Kinetic Art

Aloft Coral Gables

Aloft Coral Gables Hotel and Adriana Meneses Art presented a group exhibit featuring three talented artists and their kinetic art pieces. “Kinetic Art at Aloft” will ran from August 7th, 2018 – November 15th, 2018 with an opening reception on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018 at 6pm. The show encompassed five artworks in which each artist successfully attempted to express the movement of space and emotion with intricate lines and patterns. AdrianaDorta was born in Caracas, Venezuela but raised in Paris, France where she became passionate about art. During her teenage years, she studied the art of mosaics, ceramics, pottery, photography and stained glass. After travelling to Medjugorje (Bosnia-Hersegovina) in 2012 her spirituality emerged and since then she aims to transmit her faith and devotion through her paintings and sculptures by combining intricate precise lines, the power of color, and light.   Miguel Grillo was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1983. He graduated with a master’s degree in Architecture from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is the founder and director of the artistic movement "FAUHAUS" in the School of Architecture and Urbanism. FAUHAUS promotes the work from various emerging artists through events and exhibitions. Grillo was also the co-founder of the "Fundación de Jovenes Artistas" (Young Artists Foundation). This foundation encourages artists with different backgrounds to produce quality work by providing career advice and a networking group that offers the opportunity to connect with art galleries and art consultants. In this exhibition Miguel presents two pieces from the series "ECOS". Through these works, he searches for the meaning of madness from the material to the intangible world. The "echoes" show different ways of the projection of a subject and its movement.   Martin Schoffel was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1985. His love for art began when he was a child, since a very young age he was amazed by the kinetic art movement. He became passionate about kinetic works produced by internationally recognized Venezuelan artists, like Jesus Soto and Carlos Cruz Diez. The practice of experimenting with different media helped him to discover his style. In his work, Schoffel focuses on creating movement through optical illusions with the use of superimposing graphic elements with color and printing on shiny aluminum creating flashing and vibrating patterns.
About Adriana Meneses Art Adriana Meneses Imber graduated from Social Communication at the UCAB (Caracas, Venezuela) and has a post-graduate degree in Art Administration from Drexel University, (Philadelphia, USA). Since 1979 she worked as a reporter for the Cultural Pages of El Universal, a task that she continued while studying in the United States. In 1987 she opened the Ernst Alexander Gallery in Washington DC. From 1990 to 1995 she worked as Director of Culture for the Venezuelan Government, where she developed an extensive program of exhibitions, musical events, and training workshops, among other activities. In 1995 she became Director/Founder of the Museum of the West Jacobo Borges, a unique institution in its genre whose profile is to develop works that link the arts to social issues. In 2006 she went on to direct the Carlos Cruz Diez Museum and the management of special projects of the IARTES. In July 2015 she moved to the United States, where she has been organizing exhibitions and is part of the I AM MONUMENTS Institutional Assets and Monuments team and is part of the Arts Connection Board.   Kinetic Art at Aloft Coral Gables is on display in the hotel lobby as of August 7th. For more information or for press please contact Nathalie Rodriguez at nathalie.rodriguez@hesgroup.com.
  • Adriana Dorta
  • Miguel Grillo
  • Miguel Grillo + Adriana Dorta
  • Martin Schoffel