SOLO EXHIBITIONS ( SELECTION )
2021 American Futurism, Galerie Robotica
2020 Quarantine, Virtual
EXHIBITIONS ( SELECTION )
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 AND COLLECTIONS
Balch Art Research Library (LACMA), Los Angeles
Joe Taveras is a Boston-based roboticist, designer, and artist who has spent the majority of his career selling robots around the world. A creative from the outset, his art initially consisted of eclectic musical compositions. It wasn’t until the arrival of the pandemic (March 2020) that he migrated to a new medium: painting. Having had no formal training, 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. 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.
His paintings are in public and private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, the Middle East, Ghana, Vietnam, China, Canada, Boston, 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.
His typical subject matter includes robots, technology, and time, and is 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. 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 & Travis Scott. In his energetic and sometimes controversial work he merges cubist principles with a futuristic graffiti style that is undoubtedly his own.
By Diti Kohli | Globe Correspondent, May 13, 2021