Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills, CA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS ( SELECTION )
2022 Source Code, Lab Central
2021 American Futurism, Galerie Comtois
2020 Quarantine, Virtual Exhibition
GROUP EXHIBITIONS ( SELECTION )
2021 Umbrella Art Fair, Washington D.C.
2021 30 Under 30, Viridian Artists Inc., New York
2021 New Beginnings, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York
2021 Art in Times of Corona, Dab Art Co., Los Angeles
2021 Transition of Power: 2021, 13FOREST Gallery, Boston
2019 Interactive Installation, Arlo Hotel - Art Basel Miami
WORK IN MUSEUMS
Balch Art Research Library (LACMA), Los Angeles
Joe Taveras is an American roboticist, designer, and artist who began painting at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic (March 2020). As a robotics dealer, Taveras had no formal training in the arts, so he used his time in quarantine to engage in rapid experimentation with an array of styles and mediums in order to truthfully convey his vision. Over the past two years, over 250 artworks have been acquired into private collections around the world. As a leading figure in the NEW RENAISSANCE art movement, he consistently aims to push the boundaries of innovation with his art, exploring new techniques that reflect his inner and outer environment, questioning our collective future, social norms, and our interminable integration with technology. Currently, Joe Taveras is represented by world-renowned art gallery Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, CA.
Since beginning to paint just under two years ago, Taveras' artworks have been acquired into private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Sweden, Paris, Spain, the Middle East, Ghana, Vietnam, Canada, Seattle, and more.
In his art, he tells the stories of people that he met and interacted with throughout his travels. From Tokyo to Melbourne, Berlin to Vancouver, the connections he made will forever inspire him to create.
Taveras' style is always evolving, but he is strongly influenced by modern philosophy, sociology, and science fiction. This is due to his background in the robotics industry. For two years he served as Marketing Director for a leading personal robotics company: Temi. He spread robotic technology around the world and his many travels put him face to face with the beauty and terror of innovation and its never-ending impact on humanity.
Stylistically, he is inspired by Pablo Picasso & Pop Smoke, Jean-Michel Basquiat & Italian Futurism. In his energetic and often times controversial work he merges cubist principles with a futuristic graffiti style that is undoubtedly his own.
By Diti Kohli | Globe Correspondent, May 13, 2021
March 30, 2022