The Coconut Groove Art Festival is back in South Miami!!
Every year the Coconut Groove Art Festival gathers more than 360 artists to showcase their work in this exciting three-day event.
This year the event is hosted on February 19-21, opening at 10:00 am ET.
I think the best part about this event is that it brings people together and gives people an opportunity to learn and grow from the different types of art showcased by the artists. You also get to talk with the artists, and it’s always fun to learn what inspires people to produce their work and what process they use.
Listed below are artists from previous Coconut Grove Festivals that I thought were interesting:
Jesse Kunerth - Digital Art
The mixture of different city images from Jesse’s travels creates this brilliant stylization that fits the look of an urban city. I especially love the use of contrast here between the dark buildings and the colorful sky.
David Burton - 3D Mixed Media
The use of several figures to illustrate popular culture in combination with the monochromatic color scheme creates an interesting sculpture. Criticism of how shallow these characters may be to him and how they will be lost to time or to glorify these characters as timeless entities.
Keith Mountford - Watercolor painting
The vivid accuracy of the streets of York is an impressive feat from Keith Mountford, who painted this piece as a way to recapture the moments of his life and travels.
Gaston Carrio - Painting
Gaston’s years of architectural experience come through in this piece from the “Steel Breeze” series, using rough 3D-like strokes to make us question whether we are looking at a ship, a building, or any other structural pieces that are meant to be conveyed.
Isack Kousnsnky - Digital Art
Kousnsnky’s motif of creating transcendental images of nature is no less apparent in this piece, where he portrays a jellyfish covered in a myriad of blended colors, creating an air of whimsy and wonder toward this creature.
Events like the coconut grove art festival allow us to see many upcoming, promising artists in the industry. Each with their own special motivations that inspire them to make the breathtaking art we see here.
I hope you can find some new things that inspire you this year, as these artists have.
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