GRIT BY DESIGN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP INAUGURAL ART BASEL ACTIVATION


GRIT BY DESIGN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP INAUGURAL ART BASEL ACTIVATION

The Hottest Upcomers in Art and Music are Ready to Take the Stage
as Part of the Multi-Day Live Experience

Miami, Florida, November 15th, 2021 – Grit by Design, a multi-artist exhibition and live art experience founded by entrepreneur Anthony Bold & co-founded by artist Eddy Boageart, will be hosting its first activation on December 1 through December 4 as part of Art Basel at the WATR HAUS. Located in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, WATR HAUS is primarily home to DROPLET, new wellness on-demand delivery platform being launched by Anthony Bold. The multi-day event will feature leading artists and recognized musicians showcasing unparalleled live performances.

GRIT BY DESIGN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR ART BASEL ACTIVATION

Grit by Design was born one night in Miami when Anthony Bold and Eddy Boageart met through a mutual friend at a Heat Game. Being creators with complementary skill sets, they decided to form a relationship to create something special for Art Basel 2021. On a cocktail napkin they mapped out values they share, and what an experience that showcased those values would resemble. Grit by Design rests on a set of values embodied by every artist, or creator. Values such as risk, truth, integrity, and focus. Each artist at Grit by Design will feature four works of art that identify with four values that the artist personified when they started their journey and remain with them today as they have achieved success.

GRIT BY DESIGN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR ART BASEL ACTIVATION

Highlights of the Grit by Design schedule include a live studio session on Thursday, December 1, wherein Brett Loving will use an excavator, a paintbrush, and a squeegee attached to the excavator’s claws to complete a new canvas. Also, a signature live painting by Eddy Bogaert will be performed on Friday, December 3, as well as a live painting of a six-foot, life-sized version of the Grit Anatomy symbol sculpted by Steve Navarro. On Saturday, December 4, the artist D Snow will paint Lamborghini Aventador while it is suspended in the air, live while being filmed for an upcoming prime-time docuseries on Snow and his artistry.

GRIT BY DESIGN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR ART BASEL ACTIVATION

Grit by Design is powered by Droplet(www.droplet.delivrery) a wellness-driven platform delivering hydration and natural wellness products on demand, and WATR (www.watrwellness.com), a new wellness brand focused on redesigning drinking water.

GRIT BY DESIGN ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR ART BASEL ACTIVATION

The full list of artists and music makers taking part in Grit by Design is included below:

Artists Exhibiting as part of Grit by Design:

D Snow (Toronto, Miami, LA): The artwork of D Snow is urban with a twist of modern. He uses a variety of materials, including spray paints, acrylics, diamond dust, prints and resin, to make his pieces unique and impactful.

Max Jamali (Toronto, Miami,LA): Max Jamali is a mixed media luxury artist with an award-winning fashion photography background. He’s known to use diamond dust, exotic leathers, 24K gold, genuine silver, and Swarovski crystals to create his opulent pieces.

Eddy Bogaert (Miami, New York, LA): Eddy Bogaert is an artist whose paintings are coveted by the who’s who of the art, music, and fashion world. His work reveals a variety of contrasting aesthetics he has described as a “chaotic balance”.

Brett Loving (Sag Harbor, New York): Using modern machinery and custom-designed pieces, which he developed and fabricated, Brett Loving pushes and pulls color to create form and light.

Clarence James (Washington, D.C.): Clarence James (PVMT84) creates abstract, figurative, ideographic paintings to elicit an emotional response and stimulate contemplation. The selftaught artist’s use of spray paint, acrylic, oil pastels, Krink markers, print and found material is instinctual and eclectic.

Sergio D’ Larosa (New York, Miami): The works of Sergio D’Larosa translate through different media and categories within the arts, with each creation speaking to the viewer through his vibrant use of color.

Mohammed (Miami): The artwork of Mohammed is designed to incite thought and promote self-discovery. His wanderlust and the incessant search for knowledge and inspiration fuel his artistic sensibilities and an open mind.

Paddy Cohn (New York, St. Barth’s): Paddy Cohn is an abstract artist whose sensuous, mysterious exploration into textures, layers and distressed materials reflect a childhood spent in the landscapes of the Caribbean.

Steve Navarro (Los Angeles): Artist, architectural designer and fabricator Steve Navarro explores the juxtapositions of life through his sculptural art in both the digital and physical realms.

Mackenzie Spindler (New York, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans): American-born (1992) artist Mackenzie Spindler aka MIKISPIN brings contemporary art to visionary standards with a unique skill set and experience.

Michal Gorfung (Telaviv): Michal Gorfung is a self-taught oil painter.

Flor Troconis (Los Angeles, Miami, London): Flor Troconis is a multitalented artist and painter with an adventurous spirit who has exhibited her works in keynote cities such as NYC, LA, London, Istanbul, Miami.

Music Makers exhibiting as part of Grit by Design:

Zander Bleck (Los Angeles): Recording artist Zander Bleck is the founder and lead singer of the rock band Mojave Grey.

Kristina Max (Miami): Kristina Max is a DJ, vibe raiser and sound connoisseur.

Bobby Ishak (New York, Miami): Bobby Ishak has earned an international reputation as one of the most versatile and respected DJs of the day. His futuristic style and approach to music incorporate the classics seamlessly.

Camilo Trujillo “Milo” (New York, Miami): Milo is an emerging House Music DJ and producer with residencies at some of the most illustrious venues in New York and Miami.

Bouboulena (New York, Miami): A DJ, performance artist, singer, songwriter and music producer, Bouboulena’s hit song “These Places” charted in the Top 10 on Beatport for two weeks.

Enzo (Miami): Enzo is a Miami-based DJ.

HUNNIDYARD (New York, Miami): HUNNIDYARD is an independent artist and producer.

Lee Kalt (Miami): Lee Kalt is a DJ and producer whose beats have been garnering international attention for more than two decades.

DJ Elmo (New York): DJ Elmo is a New York-based DJ and producer.

Edo Ferragamo (New York, Milan): Singer, producer, arranger, instrumentalist, and live performer Edo Ferragamo has immersed himself in the writing and producing world and branded himself as a true artist.

About Grit by Design: Grit by Design is an artist-driven exhibition and experience that rests on a set of values embodied by every artist or creator. Values such as perseverance, integrity, risk, truth, and focus. One night in Miami, Anthony Bold, and Eddy Boageart met through a mutual friend at a Heat Game. Both being creators, with complementary skill sets, they decided to form a relationship to create something special for Art Basel 2021. Trying to avoid harping on the times defined by a pandemic, they wanted to create a showcase that every artist can identify with, and one that was driven by the artists involved. On a cocktail napkin, they mapped out a set of values that they share, and what an experience that showcased those values would look like. It was then that Grit by Design was born.

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