Arts Town Center Aventura

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Erwin Wurm - Big Disobedience, 2016 Aluminum, paint

Erwin Wurm (b. 1954 Bruck an der Mur/Stryria, Austria) engages with the established history of sculpture, yet pushes the boundaries of the medium to new and exciting possibilities that incorporate participatory, temporal and psychological elements. Wurm often uses absurd and comic elements of contemporary society – particularly in relation to the human body – in his sculpture, and he has repeatedly re-drawn and extended the boundary defining a visible form from inside and outside, fundamentally challenging and questioning the viewer's perception of reality.

Big Disobedience is a larger-than-life version of Wurm's Disobedience, 2014, through which the artist utilizes clothing in place of the body as the sculptural element to define the human form. The title of the work is inspired by Henry David Thoreau's 1849 essay Civil Disobedience. Wurm's reference to the essay is tied to ideas about obedience and disobedience with regard to political and social correctness, a theme explored throughout his work.

DABSMYLA – Awesome, 2017

Australian husband-and-wife visual artists, DABSMYLA, employ a shared design language that dictates subject matter, positioning, color theory and perspective. With this established framework and unspoken set of rules- strengthened by over a decade of working together simultaneously - their singular goal is to tell an expansive story that is wholly unique to their own experiences. Panorama is of particular importance in DABSMYLA’s work.

Awesome at Town Center Aventura was created with the intent that people would be able to interact with a mural that is visually arresting, bright and inviting which is also appealing to visitors regardless of age or gender. For this mural, Dabsmyla applied a new technique that they have been developing for outdoor work where they paint the design without outlines, which creates an outcome closer to the look of their studio paintings.

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