Wynwood Art District
3000 North Miami Ave. (Midtown Miami)

dal 6/12/2012 al 13/12/2012
daily 10am-6pm

Segnalato da

Debra Anderson

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Wynwood Art District, Miami

A Three Man Show Featuring New York Graffiti Art Legends Ivory, CES-One, Tich. An exhibition celebrating their individual styles and techniques with their iconic, large scale works.

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Curated by Carlo McCormick

LUXOTICA, a group exhibition featuring new works by pioneering graffiti artists IVORY, CES ONE and TICH curated by Carlo McCormick debuts during Art Basel Miami Beach at The 1926 Seminole Building in the Wynwood Arts District. Following a private preview on Thursday, December 6th, the exhibition opens to the public on Friday December 7, from 6-10pm and will be on view through December 14th, open daily from 10am-6pm. Ivory, Ces One and Tich brought color to the parts of the big apple where its skin was in decay, as they left their mark and proclaimed their alter egos on the brown/grey dullness of the outer boroughs. LUXOTICA is the first time these artists, who have known each other since they were teens, are exhibiting together. It is an exhibition celebrating their individual styles and techniques that have matured over the years. Iconic, large scale works by all three artists will be featured in the massive exhibition space of the 1926 Semiole Building.

IVORY's new works on canvas are iconic vintage Cadillac emblems, some as big as 18‘x 6 1/2’. Bringing his two passions together, graffiti painting and classic automobiles, Ivory’s mark making with automotive spray paint traces the history of the emblem from the art deco period to the 70s. A collector of vintage Cadillacs, his work is a unique personal statement. When asked how he defines creating from street as canvas to canvas as canvas, he says “It’s like being a tiger in a cage". Ivory previously produced the 2008 Legends of Style exhibition in Greenpoint’s Alphabeta gallery.

TICH's new works are inspired from an earlier career project awarded by the City of New York and the Metropolitan Transit Authority for an interior subway advertisement competition. Tich creates his interpretation of the subway lines to the 5 boroughs in bold colors, echoing the celebrated MTA map of NYC and disperses his graffiti tags on the canvas, bringing his mural works in urban corners to a collage-inspired map. Celebrating the art in the streets that is unseen and now visible, by distilliing these few tags, reminding us of the rich palette and textures that graffiti in the street brings to the urban experience, now captured on canvas and preserved from decay.

CES ONE's new works are an explosion of fictional popular culture characters, ranging from the Bumblebee Transformer to Wonder Woman and the Morton Salt Umbrella Girl. The colors are bold and the level of detail lives up to what we've come to expect from the leader of the Wild Style look in contemporary graffiti. Ces has been graffiti writing since 1983 and has been a major international influence in the development of the artform. Never one to rest on his achievements, he brings a new level of skill to Miami with this nostalgic and eclectic rendering of figures from the world of imagination.

About the Artists


Ivory (Joshua Modlinger) was born in 1974 in the Bronx NYC to a family of Jewish and Puerto Rican descent. Ivory began his career in graffiti writing in 1989, mentored on the streets by the best in the business, back when the subculture was not a business in any sense of the word. One of a handful of 1990s NYC graffiti masters, Ivory was painting alongside CES, Seen, T kid 170, Part TDS, Cope2, to name just a few. Ivory’s work is informed by a keen sense of the danger that lurks in every corner of the city, combined with multiple renderings of the sleek look of the cadillac emblem as the ultimate American icon. This is a love/hate relationship with America and Americana, inspired, like Warhol before him, by the both the dream and the reality.


Tich (David Morris) began creating art as a young man in New York City, inspired by hidden world of dark alleys, dirty train tunnels and overgrown areas of the parks. He painted murals in these forgotten urban corners, taking inspiration from the underground life that exists in these places. He still uses these experiences as an inspiration when painting, to capture a mixed reflection on city life.

Tich received award honors from the City of New York and the Metropolitan Transit Authority in 1995 for an interior subway advertisement competition. He was also presented with the Roy Lichtenstein artist’s award upon graduation from the Dwight School in 1996. His mural paintings have been published in numerous graffiti / street art magazines and books during the last 15 years.

Born 1977, he attended Lorenzo di’ Medici Institute for Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. In New York he has attended The School of Visual Arts, the Pratt Institute, and the Art Students League. He has also attended Antioch college, and received his BFA in History from New England College. Born and raised on Manhattan’s Westside, he currently resides, creates and works in the Tri-State area of New York.


Ces One (Robert Provenzano) is a New York City leader of the new Wild Style look in contemporary graffiti. Attention to streamlining and aerodynamics were key to the CES formula for alphabetic reconfiguration.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and the graffiti innovations of CES have been relentlessly knocked off by his peers and have influenced the new generation of graffiti writers in the U.S. and throughout the world.

CES has been a graffiti artist since 1983 and continues to produce powerful visual artwork today, never settling-living from his art and learning from his art. CES has been featured in the New York Times, Rad Pages, The Source, Mass Appeal, TimeOut-New York, and Sneaker Pimps-Motug.

Media Contact: Debra Anderson, (347) 463-9023 x1415 or debra@cultureshockny.com. A Private Preview will be held Thursday, November 6, 7-9pm. Members of the media are invited to attend, access to interviews with artists and photography/video of the exhibition. Press RSVP to press@cultureshockny.com and clarify any specifics of your planned coverage.


The 1926 Seminole Building-Wynwood Arts District
120 NW 25th St. Wynwood, FL 33127
Opening hours: daily from 10am-6pm
Free Admission

dal 6/12/2012 al 13/12/2012

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