Expo Phil.Macquet – Miami Art Basel 2013


December 7th

“Street / Digital” by Phil Macquet

Opening event for the world premiere exhibit of a mind blowing art series that blend art and technology as never seen before, created by French artist Phil MacQuet. The artists tells stories through the interaction of his canvasses with mobile devices, where images come to life and suddenly the same art is seen in two different mediums at the same time.

Location: Markowicz Fine Art – 114 NE 40th Street, Miami FL 33137 – Miami Design District
From 6pm to 9pm – By invitation only
RSVP to info@markowiczfineart.com or 786 362 5546



Innovative Mix of Art and Technology Creates Mind-Blowing Experience Combining Canvases and Mobile Devices

MIAMI, FL – November 22, 2013 – From street art to avant-garde, digital age artist Phil MacQuet’s unique and interactive art uses high definition images combined with digital screens to make his pieces come alive through the interaction with a mobile device. His never before seen work, “street / digital” is making its world premiere at Markowicz Fine Art at 114 Northeast 40th Street, in Miami on Saturday, December 7th during Art Basel Week Miami 2013.

Phil MacQuet has been using the computer as a means of expression for more than 20 years, as he witnessed its birth and took an interest in the advent of the sophisticated machines. MacQuet has taken art and technology one step further by developing a smart phone application which scans digital stencils from specific pieces of his art. The application then takes the user to an online video or images, sometimes with sound, that describe the meaning of that particular image within the context of the art piece, allowing the observer to experience a vivid and breathtaking view of the art.

With “street / digital” the artist tells stories through the interaction of his canvasses with mobile devices, where images come to life, and suddenly the art is seen in two different mediums at the same time, in two different ways. 

MacQuet has a Master in Arts and Image Technology from La Sorbone, and Arts and Technology of The Arts from DEA Normale Superior in Cachan. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and involved with technology related businesses, including the web agency “Silicon-Salad”.  Born in Paris, France; MacQuet is passionate about 17th Century French painting and collects works from several 19th Century schools. “Phil MacQuet’s academic formation combined with his technology training and passion for art, produced this unique series” said Bernard Markowicz, owner of Markowicz Fine Art Gallery. The gallery holds exclusive representation of MacQuet’s work in the United States.

As part of his portfolio the artist has been commissioned to produce portraits for personalities such as fashion designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Paul Smith, as well as several corporate clients; MacQuet created the “Pixelize Me” series for a clientele that is looking to own pieces of art that tell the stories of their lives in a unique way.

About Markowicz Fine Art Gallery

Markowicz Fine Art is owned by French gallerist, Bernard Markowicz. The Markowicz Fine Art Gallery is home to the Mourlot Estate in Florida. The Atelier Mourlot, located in Paris, is one of the largest printers of artistic posters in the world and widely visited by artists who create original graphic works of art there. The Markowicz Fine Art Gallery also features works by Pop Art legends such as Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann and is a permanent home to Arno Elias’ art work. For more information about the gallery, please visit www.markowiczfineart.com or call 786.362.5546.

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Media representatives are invited to attend a private demonstration and viewing of “street / digital” on Monday, December 2nd at 4 p.m. at Markowicz Fine Art. To RSVP to this media-only event, for more information about the artists, or for high resolution images, please contact Marcelo Rivero at 305-450-1058 or mar@starservicesrocks.com