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Meet Miami-Based Artist Augusto Esquivel


Meet Augusto Esquivel

Meet Augusto Esquivel a Miami-based, Argentinian born artists who is mostly known for his floating sculptures using buttons as his media. His work has captivated audiences is a variety of art fairs including at Art Wynwood 2012 when he displayed a whimsical sculpture of a gum ball machine along side a carnival high striker. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1976 Augusto Esquivel studied cinematography at the Cievyc Center for the Investigation and Study of Audiovisual Media Production in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 1997 and 1999 and began his career as self-trained artist in 2009.

Artist Statement

 I am often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing. I realize how insignificant and small a simple sewing button can be as it lays in my grandmother’s sewing box, but at the same time how unique and precious it can become as part of a work of art. Like an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole. I hold the button to my ear and it whispers to me, “I want to be”.

Group Shows: 2012 “Conversations”, now Contemporary Art, Miami, FL 2012 “Scope NY”, New York. 2012 “Art Wynwood”, Miami, FL. 2011 “Art Miami”, Miami, FL. 2011 “Mélange”, now Contemporary Art, Miami, FL. 2011 “Scope NY”, New York, NY. 2010 “Artbo”, Bogota, Colombia. 2010 “Art Miami”, Miami, FL, U.S.A.

tricycle made with buttons

piano made of floating buttonsduck made with buttons

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