When: Saturday Jan. 14 5-10pm
Where: Wynwood Gallery Space
173 NW 23RD ST.
MIAMI FL 33127
This month’s upcoming Wynwood ‘Second Saturday’s Art Walk’ event will be the launch of the UNIX and Paredes collaboration. In addition to Paredes’ original works, the 6,000 sq. foot gallery will welcome celebrated graffiti street artist Cope2 and UK artist Max Wiedemann, best known for his perfection of spray painting and high life celebration.
Miguel Paredes, a local and internationally celebrated artist, has announced plans for his space in Wynwood to be curated by UNIX Fine Art, a leading London based group of art dealers. Over the next several months, Alex Cesaria of UNIX will showcase a rotating series of artists, in addition to curating and representing Paredes’ new ventures.
Cope2 is an American artist of Puerto Rican decent. Born in 1968, New York City native Cope2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and auctions throughout the United States and abroad. He is a self-taught artist who is a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. One of New York City’s most legendary prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978.
Graffiti artist Maximilian Wiedemann’s work explores the dependent relationship between pop culture, media and consumerism.
Never having seen the inside of an art academy, Wiedemann’s roots lie in the urban landscape, which he then traded in for the blank canvas. On his journey he perfected the skill of spray can art and developed a range of techniques, allowing him to capture and express the strong accent of urban art in a new context.