Ones to Watch: Eight Up-and-Coming Miami Artists
|A scene from "Getting Rid of all My Shoes" by Autumn Casey.|
It has also inspired debates about which South Florida creatives best represent the Magic City, with names like Jillian Mayer, Christy Gast, Naomi Fisher, Jim Drain, Beatrice Monteavaro, Adler Guerrier, Clifton Childree, Agustina Woodgate, the TM Sisters, Gean Moreno, and scores more tossed into the debate.
The list of Miami artists who've moved on to seek opportunities elsewhere is certainly growing. (See Daniel Arsham, Luis Gispert, Hernan Bas, and Bert Rodriguez, for example.) But so is the list of local talent that has helped elevate the 305's burgeoning art scene onto the international stage. Miami remains a hothouse for visual artists who are making an impact, with a new generation ready to break out and seize the chance to rep our city to the world.
Here is a list of up and coming names we believe could be the next big thing in art -- in Miami and beyond.
|A screenshot from Viking Funeral's "Version (Godard)," 2011.|
The collaborative duo create works ranging from video to art installations and art books, and can often be found at Churchill's Pub performing as a band. Bridging both the art and music worlds with their edgy, at times moody aesthetic, this pair is adept at battering the brain pan.
This painter transports viewers to an otherworldly place with his narrative, acid-toned canvases that often include a Fellini-esque cast of characters. Think scenes of refugees from a zombie flick lynching mermaids. Aguilar specializes in unsettling imagery as distinctly recognizable as it is grotesque.