In honor Hispanic Heritage Month and to create a unique live experience for its’ community and shoppers, Brookfield Properties partnered with Muros to activate a multi-weekend live painting arts program called Art At The Park with local artists at their Shops at Merrick Park property. All of the artists’ paintings were made available for sale through an online auction after the series with proceeds from the auction benefiting Coral Gables Community Foundation and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in support of their programs and services that strengthen the heart of our community.
Week 3 featured artist Ivan Roque.
Born December of 1991, Ivan J. Roque is a visual and street artist from Miami, Florida. Raised in the inner city of the infamous Carol City with a passion for the concepts of birth, death, renewal and social struggles. His influences range from the old masters to the new such Caravaggio, Marc Rothko, Typoe and Gianni Versace. Roque has been able to accomplish many achievements for his young age, such as working with rapper Denzel Curry, collaborating with major brands like Samsung, Becks, Seagram’s Gin, Ultra Music Festival and showcasing alongside established artists such as The London Police, David Detuna, John “CRASH” Matos and many more. He has traveled quite extensively for various exhibitions and murals including shows in New York City, Dubai, Seoul and mural festivals such as the Bushwick Collective Block Party, and Pow Wow Worcester. Roque also has had three gallery solo shows and one museum solo show at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. He has a Bachelor of Art in Visual Arts from the Florida International University.