Brazilian artist Sami Akl will introduce a one-time art exhibition titled “Beyond the look” on November 30; to be held at BRG International on Miami Beach. The event, a preview to the upcoming 15th annual Art Basel Miami Beach fair, which officially runs from December 1-4, will explore Akl's mixed media concept, which uses the synergy between paint, ink, and collage to produce a one of a kind work. The artist will discuss his concept and artistic perspectives as well as answer questions at the event.

The artist’s unique ability to design and his fluency in aerodynamics are portrayed throughout his pieces and show subtle signs of the inclination of an architect born in 1959. Akl's distinctive works, such as the Japan Look canvas – features an Oriental young icon elected by the artist for over 15 years that represents the time and freedom to be who you are.

With careful selection and display of iconography, he creates meaningful art that engages viewers to form and develop a new appreciation for the beauty the arts seen in everyday life throughout world. His aim continues to express and transform the ordinary into an experiential journey of inspiration, discovery and learning.

"I always try to work the lightness, depth and that beneficial stability that everyone seeks to be well and happy. Art is a self-discovery, what people will see in my work is not what I'm going to say, but what they will feel with my composition," explains Akl.

In 2006, Akl was nominated for Bienal de Santos, and again in 2007, he received the Purchase Award Season Exhibition of Centro Cultural de São Paulo (Prêmio Aquisição da Temporada de Exposições no Centro Cultural São Paulo). The artist has also participated in Documenta 12 Magazine in Kassel, Germany and in various exhibitions around the world, including most recently at the Berlin Stroke Art.


Beyond the Look

Date: November 30th

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RSVP: or (305) 397-8788



BRG International

605 Lincoln Road, Suite 302

Miami Beach FL 33139