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 4 featured Miami, FL artist Reinier Gamboa who painted this stunning piece.
Reinier Gamboa is a Cuban-born painter and artist hailing from Miami, FL. Born in Camaguey in 1984, he attended the New World School of the Arts and received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (on a full Presidential Scholarship from 2002 to 2006). He taps into the tense uncertainties inherent in the myths and rituals of indigenous Native American, Latin and South American cultures (all of which contribute directly to his heritage) through exploratory color fields, human and animal totems, and the natural environment. He often presents his audience with figures of dancers at rest or in waiting, religious iconography captured as if in action, and creatures surrounded by vague swathes of subtropical and supertropical tones. Gamboa’s work has been featured at venues in Miami, Santa Monica, Pasadena and St. Louis, including benefit exhibitions at Locust Projects (Miami) and Nucleus Gallery (Alhambra, CA). Accolades include a First Place prize in the 2012 Figure Now Art Contest at Fontbonne University (St. Louis) and winning Best of Show in the 2002 Down River Juried Printmaking Exhibition. Gamboa lives and works in Miami.