Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair Barbados presents at Prizm Art Fair 2014, Miami
Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair Barbados and its artists will be featured at Prizm Art Fair in Miami from December 4-22, 2014.
The 2nd Edition of Prizm Art Fair, which opens at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design with a VIP reception co hosted by MOCADA Museum and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation will feature 3 New York City based Caribbean artists representing CAFA Fair Barbados: Diogenes Ballester, Francks Francois Deceus, and Jamal Ince. This presentation is the result of an agreement between the organizers of CaFA Fair Barbados and Prizm to work in partnership to increase the exposure of artists of the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and the Americas to a global audience.
In recent exhibitions, he has appropriated cultural objects and historical artifacts together with painting, drawing, prints and new media as a way of accessing the past and re-interpreting the present in a trans-Caribbean dialogue. Ballester has received numerous honors for his artistic work and has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. His work is in numerous private and public collections. He maintains a studio in East Harlem, New York City.
Décéus was profiled in a 1998 issue of the International Review of African American Art as “one of the leading young modern painters of his generation, whose work depicts a high degree of sensitivity to social issues and his culture“. He is currently featured in “100 New York Painters“, an extensive survey of significant New York painters and their widely diverse works. His work has been commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. His work is in the permanent collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Xavier University and a legion of private collections.
His work is held in private collections and he has created several public works including one for the NYC transit system. Jamal’s painting “Angry Young Tenor” was recently featured in the interior design magazine “New York Spaces“. Jamal has participated in artist residencies at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Museum of African Art. He currently teaches visual art to inner city youth in Brooklyn.
Prizm is the producer of a cutting edge art fair presented Art Basel Week in Miami that is multi-disciplinary in scope. Their goal is to expand the spectrum of international artists from the African Diaspora and emerging markets.