“Through the poetically portrayed object of a light bulb, she reflects on inspiration and the paths that lead to it. Arias considers both triumph and defeat in the process, using light to symbolize it. In Vini, Vidi, Vinci, 2013, her clever use of light and shadow gives a feeling of uncertainty and transformation as a blindfolded woman makes her way through a light bulb forest towards victory,” says Eva Rick, Director of Special Projects at Nohra Haime Gallery “All together, this body of work presents a modern conceptual and visual lexicon that walks towards the questioning of modern life and the proposal of new ideas. Its profound message and reflection is offered in a whimsical and intelligent way.”
Rick says Arias’ work is intimate sincere, controversial and super modern.
“She combines with absolute perfection a ‘dark’ side of questioning modern life, the cultural clichés and stereotypes that guide our society; and a ‘bright’ side, full of light, confidence and optimism. “ she says.
“We try to be varied and stimulating in what we show each year. We give a chance to all of our artists to show in Miami throughout the years, and to the public to see different things,” says Rick. “We always consider the quality of works demanded by the Miami Art Week, its vibrant personality (and how to coordinate it with the works we present), and the composition of a project that will excite and move different types of public.
And Miami is one of their favorite yearly art dates.
“It gives us the chance to promote our artists, meet new clients and built relationships with them in a stimulating environment. Our gallery is based in New York, so we do get a lot of international clients, but Miami is always a good way to expand our gallery further,” she says. “We have always had a good experience in Pulse, it’s a fun fair, it brings an opened and up-to-date clientele, and we are surrounded by an impressive quality of works and galleries.”
Nohra Haime Gallery has been around for over 33 years and has a long history of working closely with the artists on their roster while they also seek out new talent.
“Nohra Haime Gallery represents artists from different ages, countries, backgrounds and mediums, adapting to our time and maintaining our projects balanced through this spectrum,” says Rick. “We are proud to constantly expand and collaborate with institutions and museums, and build a strong relationship with the collectors who we advise worldwide.”