Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Miami Artist Troy Simmons, Solo Show at Context Art Fair

MIAMI, FL- Local Artist Troy Simmons has immersed himself in his latest artwork, exploring the evolution of urbanism and nature’s persistence to coexist. A consistent theme, which echoes true to his intense fascination with nature and modern Brutalist Architecture.

Under the direction of JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery in Basel, Switzerland, Simmons will showcase his new concrete work during a solo show at CONTEXT Miami Art Fair December 2nd-7th at booth #E75. He will also have several pieces on display at SCOPE Art Show Miami Beach.

His massive, large-scale concrete canvases are a mix of acrylic paints and raw materials. At first glance, the magnitude of his work is clearly realized. Most of his pieces weight over 100 pounds. A rough and raw relationship often described as a cataclysmic illustration of urbanism.
Simmons calls his work a “re-incarnation of the Arte Povera genre” where the inclusion of simple natural elements, such as wood and soil takes an integral part in the creation of the art. His intended goal is to create a playful mix of the hard and soft, expressing the ideological perceptions of binary relationships.

 Rochi Llaneza, Former Executive Director of Hardcore Contemporary Art, curated his first show in Miami in 2009. She says, “Creating an algorithm of inspired imagery, Simmons’ connection to his ecological charged pieces is clearly reflected in his use of re-purposed materials.”
The inspiration behind his latest collection evolved after a recent trip to Germany. He spent time with his wife’s family exploring Baden-W├╝rttemberg in the southern part of the country. The postwar architecture is a fragmentation of Germany’s traditional heritage mixed with simple modern construction.
Simmons is a Resident Artist at the Bakehouse Artist Complex in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Troy Simmons Featured in Artnet for Art Southampton 2014

Troy Simmons, "Genesis II, III" (2014), JanKossen Contemporary.

Miami Artist Troy Simmons was featured in a recent review by Artnet.com which is the leading resource for the international art market community.  Artnet writer Cait Munro said, "Troy Simmons’s Genesis II, III provides a similarly architectural perspective, using materials like concrete and aluminum to create what he calls a “re-incarnation of the Arte Povera genre.”
Read more of the article here.