I had the pleasure of attending Art Basel in Miami this past December, which is always an inspiring and energetic experience. There is so much to take in, from the endless art to the vibrant city itself. This year, is was a bit easier to focus on the art while we remained indoors most of the weekend due to constant rain. The amount of art to see at the various venues throughout Miami can definitely be overwhelming, and honestly, at times – a big blur. However, there are always those pieces that grab your attention. Whether you have a certain aesthetic connection, are impressed by its originality and innovation, or perhaps just the beauty of its simplicity, certain works of art stick with you (and of course prompt you to take a photo!).
Much of the artwork I was drawn to this year was grounded in graphic elements: shapes, repetition, and blocking of color or texture seemed to be a common theme. These elements manifested themselves in many forms from painting to sculpture, while an organized grid was the approach of choice for many to hang their work as well. It’s interesting to notice different trends or themes that emerge each year at Art Basel. While my accessories for the Den & Delve Shop are obviously quite different, I’m still inspired by art, and felt a synchronicity with some of these themes as I have been experimenting with more graphic compositions in my pieces lately.
Here are some of my favorite “bold & graphic” highlights from the shows…
*apologies! my penchant for visual stimulation made for poor note-taking of artists. If the work of any artist pictured here is recognized, please feel free to comment or message me so I can credit art where due.