Royal Enfield Presents The “Art OF The Motorcycle” During Art Basel Miami

Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, goes beyond motorcycles; it is a motorcycling sub-culture, a culture of explorations and adventures that artists try to express through their art.

Royal Enfield presents “The Art of the Motorcycle”, a series of four exhibitions taking place at select venues during Art Basel Miami Beach, from December 6 through December 10, 2017. The Art of the Motorcycle features the works of celebrated Miami artists: Brookhart Jonquil, Alexander Mijares and The Milagros Collective. Known for their artistry and craftsmanship, Royal Enfield is commissioning these local talents to interpret Royal Enfield in their own distinctive and unique artistic styles during one of the art world’s most illustrious seasons.

In the atrium of The Betsy-South Beach Hotel (1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach), Sculptor Brookhart Jonquil has created Odysseus, a Royal Enfield motorcycle hung within a mirrored, crystal-shaped structure. Jonquil describes Odysseus as, “suspended vertically in an infinite and immaterial space. The show opens on December 4,2017 with an opening reception on December 8, 2017 at 8PM. It will be on display until December 10.

At the Imperial Moto Café (7299 NW 2nd Ave, Miami), self-taught painter, Alexander Mijares, has painted a Royal Enfield motorcycle in bold, bright colors that convey the vibrancy and energy of Miami. Both Imperial Moto Café and Mijares challenge the norms of their industries, making an exciting fit. In his career as a neo-expressionist artist, Mijares has activated countless objects by painting them. Mijares’s work is in the personal collections of many noteworthy art collectors. His painted Royal Enfield motorcycle will be displayed from December 6, 2017 until December 31.

Knight Club by collaborative artistic duo, The Milagros Collective, opened on October 21, 2017 and will be on display at the Young At Art Museum (751 SW 121st Ave, Davie) in Davie until April 2018. The Milagros Collective (Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre) will be placing a Royal Enfield motorcycle inside their current project, The Knight Club. Playing with pattern and camouflage creates a charged environment and as the viewer moves through the space, they will interact and explore the consumerist themes. The exhibition is sponsored by Ikea.

The Milagros Collective’s second contribution to The Art of the Motorcycle, is a site-specific installation at Made at the Citadel (8325 NE 2nd Ave, Miami), a coworking space for creatives and artists. The work will be unveiled on December 7, 2017. Immediately after its unveiling, it will be moved to Walt Grace Vintage (2450 NW 2nd Avenue Wynwood), an art gallery and vintage luxury car showroom, until December 31.


1 Response to “Royal Enfield Presents The “Art OF The Motorcycle” During Art Basel Miami”

  1. 1 Guzzigreg Dec 3rd, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Helps get motorcycling mainstreamed!

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