Austin Allen James, whose successful art career has seen his designs translated into treasured compositions, will bring his designs and artwork to the forefront of South Florida’s art scene during Spectrum Miami, on Dec 6-10, 2023.
James shared his excitement over debuting at Spectrum Miami in booth #1315, “I love to exhibit at fine art fairs because they allow me the opportunity to share my creativity with artists and patrons. As a professor of poetry at Texas Southern University, I talk about my passion for poetry and publishing on a regular basis. Art fairs are a stage for me to share the visual side of the artist life I travel.”
Spectrum Miami | Redwood Art Group is a curated contemporary art fair now is in its 13th year. Held at the iconic Mana Wynwood, which offers an indoor exhibition venue with more than 150,000 square feet of space. Located in the heart of the thriving Wynwood Arts District and running alongside sister fair Red Dot Miami, Spectrum offers a unique opportunity to connect 200 contemporary blue-chip galleries with emerging artists – bringing together an international audience for a world class art event - all under one roof.
James commented, “As a working artist, designer, educator and father of two, I am always creating. Whether in my studio in Texas or designing on the go. I am always creating, painting, writing, and designing. In addition to the fine art I create, I am well-known for creating one-of-a-kind pieces of functional art furniture for luxury interiors. This evolving collection for my work brings me from my hometown of Houston to New Orleans, Sarasota to New York City, San Francisco and now Miami - one of the world's leading art destinations.”
Austin Allen James Background
Celebrating more than three decades of experience in fine art, James' lifelong passion for the love of color has led to experimenting with paint and becoming a professional artist and object designer. Austin describes his fine art style as a compilation of abstract and figurative drawings of paint on canvas that combines unique artistic techniques that he has honed throughout his career. Artwork that features a cornucopia of color, textures and materials that he uses to make crushed pigments, oils, acrylic, resins with mixed media embellishments.
James shared, “My mission in art is to continue the tradition of the color field and lyrical abstractionist painters of the 20th century and contribute to the development of form through experimentation with techniques and materials.”
Growing up near the Gulf Coast, James attributes his coastal environment as a major influence of his design style and artwork. From how he captures energy and color to how he looks at creating art, furniture, and objects. James holds several educational degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts from Naropa University, in Colorado.
“I believe that an education in art is an education in composition. Composition transcends the boundaries of one art to another: poetry/visual art/furniture/sculpture/objects/and storytelling,’ James commented. “Composition is simply the syntactical order in which items are combined. There are millions of compositions. Only some of them feel ‘just right’. To master art is to master composition. The journey continues as long as I have breath.”
Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, on Dec 6-10 will collectively showcase 1000 emerging artists who will present their artwork to more than 40.000 visitors, while celebrating a fine art experience that includes special programming, networking with high-worth collectors, with music, entertainment and other special events. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://rwag.ticketspice.com/red-dot-miami-spectrum-miami-2023