition, “An American Story”, film-maker Thomas Granovsky followed the artist during the creative process behind Speedy’s latest show at our Miami gallery. The film includes an indepth interview with the artist, where he speaks on his work and his newest series of paintings.

    The exhibition opened on February 19, 2017, and will be extended until May 13.

    Watch the film below:

    For more info on the director: http://www.tgranovsky.com/

  • Andrew Schoultz & Mark Jenkins in Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming dual exhibition, Rubber Time, featuring work by Andrew Schoultz and Mark Jenkins. Both artists will present new work, paintings and sculptures.

    “Rubber Time” refers to an idiom from Indonesia that expresses the tendency for a relaxed and flexible perspective on punctuality and time-keeping. Schoultz and Jenkins apply this concept of “elastic time” to our current societal climate in the United States, seeing the present period as a suspended limbo with troubling unknowns both in the past and in the near future. Their work touches on political and cultural issues with dark humor and irony, reflecting on what they see as the development of a unique moment in history.

    To read more about the exhibition and the artists, Click Here.

  • A Special Evening at Fabien Castanier Gallery Miami

    Fabien Castanier Gallery Miami is excited to present a special evening with Sebastien Laboureau and the work of Speedy Graphito.

    Taking place Saturday, April 22nd @ 6:00-10:00pm, the gallery will have a screening of “An American Story” a short documentary on Speedy Graphito’s exhibition, an Art Talk with Sebastien Laboureau (Art Advisor) and then a closing reception with drinks and music.

    The event is RSVP only, please contact rsvp@castaniergallery.com.

    See below a schedule of events:

    6:30pm – Screening of “An American Story”, a short documentary directed by Thomas Granovsky on Speedy Graphito’s current exhibition

    7:00pm – “From Pablo Picasso to Speedy Graphito: A Fabulous Travel through Art History” Art Talk hosted by Sebastien Laboureau, Art Advisor

    8:00pm – Closing reception with drinks, music, and a projection of Speedy Graphito’s feature-length documentary “Ainsi soit Lapinture…”

    Fabien Castanier Gallery Miami is located at:

    82 NE 26th Street, Suite 111

    Miami, FL 33137

  • World Art Day in Association with Cartwheel Art

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to have a special meeting and tour with our artist, Mambo, for his solo exhibition at our gallery “LINKS” on Saturday, April 15th @ 2pm, for World Art Day. The event/tour is organized in association with Cartwheel Art.

    Here’s a snippet from their website:

    For the third consecutive year, the City of Angels will participate in World Art Day festivities. This global event led by the IAA/AIAP (International Association of Art, an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO), takes place yearly on April 15th, and celebrates international collaboration through art.

    In honor of this worldwide celebration, Cartwheel Art has partnered with IAA USA, the newly formed U.S. chapter of the IAA headquartered in Los Angeles. Last year’s programming from Cartwheel Art included art tours of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and Historic Filipinotown, as well as the pre-film screening of the film Dark Progressivsim, and a talk with the filmmakers and artists in the film.

    For this year’s programming, we are presenting a FREE self guided tour of special gallery experiences organized by Cindy Schwarzstein, occurring throughout Los Angeles, on Saturday April 15th from 12pm – 6:30pm.

    Participating galleries: Brand Library & Art Center, C.A.V.E. Gallery, CB1 Gallery, CES Gallery, Chung King Studio, Coagula Curatorial, Corey Helford Gallery, Durden & Ray Gallery, Eastern Projects, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Gabba Gallery, Gallery 30 South, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, KP Projects, LAUNCH LA, The Loft at Liz’s, Ren Gallery, The Good Luck Gallery, Thinkspace Gallery, Think Tank Gallery.

  • LA Intersections : Group Show Opening in May

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce our upcoming group exhibition, featuring eleven different artists from the Los Angeles area. The show, LA Intersections is curated by L.A. based artist Andrew Schoultz, who has assembled a diverse roster of contemporary artists. The exhibition represents a tableau of the L.A. art scene – a unique presentation of today’s cutting edge image-makers. From graffiti to surrealism and abstraction, to sculpture, installation and works on canvas, LA Intersections will be an immersive experience and a cross-section of the Los Angeles cultural landscape.

    LA Intersections will feature works from Aaron Noble, Kenton Parker, Zes, Adam Beris, Patrick Martinez, Claire Collette, Zak Smith, Sage Vaughn, Hilary Pecis, Jesse Willenbring, and James Jean.

    Visit our exhibition page to read more about each artist.

  • First Solo Exhibition in Los Angeles of 2017

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our first 2017 Los Angeles show, LINKS, a solo exhibition for French, now L.A. based artist Mambo. Since moving to Southern California in 2011, the artist has created a body of work that has never been shown until now, highlighting paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional pieces, and a special installation.

    LINKS will present a selection from Mambo’s “Brainology” series, work that derives its aesthetics and conceptual foundation on the complexities of the brain and by extension, the mind. Always fascinated by the brain as a biological function, Mambo also seeks to explore the more symbolic reflections of synapses we see in the world around us: the ecosystem, the social fabric, the internet, and more generally the systems of connection between people, planets, and atoms… the links that bind everything together.

    Visit the exhibition page to learn more.

  • Speedy Graphito Solo Exhibition + Miami Grand Opening

    “AN AMERICAN STORY”

    SPEEDY GRAPHITO solo exhibition | February 19 – April 30, 2017

    Opening Reception | Sunday, February 19th, Brunch & Live Music @ 10am-2pm

    Please RSVP to : rsvp@castaniergallery.com

    Wynwood Arts District | Off-street Parking is available

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce the grand opening of our Miami location in the Wynwood arts district, with a solo exhibition for Speedy Graphito. The exhibition, An American Story, will feature new paintings from the artist who has spent the last few months in residence in his Miami studio.

    Speedy Graphito’s artistic universe has always been built on an honest dialogue concerning the role of the image within modern society. Since the inception of his career in the 1980s, his work has dealt with concepts of commercialism, iconography, and pop culture. His new series of work, what he refers to as “mon histoire de l’art” (or “my art history”), confronts our consumerist society and the omnipresence of images and globalization of culture.

    His work for An American Story references motifs and themes from some of the most recognizable painters in art history, from Van Gogh and Matisse, to Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman. Juxtaposed alongside his own style, the mixture of modern and contemporary masters stands to question the role of art and its legacy through a shifted perspective.

    Speedy Graphito, a student of the renowned School of Art Estienne, has since cemented his place as one of the most influential figures who emerged from the Parisian art scene in the 1980s. His reputation has steadily grown during his 30 year career, affecting a myriad of artists by laying the foundation of his genre, urban and pop art through the lens of contemporary media culture. The constant evolution of his work is a testament to the versatility that he brings through his medium. Speedy Graphito juggles between painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and performance. And for the past 6 years in the United States, the artist has invigorated the cultural landscape with his tireless commitment to the visual discourse of our generation.

    Celebrating the global impact of Speedy Graphito, the Museum of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is currently holding the artist’s first museum retrospective, UN ART DE VIVRE. The exhibition employs the entirety of the museum’s Villa Way Side and takes the show back through the artist’s career, from its beginning in the 1980s (where one will find the famous poster la Rué vers l’art or the Lapinture character) to the recent works of the series “mon histoire de l’art”. The museum exhibition will be on view through May 21, 2017.

    The opening of Fabien Castanier Gallery’s new space and exhibition will coincide with the 2017 Art Wynwood art fair and the Miami International Boat Show, both taking place February 16-20. Fabien Castanier Gallery will be exhibiting at Art Wynwood, showing work by Speedy Graphito on our booth.