Biography

Luis Garcia-Nerey was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1973. Growing up near the Art Center in Miami, he took an interest in art early on. He attended the New World School of the Arts and went on to pursue his studies at Long Island University, where he honed his skills in painting and sculpture. He lives and works in Miami, and has been a resident artist at the South Florida Art Center since 2007.

Work

Whether it’s a painting, a wood-based sculpture, or an installation created with found objects, much of Garcia-Nerey’s work is based on the theory of constructionism. In his pieces, he explores how both the individual and society are influenced and created by each other.
“[My work] comes from the philosophy of the Self and the Other. I believe that our existence depends on one another. I’m most interested in this interaction. I take this philosophy and apply it to what I do. As you interact with my work, you construct it and it constructs you.”

 

Texts from Andrea Schwartz Gallery website.

 

 

 

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Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.