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Local Artist Spotlight :: Javier Corrales at the Wynwood Alley

Wynwood to the World! 

WHERE MY ART COMES FROM: “Growing up in Miami, there’s never been a shortage of inspiration. I’ve always been drawn to working with my hands. Texture is a big part of what I do and contrast is an added bonus. I focus most of my work on creating original pieces.” – Javier Corrales

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WOOD: “It was not until about three years ago that I started working with wood. The process has been exciting and a huge learning experience. I usually use oak, basswood and reclaimed wood, but I’m always looking to explore new surfaces. I cut, sand, treat, ink and resin every piece myself. Every time I cut a piece of wood I learn more about texture, about the grain, color, shape and pattern. This is the reason I love working with this medium. It’s alive, it has a story to tell. Every ring, grain and tone. Even though its cut, is still warm, organic and full of love.”

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TOOLS: “Each piece I make is, of course, original. I enjoy using a variety of pens including Prismacolor and Micron [brand] markers. I only use the blackest of blacks on my pieces and enjoy watching the ink get up to 30% darker once the resin is applied. I draw inspiration from other artists, techniques and theories. Music is another definite factor that plays in my artistic process. If the song is good, the inspiration follows.”

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EDITOR’S NOTE ::  I enjoy most any opportunity to sit down with a true artisan like Javier.  In addition to his unique works on wood Javier dabbles in furniture and stands by the quality of his product, hoping to earn himself a gallery exhibition.  He told me that in addition to natural themes he really likes skulls and has a beautiful new skull piece that will be ready by this weekend for Art Walk. He prefers working on lighter wood for the satisfaction of the contrast between the wood and the darkness of the markers.  Well, I won’t give away any more of his trade secrets!   The artist welcomes visitors, curiosity, questions and commissions!

Be sure to stop by and meet Javier Corrales at the Wynwood Alley at Gallery 212 Miami where he makes and sells his art every Second Saturday and weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) from 4pm – Midnight. 

Article and Interview conducted and written by Miami Publicist with Javier Corrales.  Copyright 2015.  All Rights Reserved.

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2 comments on “Local Artist Spotlight :: Javier Corrales at the Wynwood Alley

  1. gallery 212
    July 8, 2015

    The Wynwood Alley is located next door and behind Gallery 212 Miami and features the works of local artisans for sale alonside drummers and musicians who frequently attend to share their music and spirit. Based on their growing success and demand for the quality art and wares, in June, 2015 the Alley began opening every Friday and Saturday from 4pm-Midnight. All business relations are managed by the lovely Dyana Gonzalez who has been instrumental in creating and growing the Alley into what it is today. Dyana is also an artist. She will have a featured profile within the August 2015 Miami Publicist for Gallery 212 Miami newsletter’s Spotlight on Local Artists, alongside another one of the talented Alley artisans, Miss Wen-Ju Chien. Please stop by and say Hi! The address is 2407 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL 33127.

  2. gallery 212
    July 8, 2015

    To sign up to receive the monthly Gallery 212 Miami Newsletter Email please visit and quickly enter your info HERE :: https://gallery212miami.wordpress.com/1-newsletter/

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Join the Wynwood/Miami Art Movement! Gallery 212 Miami & Miami Publicist represent artists from premeire studio gallery at 2405 & 2407 NW 2nd Ave in the heart of Downtown Miami's hottest growing art neighborhood. Michael +1.516.532.3040

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