Oliver Cole Gallery

301 NW 28th street

FL 33127 Miami

United States

Phone : 3053920179

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URL : www.olivercolegallery.com

Oliver Cole   (Owner Curator)

Umberto Ambrosini   (Director)

About

Oliver Cole is a Contemporary Gallery based in Miami. Featuring Modern, Street and Pop Art.

Rise + Shine -  Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown Rise + Shine

Lucky Take Out -

Lucky Take Out

Ava - Michael Kalish

Michael Kalish Ava

You are going to miss me when I'm gone - Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones You are going to miss me when I'm gone

Bite - Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham Bite

Black Girl with Pearl - Jenny Boot

Jenny Boot Black Girl with Pearl

Splashing Heart -  David Drebin

David Drebin Splashing Heart

CÉVÉ, Bubbly Red -

CÉVÉ, Bubbly Red

Exhibiting Artists

  • Jenny Boot  (+)

    Detailed Description : Since the beginning of her career Jenny Boot wanted to convey her feelings though art and for this reason she started painting, but soon discovered that with photography she could control her vision even more. Jenny graduated in fashion photography at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam and she has worked for many magazines, been nominated for many awards (including Photography Masters Cup, Fotogram awards, Cannes Lion, Creative award), winning the PANL # 21 members choice award in 2012 and gaining an honorable nomination at the prestigious Moscow International Foto Award. Her work has been presented at the most prestigious international art fairs. Her artworks are part of the collection at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, beside artists like Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, KAWS and Dustin Yellin.

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    • Jenny Boot - Black Girl with Pearl Black Girl with Pearl

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  • Jeremy Brown  (+)

    Detailed Description : Born in 1981 in South Africa. Currently based in Atlanta, self-taught artist Jeremy Brown’s works play with context, form, material, and color, often to vibrant results. Emerging into the contemporary art world in 2015 with the debut of his first exhibition ‘Love Marks The Spot’, Brown finds inspiration in the the calm and in the chaos. Merging raw abstract markings, layering, text and clean lines, Brown has developed a style that entertains and inspires thought. Through the use of layered glass-like uv resin, Brown creates works with physical depth, natural shadows and a three-dimensional feel. Between the layers of cured resin, splatters of paint, abstract markings and text are met with clean sections of color. The combination of these lead the viewer's eye to inspect every inch of the painting, constantly finding new details. Since his debut, in just a few years, Brown has developed a strong following, list of notable collectors and has been invited to exhibit with galleries across the globe.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Jeremy Brown - Rise + Shine Rise + Shine

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  • David Drebin  (+)

    Detailed Description : Internationally-renowned and New York City-based photographer and multidisciplinary artist David Drebin, is celebrated for creating spectacular shots of dazzling subjects including photographs that tell a tale, voyeuristic scenes with people and dream-like city/landscapes that evoke emotions, psychological perspectives and insightful reflections into the viewers’ own imagination and experiences. His work is often described as epic, spectacular, dramatic, cinematic, dreamy, imaginative, smart, sexy, elegant, unexpected and sometimes even funny – providing something for everyone, by appealing to new patrons of the arts and the most sophisticated of collectors. A graduate of Parsons School for Design, David’s career began in commercial photography and quickly made a name for himself advancing into the world of contemporary fine arts. His unique vision, distinctive depth and often passion or tension-filled images provides an infinite surface for the imagination making his work highly desirable as art to adorn and complete the most beautiful spaces, as well as, for periodic high profile campaigns. Throughout his career, Drebin has worked with individuals, A-list celebrities and global powerhouse brands such as Mercedes, American Express, Adidas, The May Fair Hotel, MTV, Nike, Breil, Sony, Davidoff and many more. He’s contributed to top publications such as Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic and ELLE. Over the years, his filmic signature style has evolved into other art forms including lightboxes, neon installations, etching on crystal starfire glass and most recently, the revolutionary “photo sculpture” where he transforms his iconic muses and femme fatales into breathtaking high-definition 3D art masterpieces. His work has been shown at many of the most prestigious art fairs around the world over the last decade including Art Basel Miami, as well as, in multiple exhibitions

    Artist's Objects:

    •  David Drebin - Splashing Heart Splashing Heart

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  • Stephen Graham  (+)

    Detailed Description : Over the course of a decade Stephen Graham developed a unique vision in the field of creative direction, making his mark both internationally and in the South African market. Stephen’s focus has been on décor, fashion and lifestyle with aim to innovate and redefine industry expectations. Stephen’s approach is best described as ‘experiential design’. Stephen has a notable eye for creating dynamic and inspirational set designs for magazine covers, editorials, theatre, television, film and events. His imaginative and novel approach to design has translated itself into works that have been featured on the covers of magazines, in various fashion and lifestyle spreads, and viewed on television shows. Stephen was formally trained at the prestigious and world-renowned Central Saint Martins in London. With this strong foundation, Stephen began his career in London, one of the world’s creative hubs. Passionate about his home country and having drawn from his experience in London, Stephen returned to South Africa to continue his creative journey. Stephen has been able to draw from his international experience and translate his expertise to complement and take the South African industry to the next level. In addition to successfully fulfilling the role of a theatre designer and conceptual creative director, Stephen has excelled as an artist. Stephen’s approach to art, which has been exhibited and features in private collections around the world, is again very unique. Stephen’s philosophy has always been to instill his love for what he does in his work and invites others to share in this. He exhibited his work at Context Art Miami, Scope, Art Palm Beach and Art Wynwood with Oliver Cole Gallery.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Stephen Graham - Bite Bite

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  • Ryan Jones  (+)

    Detailed Description : Ryan Jones’ paintings expand upon classical themes and motifs, presenting them in a modern and contemporary context. Traditional realism gets an innovative update in his bold compositions as the past is expressed through the lens of the present. Jones’ work embraces and challenges the traditions of painting with an exploration of contemporary practices and observations. His chosen scenarios play into the thrill of travel and exploration as well as a nostalgia for the past through aesthetic cues of vintage film, noir and pop culture. The work both subverts and elevates emblems of mid-20th century America with added elements of psychological ambiguity. A dialog is expressed between figuration and abstraction as subjects are juxtaposed with shapes, maps and collage. Rather than present us with a straightforward composition, the artist plays with our perception of the assumed visual story line and the result is a uniquely personal narrative formulated by the viewer. Ryan Jones was born in California in 1981 and began his artistic journey at a young age. He currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Classically trained in art at Stanford University, he received instruction by renowned artist Enrique Chagoya and design pioneer Matt Kahn. Jones’ innovative artworks are included in a number of prestigious private collections and have been showcased in galleries and art fairs around the world.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ryan Jones - You are going to miss me when I'm gone You are going to miss me when I'm gone

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  • Michael Kalish  (+)

    Detailed Description : Michael Kalish combined pop culture and idealistic american fascination elevating the “lowly license plate” from the junkyard to the museum. In using this new medium, he became the artist responsible for creating a new genre, winning international acclaim, and setting his expectations-defying career into motion. His license plate works include homages to America itself and to many of it’s most recognizable faces, capturing the likenesses of Marilyn, Elvis. The Beatles, and Mickey Mouse, all with a wink to pop masters such as Warhol and Lichtenstein. His roses, both framed and freestanding, are made from automobile parts; their surprising voluptuousness led to solo exhibitions in Museums and Galleries in Stockholm, Geneva and New York. His giant abstracts, comprised of recycled classic car parts from the 50’s and 60’s, triumphantly declare their resurrections. His three-dimensional editions, constructed of high-gloss metal layers, playfully interact with viewers, affording unique experiences depending upon their vantage points. Monumental outdoor installations by Kalish include: the historic Muhammad Ali tribute- “reALIze”- wherein 1300 punching bags suspended 22-feet high conspire to form a three- dimensional rendering of the heavyweight champion’s famous face, a series of two dozen towering pinwheels engineered on behalf of COPD awareness- exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art, as well as The Perrier-Jouet Monument and “Raise The Caliber, a monumental public work made of reclaimed guns designed as a statement against violence, which is currently traveling the US. His unique position as a preeminent arbiter of style and taste has led to features in People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Details, Wired,

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    • Michael Kalish - Ava Ava

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  • ZMK  (+)

    Detailed Description : Zac Knudson is a glass artist from South Florida, known as ZMK. He gives a fresh, outside-the-box insight on the use of glass in contemporary art, pushing the boundaries of its conventional use. He explores the central role of the human character, its fragility, and relationship to the power of money and vainglory of our society. ZMK experiments with glass since the early stages of his artistic career, he discovered the ways to create an illusion of depth by means of using lights and layering. His work is instantly attractive, radical, and extravagant. The incorporation of text and ordinary objects, "readymades", such as fire extinguisher, dollars, and skeletons create a metaphor and articulate a straight-forward message. Collectively, the artist's work is a commentary on essential and controversial topics of contemporary society with sarcasm and sense of humor.

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  • CÉVÉ  (+)

    Detailed Description : CÉVÉ was born in Paris in 1951. She specializes in contemporary sculpture and is recognized easily by her style - the pureness of the line and the soft smooth bronze she beautifully creates. As part of her intention, she considers that a sculpture should not only be looked at, but it should make the art-lover feel like he or she is actually feeling it. Renowned sculptor, CÉVÉ is a member of jury and curator for many exhibitions in France and around the globe. In the past ten years, she has taken part in more than a hundred exhibitions, and she was invited to expose as an exclusive artist nine times where she received twenty-seven distinctions. In 2013, CÉVÉ was named Chairman of SNBA - the Sculpture Department of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts - first female artist to gain this responsibility. In 2014, she entered the Daubigny Museum (Auvers-Sur-Oise, France) and in 2016, the historical Pompon Museum (Daubigny, France) for a solo exhibition. She exhibited with Oliver Cole Gallery at Context Art Miami in 2018.

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Other Represented Artists

  • Banksy  (+)

    Detailed Description : Banksy, a street artist whose identity remains unknown, is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. Banksy is the subject of a 2010 documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which examines the relationship between commercial and street art. Banksy's artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work often engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activist

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  • Niclas Castello  (+)

    Detailed Description : Niclas Castello (b. 1978 in Neuhaus am Rennweg) is a German contemporary artist influenced by pop art, neo-expressionism and street art. He took the art arena by storm and is considered to be one of the world's top contemporary artists today. Niclas moved to New York to pursue his artistic career, soon after, his talent was recognized by Arleen Schloss, an American performance artist and curator known for being a mentor of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. During his two-year stay at Arleen Schloss' New York loft, he immersed himself in neo-expressionism and established his distinctive style, so well known to today's art community. In 2016, Niclas presented his innovative Cube Paintings, where a destruction of one art form transforms into another art form, sculpture. Such reintroduction of a relationship between sculpture and painting gained him wide success and recognition. Niclas Castello's artwork is exhibited internationally, takes part in art fairs, like Art Basel, honored in the world's most important art institutions, and recognized by renowned auction houses like Phillips de Pury London and New York. In 2017 Niclas Castello has been honored with a solo show at Museum Barlach in Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Joseph Grazi  (+)

    Detailed Description : Brooklyn born artist Joseph Grazi graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2006. Since then, he has been widely exhibited throughout NYC. In addition to being included in major national and international collections, Grazi has been featured in widespread publications like Interview and Relapse Magazine. Grazi utilizes a wide variety of media such as taxidermic animals, acrylics, wood and other materials, compositionally designed to neutralize fear through order and arrangement. Animal and human skulls, bones and taxidermic bats can trigger fright and relief at the same time when placed together. His goal is to alleviate the most ancient fears through acknowledgment of individual power and control in the hope that such acknowledgment can lead to a better understanding of our place in the natural world. Grazi currently lives and works in Chelsea, New York City, where he also moonlights as the frontman in the art rock band Ferrari Truck.

  • Damien Hirst  (+)

    Detailed Description : Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His groundbreaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.

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  • Taher Jaoui  (+)

    Detailed Description : Taher Jaoui's compositions are built on an intuitive and an unconscious process. He uses different sources of inspiration, spanning from cartoon and graffiti-like drawings to Abstract Expressionism and Primitivism movements. Jaoui’ s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation. Through a personal language in his compositions, he aims to stimulate a the viewer’s feelings and imagination and let him build his own interpretation of the picture. His often compose with semi-figurative elements, such as heads, legs, eyes or hands. He combines an aggressive use of color and texture with various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and charcoal on canvas. Taher Jaoui was born in Tunis, Tunisia and currently lives and works between Paris and Berlin. His work has already been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions across Europe, Africa and the USA.

  • Alex Katz  (+)

    Detailed Description : New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

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  • Jeff Koons  (+)

    Detailed Description : Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

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  • Justin Lyons  (+)

    Detailed Description : A contemporary artist from the Florida panhandle Justin Lyons credits his first introduction into the world of street art as "the spark" that led him to pursue his own form of artistic expression. “What I am after is capturing the thoughts and feelings of the human condition with images and words that make you stop and think about what's in front of you. I want to make honest art, raw art, vulnerable art, art that makes you happy, art that makes you cry,” and ultimately, art that's approachable to everyone and the human element within. He works with various media, including wood (sometimes found), acrylic, house paint, photographs, spray paint, oil stick, epoxy resin and pencil. Justin’s inspirations are mainly triggered by a word, phrase or thought, which intend to tell a story in association with the other elements within the composition. Omitting details, Justin gives the viewer freedom of interpretation that allows to connect with a piece of art.

  • Julian Opie  (+)

    Detailed Description : Julian Opie's distinctive reductive style draws from diverse influences including billboards, classical portraiture and sculpture, dance, Japanese woodblocks, and cartoons. His work comprises silhouettes, animations, LED animations, and simplified portraits and landscapes (such as Landscape? from 1998-99, a screen print of trees, grass, and sky in a flat pictorial rendering that recalls a child's puzzle). Employing a variety of media and technologies to make "paintings" of his subjects, Opie distills everyday images and experiences into concise but evocative signs and pictograms.

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  • Dom Pattinson  (+)

    Detailed Description : Dom Pattinson was born in 1969, he received traditional art training at Winchester School of Art and graduated with a BA (Hons) followed by MA in Glasgow School of Art. Among the dominant influences of his art are Russian propagandistic art and the street art of Northern Ireland, raw, provocative, and emotionally charged. Dom Pattinson brings spontaneous urban murals, that used to cover abandoned buildings, into polished gallery walls. His figurative subjects with bold and sassy attitudes make social and sexual references, that may be interpreted in various ways. Pattinson loves to experiment with patterns, techniques, and paint application. Pattinson's aesthetic can be distinguished by highly contrasting colors, thick contour, use of gold, stenciling, patterns, spray paint, drips, and splashes of color. His artwork demonstrates high demands and is acquired by reputable collectors and celebrities, including Davina McCall, Liam Gallagher, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney. Dom Pattinson confidently establishing his name in the contemporary art world and has been exhibited globally, in NYC, HK, Singapore, Valencia, Paris and London and Australia.

  • Rich Simmons  (+)

    Detailed Description : Rich Simmons is a self-taught Urban Pop Artist from London who gained an international recognition creating the iconic street art image of Will and Kate before the royal wedding. He developed his artistic identity by collective inspiration from various sources and art genres. Such experimentation with styles and movements resulted into a fusion of elements, mainly from comic books, graffiti, and Pop Art. Rich's aesthetic can be characterized by a provocative subject, sense of humor, vibrant colors, use of handcrafted stenciling, and reclaimed billboards. His art is in high demand and is showcased in New York, Singapore, Baku, Paris, Dubai, Monaco, Geneva, London, and Miami.

  • Sam Tufnell  (+)

    Detailed Description : Artist Statement "Part of my creative desire is to find new ways to convey traditional subject matter as well as my own childish motives to move against the art establishment. For me the figure will always be the ‘original sculpture’ and abstraction will always be it’s ‘rebel child’ however both share a common thread with monumentality and public art. It is a conflict that I am constantly challenged by and the more I try to resolve the issue between monumentality and sculpture the further my subject matter devolves into a kind of anti-monumentality. It is this concept of the anti-monument that has pervaded much of my subject matter throughout each medium I explore. "

  • Francisco Valverde  (+)

    Detailed Description : Valverde was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Mexico, of a Cuban father and Mexican mother. Early in his career, he was known for his work in contemporary figurative painting. While teaching traditional techniques and large-format painting at Morelense Center for the Arts (Centro Morelense de las Artes), Francisco became inspired by his students’ search for their individual expression, which lead to his own quest for a new artistic practice. Francisco began working on large canvases, using bottle dispensers filled with colorful synthetic materials instead of traditional paints and brushes. His goal was to re-create the essential element within drawing and painting: the line. The resulting lines were imperfect and denied the traditional representative characteristic of a line, or what Francisco describes as “righteousness.” These paintings formed a rhythmic structure in which a certain order was realized. This initiated his new direction. Francisco’s current work utilizes plastic materials to build complexity. These compositions imply a story by utilizing the power of line, direction, suggestive backgrounds, mysterious forms, and variety of depths. Obsession and freedom, as Francisco describes, comprise his current body of work: the obsession with a daily routine, and the freedom, that retains his experimentation as a child drawing and scribbling on a piece of paper for the very first time. He recognizes that, perhaps, smooth finishes of his paintings conserve a certain commitment to tradition. For the artist, these paintings also reminiscent of the colorful, shiny candies he used to eat as a child at local fairs. Passionate about public and urban art, Francisco recently participated in The Street Is Yours project in the State of Mexico. And, in 2015, the artist produced an urban intervention at the “SMART Art festival 2015” in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Francisco Valverde obtained a BA in Fine Arts at the University Art Center College of Design in Pasa

  • Anja Van Herle  (+)

    Detailed Description : ​Born in Belgium in 1969, Anja’s early interest in fashion design led her to a career in arts. In 1987 she enrolled in Belgium’s prestigious Institute of Art and earned a Master of Fine Art in Painting. In 2003 Anja relocated to Los Angeles where she currently lives and works. Her work embodies a European sense of style with American influences. Reflecting on the timeless elements of High Fashion, Anja Van Herle creates elegant, exquisite artwork that incorporates within both, contemporary and classic ideas of style, glamour, and femininity. Anja remains loyal to her figurative subject, female portraiture with idealized facial features; she is flawless, chic, and playful. The artist often frames them in oversized eyewear covered with Swarovski crystals. Eyewear plays a central symbolic role in her pieces, as Anja explains. If the eyes are the window to the soul, then glasses are more than just an accessory, they define personality. Van Herle is known for reintroducing a traditional representation of Fashion in her own artistic manner. Anja’s work currently presented alongside Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Banksy, and Basquiat. Additionally, she’s shown with Shepard Fairey, Retna, Damien Hirst, Chuck Close, and Victoria’s Secret fashion photographer Russell James. Her work has been featured at Art Palm Beach and Art Wynwood with Oliver Cole Gallery.

  • John Zoller  (+)

    Detailed Description : John Zoller was born in Trenton, New Jersey, currently resides in Miami, Florida. He creates Op Art, in monochromatic and primary colors. The central idea of his art revolves around the perception of space, movement, and dynamics within the composition. His precise lines and geometry preserve classic traditions and tendencies of optical art, where the viewer is fully consumed, in a way hypnotized, by the imagery. John Zoller is able to transform plain, flat surface into the illusion of three-dimensional space by means of simple lines and shapes.