Meet the Filling Lofts Station Family
By now you’ve realized that Filling Station Lofts is more than just our home base, its the centrifigal force for some of the community’s most creative minds. Every floor is occupied comfortably by individual outfits or a collective of artists dedicated to exposing and projecting the world through an entirely new lens. These Miami-based artists are best known for emphasizing “Post-Graffism” a movement beyond the boundaries of street inspired art that uses any and all media at their disposal.
You may have stood proudly in front of some of their murals during an Art Walk or two, as you mentioned to your newbie friends these artists are Miami-based. But if you haven’t made yourself acquainted with these intellectual musketeers at our past events, it’s high time you’ve been introduced:
1st Floor: Surface Merchants
The thick, artistic atmosphere hits you right in the face, a mixture of faint spray fumes and busy minds at work. This is the Surface Merchants welcoming you, an artist collective consisting of equal parts: Alex Yanes, Daniel Krave Fila, and Raymond Gems Adrian.
2nd Floor: Jose Mertz
This Miami-based artist and image maker has a unique an automatically recognizable style that’s inspired by ancient civilizations, dreams, science fiction, and anything in between. From light pencil-led graphics, to vinyl-heavy multimedia, Mertz’s personal imagery is more than experimental, it’s a look inside the natural psyche.
3rd Floor: Elio “Evoca1” Mercado
Dominican-born figurative artist, Evoca1 is a master at anything from acrylic painting to thick, charcoal sketches. A naturalist at heart, it’s hard to believe that he’s entirely self-taught.
4th Floor: Jeremy “Raskoe” Nichols
Perhaps one of the most recognizable artists based out of Miami, Raskoe is a mysteriously inspiring designer whose emphasis on doodles, lines, and injections of color provide some of the most emotionally charged street art the city has every seen.
5th Floor: Artist party, yay!
…No but seriously, this is where these great minds get to think (somewhat)alike.
6th Floor: 2 Alas
No doubt you’ve seen the geometric patterns of Filio Galvez and Andrew Antunacio, two artists creating some of the most simple and discernible art this city has to offer. Each composition is completely unique, like the two creators themselves.
7th Floor: Ruben Ubiera
Influenced by New York’s heavy graffiti scene, and injected with the passionate soul of his Dominican roots, Ruben Ubiera’s art is complex, even in its simplicity. He prefers to call his style “urban-pop”, inspired by the interaction between man and his urban environment.
8th Floor: Jessy Nite
Complete with a lady’s touch and an eye for pastel coloring, Jessy Nite’s world-renown, site-specific pieces creates a deep connection with its viewers through a “free-wheeling creative exchange [that] is the product of context, structure and her underlying, controlled message.”
9th Floor: Raymond “Gems” Adrian (Surface Merchants)
Given his name because of his green eyes, Adrian’s art is also a treasure within itself. He’s an award-winning creator that has worked with people like Volkswagen and Sony, yet never fails to emphasize his various inspirations from pop-culture, favorite artists, and even cuban coffee.
10th Floor: Daniel “Krave” Fila (Surface Merchants)
You may know him for his alter ego, El Mono Fresco, who has brought a smile or two to our faces. But Krave is more than just Monkey Business. He’s a Miami-born artist whose work ranges from the gargantuan: wall murals, to the fleeting: innovative animations.
Nice to meet you!