Mestrovic to Create the Longest Continuous Hand-Painting to be Exhibted at this Year’s Art Basel.
VH1 + SCOPE announce an interactive art component with artist and calligrapher, Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, for their third annual event during Art Basel in Miami Beach on Friday, December 5th 2014. Each year, VH1 + SCOPE bring art and music to life by collaborating with an artist and live music performer.
At this year’s VH1 + SCOPE event during Art Basel week, artist Mestrovic will present an ambitious piece by combining his style of calligraphy with audio and video projections. The custom multimedia installation, “NOESIS,” is set to transform the space into a dynamic expression of vision and movement, where writing calligraphy meets digitization. The installation will meditate on the distortion and reflection of movement through time.
Selected by SCOPE Art Show, Mestrovic will hand-paint onto hundreds of feet of Japanese synthetic paper, which will position the installation as the longest continuous painting to be shown during this year’s Art Basel event. Mestrovic will combine the innovative digital processes and ethereal ink painting for the installation. “NOESIS” refers to the perception of the mind, and will take art viewers on a journey through creative flow and energy. The hand painted paper will drape throughout the venue, beginning at its entrance and culminating in a truss tower of the event’s main rotunda space.
“After being awarded the See.Me Year in Review Grand Prize at SCOPE New York this year, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to continue working with SCOPE and now VH1 for their Miami Beach event,” says Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic.
I’m creating what will be the largest continuous hand-made painting of this year’s Miami Art Basel events and inviting the attendees to step into one of my Living Paintings and be immersed in an evening of ART + MUSIC.
The Argentine artist is known for his renowned and most recent installation at the MOMA, Living Paintings, which debuted earlier this year. Mestrovic lived in Tokyo and studied calligraphy for years. He often uses ancient texts and his knowledge of lettering in his artwork. In addition, the artist brings this event’s concept to life through his past experiences in art and pop culture by collaborating with Kanye West, CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), NIKE, MTV Japan, KENZO and many more.