MIAMI BEACH, Fla.
- Jan. 27, 2020
-- Artist Brandon Aday works with acrylics & oils on canvas and paper, he is best known for his eye-catching, large-scale abstract paintings. Brandon has had a lifelong love of art, inspired from an early age by his Mother who is also an artist. He is originally from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, and attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia. The artist also creates his own line of art merchandise, which includes home decor, apparel and accessories.
"I'm inspired by urban scenery, concrete structures, cracked sidewalks, or graffiti filled walls. If I see a stain or peeled paint on a weathered surface, I need to take a picture of it for later use. I have hundreds of these inspirational photos on my phone from random places. I like to look at them to absorb them into my subconscious, to come out in unexpected ways on the canvas," explained Aday.
Brandon exhibits his work with Pridelines Gallery, located in Miami's historic MiMo/Little River District. He is one of many participating artists committed to Pridelines mission of supporting, educating, and empowering South Florida's LGBTQ youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change. As a result, 30% of all proceeds generated from the sale of an artists' work is donated back to Pridelines to fund programs and services for local youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, and community seeking safe and affirming programs, services, and spaces.
Brandon is passionate about giving back, he also participates in an annual art fundraising event 'Art From The Heart', taking place this year at Paradise Plaza in the Miami Design District on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 from 7-10pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase works from Miami's world renowned artists and talented emerging artists. There will be over 150 art pieces to select from. All proceeds from the art auction will go towards building a better tomorrow for 1,000 children in foster care at the Family Resource Center of South Florida. Enjoy an open bar, vendors, music, and delicious hors d' oeuvres prepared by Miami's premier chefs.
Artists who have influenced him the most through the years include Monet, Van Gogh, Munch, Kollwitz, Picasso, Pollock, de Kooning & Rothko. He is also a big fan of Anselm Keifer, Gerhard Richter and artists with similar styles. Brandon loves observing the imperfections and randomness found in everyday life, and transferring that to the canvas.
To learn more about this fascinating artist, for art sales, merchandise, commissions or general inquires, please visit https://www.artbybrandonaday.com/