VINCENT GREGOIRE – The owner

Vincent Gregoire - MusartBorn in Paris, lived in London and New York. Currently based in Miami.

What do you think of art: “Art is the best mark one can leave on earth.”

Favorite artist: “Mondrian because of his evolution as a person and as an artist. He was a true visionary and one of the first minimal artists that decided to go from very detailed realistic paintings of landscapes to pure and simple geometric shapes and primary colors. This sparkle of genius co-founded the post-modern movement.”

Favorite item: “Our collection of hand-crafted, lacquered wood trays and boxes, with the “Composition with red, yellow and blue” (1930). Our logo was inspired by this masterpiece, the horizontal lines signifying a sense of rest and calm, while the vertical lines communicating a sense of height.”

Favorite museum: “The Louvre in Paris. With over 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century, in such a breathtaking historic monument, the Louvre is definitely a very unique place on earth.”

Favorite quote: “Experience is a truer guide than the words of others – Da Vinci”

Hobbies: “I love traveling and meeting new people from different cultures. I have visited more than 25 countries all over the globe, and I hope to continue to increase this list!”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “I feel at home everywhere I go!”

TATY CARO – The Rainmaker

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Favorite artist: “DEGAS. Although he was very influential and recognized to have been a pioneer of impressionism. His rebellion of accepting that statement and identifying himself as a realist is majestic. When analyzing his work, I can see his expression of realism. His becoming of a classical painter of modern life was exquisite.”

Favorite item: “DEGAS, LITTLE 14 YEARS OLD DANCER. Her name was Marie Van Goethem. A young student of the Paris Opera Ballet. With an incredible amount of criticism from “Flower of precocious depravity”, to “A monkey and an aztec”. Degas is expressing his technical and emotional beauty. She portraits a ballerina being putthrough her paces or a tensed young girl doing something she doesn’t want to do. I agree with Joris-Karl Huysmans calling the little 14 years old dancer “The first truly modern attempt at sculpture I know”.”

Favorite museum: “National Gallery of Art.”

Favorite quote: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see – Degas”

Hobbies: “Outdoor sports, movies, traveling and family time.”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “Cooking and boxing.”

 

TALISSA PHILOGENE – The Sales Queen

Talissa Philogene - Musart

Born and raised in Haiti, resides in Miami.

What do you think of art: “Art is something yearning to be shared with, from one’s soul. In other words, a beauty that comes straight from an artist’s heart and reaches others’.”

Favorite artist: “Roy Lichtenstein, one of the first American pop artist to achieve widespread renown, and became a leading figure in the new art movement. Most of his works were inspired by comic strips, which later lead to a lot of criticism and accusation of plagiarism. Along with Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein’s graphic works had a lot of influence on the American pop culture and the art world itself.”

Favorite museum: “The Perez Art Museum Miami, which is a contemporary art museum located within the new museum Park in Downtown Miami.”

Favorite item: “The Eternal Spring sculpture by the French Artist “Auguste Rodin”, which evokes the happiness of a pair of lovers in which the man dominates the composition, sustaining the arching body of his lover that joints him in a very passionate kiss. In May 2016, a marble version was sold at auction for a then record-breaking 20 million dollars.”

Favorite quote: “I consider that the body is the only true clothing for the soul that allows its radiance to shine out – Auguste Rodin”

Hobbies: “I enjoy spending time with my family and watching documentaries about the human’s body (the reproduction system).”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “I love to cook.”

DANIELA LONDOÑO-ROJAS – Smiley D.

DANIELA LONDOÑO-ROJAS - Musart

What do you think of art: “Art is anything and everything that recreates your perspective toward what thought and beauty are.”

Favorite artist: “Picasso because of his authenticity. I respect his boldness through his seasons of life and the freedom to reinvent his style every time.”

Favorite item: “Our Melting Clock by Dali. It’s unique, conceptual and practical all at once!”

Favorite museum: “The Perez Museum. Not only because they keep exhibits new and interesting, but also for their beautiful location and delicious restaurant!”

Favorite quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “Not afraid to be goofy in public if it might make you smile. Also, I can throw on the clay wheel :)”

 

SHIRLEY LEE – The Role Model

SHIRLEY LEE - Musart

What do you think of art: “I think art is the way in which we express our creativity, feelings and emotions. Art is freedom!”

Favorite artist: “Picasso! I admire that Picasso not only painted what he saw, but also what he felt, which I think is the reason why his paintings and style are so distinct from any other.”

Favorite museum: “Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.”

Favorite item: “Picasso – Dora Maar mug.”

Favorite quote: “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings – Salvador Dali”

Hobbies: “Play piano & sing :)”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “Most of the time I only eat fries and pizza :)”

LOREN DELGADO – The Chatter Box

LOREN DELGADO - Musart

Born in Colombia, lives in Miami, Florida.

What do you think of art: “Art is what has been done with passion, with spirit, whose essence are the feelings and energy that the author reflected in it.”

Favorite artist: “Berrin Bul”

Favorite item: “The cow parade it’s my favorite because apart from being one of the most attractive item of the store. To me the cows are the top of world collectibles item decorated by renowned and emerging artists. It is interesting how art can be transmitted in different ways in this case in a cow. It goes beyond your imagination. The Evil Eye Cow is painted with gold paint and adorned with vibrant blue eye beads, Berrin Bul’s cow flowing lines and colors will bring a twist of elegance in a home decor and protect its owner against the evil eyes. I believe in the good energies and this would be a great gift to avoid the bad ones.”

Favorite museum: “The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. This museum has been important because its developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.”

Favorite quote: “Feet, what do I need them for, If I have wings to fly – Frida Kahlo”

Hobbies: “Go to the gym to recharge my energy, and listen music is like a therapy for me.”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “Painting and drawing mandalas.”

 

DIANA DESMOULIN – The Smooth Talker

DIANA DESMOULIN - Musart

What do you think of art: “Art is to see the world in a new perspective through someone else’s eyes.”

Favorite artist: “Gustav Klimt always captivates my attention every time I walk in a room and see his art. Klimt shows in his works life’a most crucial aspects such as sensuality, love, femininity, and certainly death. Klimt was Vienna’s most renowned advocate of Art Nouveau, or, in the German-speaking world, Jugendstil (“Youth Style”).”

Favorite museum: “Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) because of its eco-friendly environment and their underground garden/parking lot. The Museum focus mostly on 20th century and contemporary art.”

Favorite item: “Adele Bloch-Bauer I, mostly known as Woman in Gold, made of oil, silver, and gold on canvas. Adele’s lavish, golden, astonishing dress have everyone falling in love with the painting. This particular painting has been referred to as Klimt’s final and most fully representative work of his golden phase.”

Favorite quote: “Art is a line around your thoughts – Gustav Klimt”

Hobbies: “If I am not reading a book, I’m on social media connecting with people.”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “I can eat a whole medium size pizza by myself.”

MICHAEL VENTURA – Mr. Smart

MICHAEL VENTURA - Musart

Born in New York City, Lived in Dominican Republic. Currently lives in Miami.

What do you think of art: “Art is the way of bringing out the thoughts in each and every one of our heads.”

Favorite artist: “My favorite artist is Jean Michel Basquiat. He died very young so I always wonder what more could he have done with his art. His art makes me wonder and want to know what was going on in his head every time he made a new piece. His pieces have such color contrast and different positioning of different things in it that leave me wondering why he did a certain piece that way.”

Favorite item: “My favorite item is the Basquiat ‘Anthony Clarke’ skateboard. I feel this piece represents an image of Basquiat himself even though it’s not him. When I saw the piece, I felt a connection because I saw myself in the painting by the way he dressed and drew Anthony. Having similar features such as the dark skin, and the nappy hair.”

Favorite museum: “The Vatican is definitely the most amazing museum I’ve ever visited. It had such amazing structure, and the painted walls and ceilings simply leave you breathless.”

Favorite quote: “I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life. – Jean-Michel Basquiat”

Hobbies: “I love to take pictures and create videos.”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “I can be very hyper at times.”

 

DANNY CABRERA – The Art Erudite

Danny Cabrera - Musart

What do you think of art: “I think art is the personal meaning you give to something.”

Favorite artist: “My favorite artist is Ottmar Horl. His use of the gnomes to bring attention to some problems of today is unique to the contemporary art movement.”

Favorite museum: “My favorite Museum is the Musei Vaticani. It’s in The Vatican and house a large collection of items that if you were to look at each one for 1 minute it would take 3 months to finish it.”

Favorite item: “The Victory Gnome.”

Favorite quote: “Don’t fear perfection, you’ll never reach it – Salvador Dali”

Hobbies: “I like to travel, read and learn.”

Fun Facts/Hidden talents: “I play the piano and violin.”