Chef’s Love of Art (Art Basel Miami)

Chef’s Love of Art (Art Basel Miami)

art1 /ärt/


noun: art; plural noun: arts; plural noun: the arts

1.  the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

2.  the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, culinary, literature, and dance.

LOVE ART! Naturally I am a creative person and this spills over into all that I do.  Obviously what brought you to my blog is “Culinary Arts” whether that be for a recipe, check out content or inquire about my services (feel free to hire me LOL). Art has been apart of my life since I was a little boy, its something about the many layers of connectivity in art that’s a second necessity of oxygen for me.  Fortunately I am blessed to indulge in many mediums of art that I love and others can appreciate as well. Visual arts is my first love, culinary comes in as a strong second and beaded arts has developed over the last 8-9 years; I have been blessed to sell all forms of my art.  In the main blog image (above) I am actually wearing some of my beaded designs; I create those in a very present space where I allow the jewelry to speak to me.
Towards the end of 2018 I found myself longing to be around some creative energy.  Each year there is a international art show held in Miami, FL called Art Basel where art from all over the world is displayed for artist, patrons and collectors to enjoy. I was first introduced to Art Basel during college attending Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, since then I try my best to attend the show every other year.  This year was my first time attending the show in almost 5 years so I was beyond excited.
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Art Basel show brings the international artworld together, with the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Exhibitions and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.

In their American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall.


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The images above I photographed from inside some of the main galleries.  The art consisted of various mediums from paper, gun shells, metal, glass, vinyl records and so many more. Over the years the once “formal” art scene has made its way into the urban neighborhood called Wynwood Art District. This area is where everyone displays their own individual creativity from street art, clothing, to food and fashion. I felt the most at home here being surrounded by the art lovers and feeding off the atmosphere.  Art is a blended encounter of spiritual and human intimacy.

I would recommend if you have the opportunity to travel to Miami you should immures yourself into the culture and experience all that it has to offer. Miami is the only location you can visit in the USA.  Below I put a link for you to learn more about the experience.


Thank you for taking the time out to read my blog and don’t forget to tap into your creative genius!

Chef Mark P. (A.K.A. Artist)

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas Merton


I am a Chef & Artist! I love food and enjoy being a creative vessel to share my passion with the world!

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