Miami-based pop and multimedia artist, sculptor and urban realist Miguel Paredes will unveil his newest piece of artwork, Superhero, at his Wynwood gallery on Saturday, July 9th from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. during the neighborhood’s popular Second Saturday Art Walk.
“I’ve been a comic book collector almost my entire life,” says Paredes. “As a child, I often fantasized about having special powers, and those memories were a source of inspiration when creating Superhero. True to the Los Niños collection, my children were also involved in the creative process, and this eventually led me to paint my own interpretation of a superhero.”
Superhero is a hand-painted oil on canvas piece measuring 48 inches by 60 inches. The foreground features a child who is elevating by using his superpowers and winged feet, while the background showcases the artist’s personal comic book collection organized on a wooden bookshelf. A silver clock located on the upper-right-hand side of the bookshelf reads “4:20” and is a reference to the artist’s successful printing company, PK Graphics, located at 420 Lincoln Road in South Beach. Paredes’ Birds, which are a recurring image in his works, are also featured and serve as the child’s loyal, brave guardians. Superhero will be the last addition to the artist’s well-known Los Niños collection.
At the premiere, guests will enjoy refreshing nitro ice cream treats (liquid nitrogen ice cream with premium fruity and nutty mix-ins), compliments of HaVen Gastro-Lounge. In addition, complimentary Zignum Mezcal signature cocktails will be available, along with beer from the Heineken Light art bar, a selection of Rex Goliath wines and sparkling water courtesy of Perrier. Local DJ Ari X will provide the tunes for the evening. PK Graphics is also a sponsor and supporter of the event. Those interested in attending should confirm their RSVP by emailing RSVP@miguelparedes.com.
Superhero will be on permanent display at Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery, 173 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127.