MiamiArt in Residence

Art in Residence

Mandarin Oriental, Miami has been an icon on Brickell Key and a keeper of art in unexpected places. From Rainer’s divers hanging from the ceilings and illuminating the lobby at night to Flavio’s textured paintings displayed throughout the hotel, our Art in Residence programme exemplifies our commitment to incorporating the arts through local and international talent and elevating our guest experience by creating an environment both cultural and inspiring.  

About the Artists

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Art in Residence: Sculptures (4) - Divers

Timeline: Currently on display

Location: Lobby

About the Artist: Ranier Lagemann, born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1959, began his career in California’s Bay Area as a welder, which opened the door to learning how to express himself artistically through the medium. Armed with a degree in architecture from FH Detmold, Lagemann gathered inspiration throughout his various and extensive travels. During this time, Lagemann found his passion in interpreting the human body through the art of sculpture. Currently, he resides in the Coconut Grove area.

For inquires: Please contact Ranier Lagemann by email at rainerlagemann@me.com or by phone at +1 (510) 384 2595.

Website: http://www.rainerlagemann.com/

Art in Residence: Oil & Texture on board/canvas – Spread Your Wings, A hot day, A kind of magic, Made in heaven, Play the game, Don’t stop me now

Timeline: Currently on display

Location: La Mar by Gastón Acurio, Meeting Space

About the Artist: Flavio Galvan is an independent artist who, for more than 28 years, has travelled the path of art nourishing himself with experiences generated in his travels, by his intense and varied relationships, including the difficulties of family life, university studies and workshops conducted by others. In his years of work in Argentina, his native country, he exhibited his work in museums and galleries, until he opened "Galvan Art Gallery" where he showed and sold his art until he immigrated to the United States where he currently resides.

Galvan submerges himself in the world of matter and forms, expressing with defined gestures, a strong color palette and his rich and multifaceted inner life. Each work is a journey through space, being carried away by a spell of energy as if surfing on a stormy sea. He manages obstacles and accidents and shapes them into a delicious visual symphony of colors.

For inquires: Please contact hotel General Manager, Robert Lowe by email at rlowe@mohg.com.

Website: https://www.flaviogalvan.com/

Art in Residence: Canvas paintings – Crashing Waves, Mermaid Song, Soulful Sea

Timeline: June – July 2019

Location: Across from MO Bar + Lounge

About the Artist: Christopher Florentino, known professionally as Flore, is an international American Contemporary Fine artist born in Brooklyn, New York. His work ranges from contemporary art pieces to mid-century modern inspired interior design. Having exhibited all over the world, Flore began 2018 with the debut of his first solo show in Los Angeles ' A Perpetual Compulsive Repetition of Words'. Through this exhibition, Flore invited collectors on a voyeuristic journey into his head space over the past year. Intentionally choosing words that leave room for multiple interpretations, Flore creates space for his viewers to develop their own narratives alongside evoking introspective emotive moments.

Something Modern’ is Flore’s most recent body of work inspired by the artists love of mid century modern design and a deconstruction of the artists urban cubism series. The series expresses pure thought in gesture and color and texture opposed to the words, faces and structure of the urban series. It is a freedom influenced heavy by De Kooning, CY Twombly & Jean Michael Basquiat.

For inquires: Please contact Lisha McArdle by email at info@artangels.net or by phone at +1 (786) 753 8088.

Website: https://www.artangels.net/art/flore

Art in Residence: Layered acrylics on canvas- We Are Not Registered, Jump in The Line

Timeline: Currently on display

Location: Across from MO Bar + Lounge

About the Artist: Born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California and raised in the Atlanta area, Craig first recognized his creative drive via crayons on his parents' walls, like many inspired young artists, and by the age of 7 his capacity for detailed visual interpretation became undeniable. After excelling in an introductory drawing class in school, Craig continued to develop technically and conceptually through his own diligent studies while always planning to pursue a formal art education.

He is most well-known for his Populus series, which drew inspiration from a balcony overlooking Orange Beach, Alabama where patrons enjoying a wedding party seemed to form the shape of an eye where they stood. Craig explains, "Inspiration begins with a 'What if...' as I consider alternate imagery, surfaces, effects, results, etc. It comes from the past in conjunction with now. Like a bolt of lightning."

For inquiries: Please contact Lisha McArdle by email at info@artangels.net or by phone at +1 (786) 753 8088.

Website: http://www.artnet.com/artists/craig-alan/

Art in Residence: Acrylic on wood panel (2) – ColorScape Series – Red, Gold

Timeline: Currently on display

Location: Across from MO Bar + Lounge

About the Artist: Born in Sydney, Australia, Bernard Dunaux moved to the United States in 1981, after completing his formal art studies in Paris, France. With a decidedly contemporary palette, over the years Bernard Dunaux has been represented by several galleries across the United States, and is collected worldwide.

"I am in a constant search of new forms of visual expression. My creative process originates with what I identify as a non-moment- when constant thought ceases, and shifts into movement and line, paint and canvas. My path is through unconsciousness of the gesture. Subject matter remains only a starting point, as the direct action of painting itself takes over and dictates my course. Each painting strives to elicit a glimpse of the “visual thought”, before the thought becomes instinctual emotion." -BD

For inquiries: Please contact Lisha McArdle by email at info@artangels.net or by phone at +1 (786) 753 8088.

Website: http://dunaux.com/