131's Solo Show at Villa 221 Nightdrive Art Walk Afterparty: Numerology, Urban Archeology and Mini-CDs
131 in his secret underground studio
131 is a Wynwood artist whose real name you will never know that you know, and whose face you will never see. His work covers more warehouse walls than there are particles in a microbe. His chaotic explorations of subatomic energies through paint appear in solo outdoor pieces and in collaborations with artists like Gaia, and Aholsniffsglue. Saturday night at his first solo exhibition in three years, he reveals what he's been up to, and it all takes place on the second floor of a mansion off Biscayne during the free Nightdrive Art Walk Afterparty alongside music, booze, and food trucks.
131 says, "I think I make historical documents more than art. I'm just reacting to what's around me and documenting it."
"My parents are really into numerology. I like controlling math visually, and using the numbers 13 and 31 as an identity in equations that don't make sense, but that make sense to me."
"I consider myself like an urban archeologist. I find all my materials on the street or people give them to me and I recycle them."
"I was looking for a way to work outside my studio so I took a camera and documented all the cement inscriptions I could find. I did the same with palm tree inscriptions, pieces of gum, and colors on the beach. The chaos of everything fits together perfectly."
"This is a picture of the piece Martin Margulies bought for his collection."
"I can't wait to show my underwater videos. I've been going out in a little boat and, in my head I'm doing Jacques Cousteau things. The history of the City of Miami is a history of the sea. I find it fascinating."
131 Solo Exhibition. Opening reception October 12th, 7pm-11pm, 2nd floor gallery of Villa 221. 221 NE 17 St. Afterparty with music by Venice Beach (Paris), Lazaro Casanova, Patrick Walsh, Laura of Miami, Mr Brown, liquor, beer, and food trucks, Free.
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