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Compass E n t er tainm en t
A first-generation Cuban artist and
unimpeachable portion of our city’s artistic
community, Abstrk’s work encapsulates the
whole of an ever-complex civic consciousness.
TEX T BY RYAN JARRELL
Upon meeting Abstrk, you quickly realize that the artist’s love
affair with this city began as so many did — the son of Cuban
immigrants, his family arrived in Miami during the tumultuous
‘60s. Cutting his teeth in the classic Miami mural mold but
now expert at an impressive number of media, Abstrk’s works
can be seen all across Miami, the continental U.S. and The
Caribbean, all sporting, whether clothing, canvas or cargo
container, the same deft deconstruction of form and powerful
palette integration that has won him such renown at home and
around the world. A tireless creator whose painted most corners
of our still-emerging metropolis, one the programs Abstrk is
most excited about is relevant to the citizens our own sunny
isle, being one of the artists selected by Heineken to endow
the abandoned Seaquarium with the captivating color it so
desperately deserves; Abstrk.com.