Elite Fine Art Galleries, a Miami-based gallery which recently opened a new location inside Kavachnina Contemporary in Wynwood will be exhibiting four artists at the American Pavilion-Shanghai Art Fair 2011, Ana Sanz, Anica Shpilberg, Carolina Rojas and Luis Kaiulani.
For more than 6 years, Elite Art Editions, now Elite Fine Art Galleries has been representing emergent talent from Latin America throughout international fairs and exhibitions.
At their new place in Wynwood where the art fair Sculpt Miami takes place during Art Basel, Elite Fine Art will be exhibiting large outdoor-indoor sculptures by Hispanic artists at Kavachnina’s sculpture garden.
Ana Sanz, (Spain) will exhibit photographs in which the object is enriched and transformed presenting two different spaces that interact with it.
Sanz’ photographs exhibit a new vision and insight from the aesthetic point of view, original and creative as well.
Anica Shpilberg (Peru) will exhibit her piece “Model Settlement,” a colorful mixed media painting with many layers of paint, textiles and paper depicting life in Shanghai back in the days when the area had settlements, a tax free zone and more international attention due to its economic and trade potential at the Yangtze River.
“It was a community filled with so many people from so many cultures backgrounds and religions that happily coexisted,” said Shpilberg who is also exhibiting this summer her latest works in the Hamptons, New York and London.
Carolina Rojas (Venezuela) will be exhibiting her bronze sculptures and the “Golden Seeds” a concept she created after working as a volunteer for over a year at a The Kampong Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove.
Rojas was inspired by the many lectures and conferences held at the garden about preservation and conservation of the environment and vegetation.
“Coming from Venezuela where we are constantly in contact with nature, eating mangoes or sea grapes, I thought that a way to leave a message for conservation was to create a piece, a golden seed that would serve as a reminder to keep protecting the environment,” said Rojas.
Luis Kaiulani (USA-Venezuela) grew up as a child in Hawaii. His upbringing involved absorbing all of the wonders of the Hawaiian forests, playing in the sands on secluded beaches, meditating on mountaintops and diving into one of the world’s most amazing bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean.
Kaiulani creates abstract works that draw from his Hawaiian and Venezuelan backgrounds and are expressed through his sculptures, paintings and art objects.
“My art is a metaphor for nature’s constant quest for growth through learning, experience and contribution,” said Kaiulani.