Paragon Gallery Presents “The Internationals & Associates” for Art Basel 2012

For Immediate Release:

Contact Gallery: Ed Miranda

Paragon Gallery is proud to announce “The Internationals” an exhibit of internationally known artists during “Art Basel Miami” (Dec 3rd – Dec 10th). The exhibit including Robin Van Arsdol (U.S.A.), Johann Eyfells (Iceland), Ekatherina Savtchenko (Russia) and Chidi Kwubiri (Nigeria) is an example of the diversity of the world, while focusing on the rarity of the individual and their origins.

Curator/artist Robin Van Arsdol, R.V. as the world knows him, was a major player during the 1980’s street art movement. Credited with over 5,000 murals in the streets of New York, he is one of the most prolific urban artists of our time. He has produced the Graffiti Conference in Orlando, Florida for the past 6 years and currently resides in Miami Beach, U.S.A.

Johann Eyfells, the senior member of the exhibit, represented Iceland in the 45th Venice Benielle in 1993 and was a member of the Millennium exhibit at the United Nations in 1999 -2000. Known for his paper and cloth rust transfers, he is a moment in time from our not so distant past “1972”. Conceptual in nature his works are organic and earthy “I call them Icelandic”, they are of the tundra.

Ekatherina Savtchenko is originally from St. Petersburg but currently divides her time between New York City, U.S.A. and Dusseldorf, Germany. Her “Unity” exhibit has been shown at the United Nations in New York City as well as at the Contemporary Art Museum in Beijing, China and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Known for her figures engulfed in color, she is a strong supporter of the World Peace Movement.

Chidi Kwubiri graduated from the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany. He resides in Germany but still maintains his ties to his homeland, Nigeria. The youngest in the group, he is known for his furious dripping technique where upon mysterious figures emerge from an explosive chaos of color. He has exhibited in Europe, USA and Africa. Currently Chidi Kwubiri is one of the most sought after contemporary artists in the young vibrant and bubbling art scene of Nigeria.

Joining the “Internationals” at Paragon Gallery will be an additional exhibition “The Associates”, artists related to Paragon Gallery. This list includes  “The Father of Digital Art” Laurence Gartel, Celebrity Pop Artist Stephen Gamson, Famed Sculptor Salvatore (Sal) Zagami, Conceptual Photographer Michel Tcherevkoff, Alberto J. Carol, Leonor Anthony, Baron Laurent de Posson, Photographer Enrique Monasterio, Grazyna Kleinman, Linda Naili, Sculptor Tony Lopez, Jim Hosner, and special guest Chef Calvert Lafollette from the United States.

Paragon Gallery is located at 2033 Northwest 1st Place at NW 20th street at the southern tip of the Miami Wynwood Arts District. The Gallery is devoted to Contemporary, Cuban, Latin American and International Art. There will be a reception for the artists Dec. 8th from 5-7 pm and the public is welcome.

Ed Miranda

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Telephone 786-360-6160



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