Set within the Wynwood District of Miami Art Basel 2010, the Fountain Art Fair prides itself on showcasing some of the most avant-garde creatives to hit the Miami Basel art scene. Presenting a solid mix of street art, fine art, installation, performance, and all around general creativity, the Fountain Art Fair was a breath of fresh air for those tired of the white tents and fancy cocktails.
Featuring a blend of galleries and artists, the fair had a variety of edgy competitively priced works, with the general show aesthetic ranging from pop, to abstract, to new contemporary.
Artist Swoons’ poignantly detailed figurative cutouts were a show highlight, and you could pick up your very own original from 10-15k for a 12″ x 24″ piece.
Also a highlight, Bay Area based abstract painter Carly Ivan Garcia whose style – reminiscent of Basquiat, Pollock and Picasso- conveys the new energy of the abstract expressionist movement. Another notable abstract painter to emerge from the fair was Lindsey Brooke Wilner. Wilners’ work reflects the energy of this vivacious artist, who can be recognized by her tulle fairy skirts. Her paintings present a pleasing palate of bold, bright, and fun colors.
The detailed works of collage and diorama artist Ray Sell have left a lasting impression. Using a combination of mixed media, bullets and collage, each piece of Sell’s has been rendered into a noir inspired piece of pop art.
Perhaps the master of Pop at the Fountain Fair was artist Greg Haberny, who propensity to transform his spaces into detailed installations of pop nostalgia had everyone including his fellow artists inspired. Haberny, gives full attention to his details, offering a full selection of art at all price points to the interested collector.