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Poesia and Raptuz will be in Miami this week painting walls as long as getting ready for their duo Solo exhibitions at Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery in Miami. The exhibition titled “Deconstructions” will be in collaboration with Hausammann Gallery from Italy and feature a critical essay on the work from Giada Pellicari. “Deconstructions” will feature new work from both artists and references both artists nature of deconstructing form in the painting process. Raptuz deconstructs representational imagery abstracting them through a computer process that he then paints. Poesia focuses this series of work on linear deconstructions of his letter based work. Both have brought an impressive amount of work to Miami to share and we strongly suggest you come down and see the work for yourself in person. We will be posting the critical essay and recap when it becomes available.


Photographs courtesy of Pluckyshotme, Aporia, and the Artists.

NINA TORRES FINE ART GALLERY And HAUSAMMANN GALLERY presents Deconstructions – Raptuz and Poesia, Critical Essay by Giada Pellicari

Opening: July 18th, 7-10pm
Exhibition: July 19th-31st, Gallery Hours
1800 N Bayshore DR
Miami, Florida 33137

Site – specific murals in Wynwood
From July 11th
19st and N. Miami, ave
21st and NW 1st ave

Deconstructions is a double personal exhibition of the two world wide famous graffiti writers Raptuz and Poesia, which is born with the idea of making tangible the relationships that occur in the development of their indoor practices. Organized as a collaboration between Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery and Hausammann Gallery, the exhibition will be opened to the public on July 18th until the 31st, in Miami, at the location of Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery.

Introduced with a critical essay by the contemporary art curator Giada Pellicari, the exhibition will take place along the wide rooms of the space of the gallery and wants to propose a parallelism between the works by the two graffiti writers that, even if they come from two different countries in which graffiti art scene is completely different, are both based on the idea of deconstruction through the use of mixed techniques: in the case of Raptuz the analysis is more focused on iconic figures and objects, whereas for Poesia it’s more channeled to the act of painting and gesture through different decompositions of letters form.

The whole exhibition will also mirror the topic of series, which is fundamental in the development of the works by both the artists, for whom it is not just an issue to solve through the use of paint and spray-paint, but also a real method of production. All the paintings should be considered in this way as finite and functional on their own, but also as a step for the development of a complex corpus that should be seen together and experienced in situ along the environment. The artworks, then, will be mostly new and realized for the occasion of Deconstructions, a term that, actually, not only stands as a name that properly describe their way of conceiving their last production of canvases, but that should also be considered as a theme to develop through the exhibition imagined as a path. The opening will be characterized by a live painting through which the graffiti writers will show their skills and way of realizing their artworks.

There will also be an effective connection with Miami – Wynwood, the neighborhood that is world-renowned for the existence of important pieces by street artists and graffiti writers, for which Raptuz and Poesia will create two murals beginning from July 11th.

Deconstructions exhibition is developed in partnership with: Kobrapaint, streetartattack.com and Graffuturism.



Press Contact:
Press release by Giada Pellicari


The Galleries


For over 20 years Nina Torres has been actively participating in the international art market, focusing on Modern and Contemporary Latina American Art and Mexican Culture. During her career, she has created, developed and implemented successful art and cultural programs for corporate, government and private organizations. She negotiated and sold works of art for many Latin American Masters including: Carlos Merida, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Remedios Varo, Francisco Zuniga and created the inaugural auction of renowned artist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Nina has curated and overseen over a hundred exhibitions in galleries, art shows and museums around the world including England, Mexico, Belgium, Holland, France, Thailand and the USA. She is the founder and director of the Miami River Art Fairs, the first waterfront art fairs during Art Basel Miami week.


Hausammann Gallery was founded in 1961 in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, by the important collector Renato Hausammann. Since its beginnings it became a point of reference for contemporary art in the territory of Ampezzo due to its research very focused on famous artists from the italian avant-garde. Through these fifty years of history it has continually been developed through the succession of three generations of gallery owners belonging to the same family and is now held by the two brothers Beatrice and Federico Hausammann. During these last years, the gallery has opened up its focus onto the new forms of the contemporary artistic production, which are more correlated to Graffiti Writing and Street Art. Hausammann Gallery has organized personal and collective exhibitions of some of the most important graffiti writers from Italy and has recently been part of the last edition of the Stroke Art Fair in Munich.

The artists


Poesia is a world-renown artist and a graffiti writer from San Francisco Bay Area and has been doing graffiti since twenty-five years. He has shown internationally in cities including: Milan, Hawaii, Glasgow, London, Paris, San Jose, Miami, Oakland, Monaco, San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles. He has also traveled internationally painting murals or installations in cities such as Barcelona, Brighton, Glasgow, Miami, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Cannes, San Francisco, Perpignon, Oakland, Tijuana, Hawaii, and New York.

He is also the founder of the website Graffuturism.com that has led to the Graffuturist group or Graffuturism Movement. Graffuturism was founded in 2010 and has now exhibited as a group in five major cities around the world including Paris, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow and Miami. With a group consisting of some of today’s top contemporary painters, Graffuturism has established itself as an emerging movement in today’s Art scene.


Raptuz is a famous graffiti writer from Milan, co-founder of the historical crew of TDK and part of the world-renowned CBS crew, from West-Holliwood – California. He has been doing graffiti since almost thirty years, developing his figurative style both in Italy and in California where he has lived for several years. He is considered one of the historical italian graffiti writers that was important for the development of the movement in the country.

He has been painting and showing worldwide and during this last year he has exhibited in collaboration with Hausammann Gallery and Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, both in Miami and in Italy for personal and collective expositions.
He has also exhibited at the Stroke Art Fair in Munich, in which he has been invited to paint a mural during a site specific performance.

The art critic


Giada Pellicari (Padova, 1987) is a contemporary art curator who is currently devoting her research and practice to the fields of Graffiti and Street Art, New Media and Public Art, through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. She completed her BA in Visual Arts at the University of Padova with Honours and her MA in Visual Arts at IUAV University in Venice with Honours.

She has been for a year a curator in residence at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, in Venice, in which she has curated and co-curated exhibitions, series of talks, public performances and workshops.
She has worked as teaching assistant for a visual art course of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in partnership with Graduate Course in Visual Art and Fashion, IUAV University.
Since August 2012 she has been the Editor in Chief of the famous website focused on Graffiti and Street Art: www.streetartattack.com