MALE TORSO BY FERNANDO BOTERO
Born in Medellín, Colombia in 1932, Fernando Botero is among the most renowned artists of his generation. While his childhood training as a matador inspired his early painting, he is best known for his sculptures of sensuously robust, exaggerated human figures, which have been exhibited in New York, Venice, Paris, Seoul, Berlin, Tokyo, Madrid, and Athens, among other global cities. He has had more than 50 exhibits worldwide, and his work is found in the collections of dozens of major museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Museo d’Arte Moderna del Vaticano in Rome, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables.
FAÇADE BY FABIAN BURGOS
Born in Buenos Aires where he currently lives and works, Fabian Burgos is a contemporary painter recognized for his use of intense color to create vibrant geometric compositions. In his work, steady horizontal lines of color are often interrupted by circular shapes or linear patterns, creating an optical effect that mimics the constant movement and energy of the city. Burgos’ work for SLS LUX will present residents and passersby with a striking vision of beauty. It will also allow him to be an active participant in Miami’s urban development, a practice that has interested him since completing public art projects in Buenos Aires and Montbéliard, France. Burgos began his artistic training under the great Argentine painter, Luis Felipe Noé, and continued his studies at the Fundación Antorchas, run by Guillermo Kuitca, the contemporary Argentine artist. His work has been exhibited extensively in Argentina and has been included in shows across Latin America, in the United States, and in France.
ANA ISABEL MARTINEZ LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT
Born in Venezuela and educated at Sorbonne Université in Paris, Ana Isabel Martinez is a successful business consultant, artist, and entrepreneur. Utilizing a multistep process that involves drawing, photography, digital imaging, video rendering, and LED technology, she creates an interactive space where viewers are faced with a world of technical effects and a spectacle of forms and dynamic information. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and public spaces in cities worldwide, including Miami and Washington, D.C., in the United States and Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Lima in South America. She is also the founder of Prasadam ART, a platform for various forms of art and sculpture specifically created to assist with the transformation of humankind.