One of the most anticipated satellite events of this year’s Basel Week Miami was the Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch collaboration – an exhibition entitled Unrealism. The show opened on the 2nd of December at The Moore Building in the Miami Design District and will stay on view until the 6th of December.
Showcasing works by over 50 international artists, this exceptionally well curated show celebrates the recent revival of interest in figurative painting and sculpture. Very diverse in their styles, interest and aesthetics, the selected participants are some of the most original and compelling artists working in figuration from the 1980s to the present. While respecting the traditional concept of figurative imagery, these creatives are making significant changes to what we have come to expect from these type of works. From turning towards complete abstraction, focusing on the outsiders of society, to setting the work in surreal environments, the artists have filled the four floors of space with exciting pieces of contemporary art. Through a vast selection of oil paintings, exceptional charcoal drawings, paper cutouts and different sculptural pieces, the show is an extensive overview of contemporary version of classic figurative art.