Contemporary Art Projects USA will exhibit about thirty national and international artists in the largest impressive curated booth at the RED DOT MIAMI Art Fair that takes place this year at Mana Convention Center in Wynwood. A significant number of important Galleries from around the world will offer an outstanding overview of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Minakshi De will exhibit within our Booth R103, located at the Main Entrance of the Fair and across from the VIP Cafe & Lounge Area, displaying a variety of media and styles, from Abstract or Geometric to Figurative, from painting to photography, sculpture and ceramic installation. Due to the interesting themes approached by the Artists and the well-balanced curated conception for the presentation of meanings, shapes, and colors, the exhibition will be attractive and significant for the Art Fair visitors of any age and walk of life, as well as a ‘must see’ for the Art Collectors and all the Art Basel Miami Week viewers of this year.
Minakshi De obtained in 1980 a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with honors from the University of Chittagong and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Fashion & Art Institute, Dallas, TX, in 1982. Currently, she creates her Art from her studio at Vero Beach, FL. Between 1993-2008 she developed her artistic career in Solo Shows at the Kolkata Academy of Fine Arts, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, the Taj Bengal, and Samokal Art Gallery, all in Kolkata, India, as well as at Divine Art Gallery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Giri Art Gallery in Chittagong, Taj Art Gallery in Mumbai, India, and RAGA Gallery 14, Vero Beach, FL. Selected Group Shows, from 1977 to 20016, were at Shilpa Kala Academy in Dhaka, the Alliance Françoise in Chittagong, and Parishad, all in Bangladesh; at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kala Mela, the Institute of International Social Development & Alliance Françoise, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, and the Taj Bengal by Master’s Collection Art Gallery, all in Kolkata, India; as well as in India, at Goa Kala Academy, Nehru Centre in Mumbai, Lalit Kala Academy in Chennai, and AIFACS at Delhi. Other international shows were: in China and in USA, at the Fashion & Art Institute of Dallas, TX, the Crossing Art Gallery presented by the Indo American Arts Council, New York, NY, ART 6 in Richmond, VA, and in Florida at the European Art Gallery, Miami, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Backus Gallery & Museum in Fort Pierce, Miami Art Fair 2012, the Ridge Art Association Gallery in Winter Haven, the Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne, DARBY FINE ART Gallery in Vero Beach, Art-Serve Fort Lauderdale, and the Art Fest @ Doral, Miami, representing INDIA curated by Minakshi De.
Minakshi De says: “Art is my love and inclination. My passion for love is what keeps me going. For me, each painting is a new experience. Each day seems to include not only the creation of something new but also the discovery of other intriguing things. When I start with an empty canvas, I still feel like a student whose mind is riddled with many thoughts. Sometimes the brush guides me, step-by-step, layer-by-layer. As I keep filling the canvas, my desired color, light and subject is spread all over in achieving the perfect emotion that fills my heart. My paintings are based mainly on psychological and physical states with the aid of a number of images. I conceptualize and serialize my many experiences. I believe that the original power of my works lies in the span between their inwardness and their externalization. Most of my work involves a stylized representation of everyday objects. My preference for stylization lies in the tenets of expressionism, which involve gestural brushwork and the existence of colors on a textured surface. I have also shifted the emphasis in my paintings from composition to textures.”
Minakshi De expands the ‘Feminine’ to a new level in a refined attractive way, merging India’s traditional patterns, feminine mystery, and feelings with her own profound message and contemporary technique. Her new acrylic on canvas of 86” x 66”, entitled Pink World, presented by Contemporary Art Projects at Red Dot Art Fair, depicts the latest path in her painting career, as she masterly merges concept, creativity, innovation and artistic message in a unique astonishing Artwork. For many years her Art has received important Awards and it is today in relevant Art Collections.
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY
Wednesday, December 5 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SHOW DAYS & HOURS
Thursday, December 6 | 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, December 7 | 1:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, December 8 | 1:00PM – 9:00PM
Sunday, December 9 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
About Red Dot Miami
Red Dot Miami—a modern and contemporary art show in the heart of Miami featuring an international slate of 75+ galleries showing over 500 leading artists. Now in its 13th year, Red Dot Miami nurtures and strengths Miami’s art scene with a provocative agenda that includes Art Labs, Art Talks, and Spotlight Galleries. The event attracts over 38,000 visitors, a majority of whom are high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable five days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events.
Red Dot Miami exhibitors include top emerging and established galleries from around the world. The curatorial theme for 2018 is [ILLUMINATE]. From works that inspire awe and wonder to sweeping series that reveal new trends to artists who throw light on the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, Red Dot Miami illuminates the best the contemporary art world has to offer including top emerging and established galleries from around the world, selected and approved by the Red Dot Exhibitor Committee.
About Contemporary Art Projects USA
Headquartered in Miami, Contemporary Art Projects USA (http://www.contemporaryartprojectsusa.com), is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists and curators. Their mission is focused on promoting art appreciation within the international community, to inspire and assist with the process of the art collection, and to generate resources that support artists’ creative endeavors through art awareness, artist promotion, and art procurement.
They work with the best minds in the industry and share their experience and passion for marketing the arts, culture, and entertainment. From Biennials and gala auctions to exhibitions and major international art fairs, Contemporary Art Projects USA has the experience, innovation, and creativity to engage audiences through inspired campaigns.
For more information, please contact:
Tata Fernandez, Executive Director
Mariavelia Savino, Chief Curator
Contemporary Art Projects USA
13899 Biscayne Blvd. Suite #302
North Miami Beach, FL 33181