A Warm Wave of New York’s Contemporary Abstract Expression— The Artist Zuz Delights Miami Beach Art Basel VIP’s
The room stood with anticipation as NYC artist Zuz (aka The Artist Zuz) unveiled her latest work Silk and Paper. The reveal took place at a special reception during Art Basel in Miami Beach at a celebration of her show made possible by Sriracha House.
Part of the night’s excitement was the exclusive preview of Zuz’s silk sculptures – an unusual combination of painted textile, which the artist molds onto a wire mesh, forcing permanence on what is typically an esoteric styling of fabric. The result was a sensual display of undulating drapery topped with the signature painted line work for which The Artist Zuz is known. (Her work can be seen online at www.IamZuz.com).
Guests also had the chance to take home one of two sketches, which the artist created specifically for the evening’s affair. “I work intuitively in a style similar to action painting but I focus on resolving complexities in a way that is positive and exciting,” said Zuz at the reception. “That’s what I wish to pass on through the work and it was a pleasure to extend that vibe by giving something back to those who came to support my work.” Her colorful collection of sculptures and drawings is pleasantly positive in tone, a direct reflection of The Artist Zuz’s vibrant energy.
In keeping with the playful spirit of the night’s event, each winner was announced over a guest-given drum roll before they ran up to the front to claim their original works. The rest of the attendees happily snacked on Asian-fusion cuisine provided by the newly opened Sriracha House and basked in the afterglow of contemporary expression, as translated by The Artist Zuz. A successful evening for everyone involved and possibly even a sign of an emerging movement within the contemporary art scene.