Augusto Esquivel -  Button Artist 

My work invites you to a non linear experience of pixelation and obsessive compulsive disorder. Through my practice I seek to understand my identity as perceived from within. I draw inspiration from pop culture's objects as they define our culture. Interested in the process of reinserting pop icons back into the world. I choose sewing buttons as a tribute to the strong connection I had with my grandmother. She had a cookie can she used as a sewing box that was filled with buttons. The technique I developed consists of threading thousands of buttons using clear monofilament suspended from acrylic structures. 

Education 

1999 - 2001

Special Effects and Artistic Make up, FX Primera Escuela Argentina de Efectos Especiales, 

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1997- 1999

Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts, CIEVYC (Centro de Investigación Y Experimentación en Video y Cine,

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Workshops

2005

Sculpting in Metal, Art Center, Miami, Florida.

Exhibitions 

2020

Art Palm Beach, The Directed Art Modern

2019

Art Context, Aldo Castillo Gallery 

2019

Scope Miami Beach, The Directed Art Modern

2019

Pinta Miami, Ignacio Irazoqui Gallery

2019

Market Art+Design,  The Directed Art Modern

2019

All That Glisters Is Not Gold, Laundromat Art Space

2019

 The Palette Project, Lowes Art Museum

2019

"Bear/Bare With Me": Altered States, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

2018

"Homo Faber. Poetics Of Daily Life. Recovered Paths. Weaved Nature."

 Hartvest Project at Pinecrest Gardens

2018

Rocking Chair Sessions 1-50 exhibit, Bakehouse Art Complex

2018

"It’s Hot Miami", Bernice Stainbaum Gallery

2018

Art Boca Raton, Irazoqui Gallery

2018

“Fragile Nature”, Hartvest Project at Pinecrest Gardens

2017

Art Miami, “Fragile Ecologies II”, Bernice Stainbaum Gallery

2017

Art Aspen, Bernice Stainbaum Gallery

2017

Multiple Shapes of Air, The Bakehouse Art Complex

2017

Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, Luz Art Space 

2016

Art Miami, Now Contemporary Gallery

2016

Art Wynwood, Now Contemporary Gallery

2015

Art Miami, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2015

Art Southampton, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2015

Art Wynwood, Now Contemporary Gallery

2014

Art Context, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2014

Never Upon a Time, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2014

Art Wynwood, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2013

Art Miami, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2012

Scope New York, Now Contemporary Gallery

2012

Art Miami, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2012

ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2012

Art Southampton, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2012

2012

Art Wynwood, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2011

Melange, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2011

Scope New York, Now Contemporary Gallery

2010

Art Miami, Now Contemporary Gallery 

2010

ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia, Now Contemporary Gallery

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