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SCOPE Miami Beach to Celebrate Hi-Fructose’s 14th Year with Okuda, Hot Tea, AJ Fosik Projects

Okuda

Hi-Fructose partners with Scope Miami Beach for SCOPE's 18th edition. SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke pavilion on the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street.


Okuda

Hi-Fructose partners with Scope Miami Beach for SCOPE’s 18th edition. SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke pavilion on the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street.


AJ Fosik

Honoring its mission to provide a platform for discovery, SCOPE welcomes a diverse range of invited exhibitors, featuring a fresh selection of emerging galleries in its New Contemporary program. With an emphasis on innovation, SCOPE Miami Beach sets itself apart by offering a 360° experience of Contemporary Art that encompasses VIP Programming, immersive Special Projects, compelling brand integrations and a dynamic array of Museum and Cultural Partners. In addition, SCOPE Miami Beach deepens its ties with the New Contemporary and Street Art genres by celebrating HI-FRUCTOSE’s 14th year in publication. Hi-Fructose will be transforming the SCOPE tent with ambitious projects featuring artists Okuda, Hot Tea, and AJ Fosik. Complementing these museum quality installations, SCOPE is enlisting Andrew Hosner to assemble a focused Exhibitor Program of the most influential galleries in this genre. Amidst praise from collectors, SCOPE will continue its dynamic VIP Programming with an exclusive series of talks and events. SCOPE will also offer an exclusive shuttle service for VIP Cardholders, courtesy of Porsche. SCOPE Miami Beach opens on December 4, with its Platinum First View and VIP + Press Preview, and will open to the public December 5-9, 2018. Stay tuned for updates!


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Hi-Fructose readers need no introduction to the plethora of artists and galleries that were featured in this year's installment of SCOPE Miami Beach. Known as the biggest worldwide professional show of modern art, 2015 marked the fair's 15th anniversary. Despite heavy rains and winds that led to water seeping into the fair's signature white tent, attendance was higher than ever- roughly 49,000 attended compared to last year's 45,000 attendees. Take a look at more of our highlights from SCOPE Miami Beach after the jump!
Madrid-based artists Remed and Okuda teamed up recently for the Streets of Colour mural series, which took them as far south as Miami and as far north as Toronto and Oslo. Okuda's work is much more figurative, presenting forms in geometric arrangements akin to Cubist portraits with splashes of neon. Meanwhile, Remed's work is decidedly abstract, layering flat, simplified shapes and playing with arrangements of vivid colors. For Streets of Colour, the two artists seemed to fuse their styles seamlessly. The final stop of the tour was the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art where they collaborated on a wall with Norwegian artist Tune Emblemsvag. Check out some highlights from their mural tour after the jump.
AJ Fosik, a self-described "sawdust provocateur," crafts wooden sculptures that appear as totem-like beasts, extending from the wall with a spiritual vibrancy. The artist counts taxidermy, rituals from varying cultures, and folk art as influences in these pieces. The nature of how the pieces stand or are mounted to walls, in particular, references taxidermic practices. His work adorned the cover of Hi-Fructose Vol. 18.
“Sawdust provocateur" AJ Fosik crafts totem-like wooden sculptures influenced by taxidermy, rituals from varying cultures, and folk art. He's also one of three artists crafting installation projects at SCOPE Miami Beach's atrium (Dec. 4-9), marking Hi-Fructose's 14th year in publishing. Fosik was the cover artist for Hi-Fructose Vol. 18 and was last featured on HiFructose.com here. Below, he talks to us about what's ahead:

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