After this year’s Art Basel – Miami Beach has just ended, ROOMS Magazine muses the creative processes and emotional influences of three Miami-based artists in the December print magazine. Autumn Casey, Farley Aguilar and Bhakti Baxter reflect on how their relationship with Miami has changed the way in which they think about art. Particularly in focus is the impact of light on their work and the way in which its influence on the imagination generates an artistic vision. Cogitating the origin of all things, familiar objects become unexpected sources of inspiration for artists, who are ever challenging and questioning their own subjectivity. And, while the works of contemporary artists often exist by an illusion of lighting and composition, the illusion is accepted as an ancient and indispensable artistic extrication. Yet, popular picture sharing sites such as Instagram, which allow for artistic expression and reflection from some, who do not necessarily think of themselves artists, adds a new dimension. The article considers, in dialog with Casey, Aguilar and Baxter, what this means for professional artists, who continue to find unique modes of creative manifestation in surroundings where art is becoming increasingly “common place”.
Read the interviews with Autumn Casey, Farley Aguilar and Bhakti Baxter by Heike Dempster in our new issue ROOMS 16 Superluminal