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WYN317 presents Belin at SCOPE Art Fair 2019 | Event

Northern cold-fronts bring snow birds, and with them the weight of the entire art world, leaving little for the locals. Through all the craziness, one local art gallery fly's high with the best.


A deep look into the work of event photographer Rodrigo Gaya during Art Basel Miami 2019. On assignment for Wyn317 Gallery at their opening of Belin at Scope Art Fair.

Belin at Scope Miami Art Fair 2019, Rodrigo Gaya / WYN317. #ref:WBS-001

Miami Beach, 12.3.19 - WYN317 Art Gallery in Miami hosted Spanish painter Belin at SCOPE Art Fair during Miami Art Week in December 2019.


For sisters Danelle Pino & Michelle Pino, co-founders of WYN317 Gallery, working with world-renown artist Belin was nothing new. The year before, Belin painted one of his classic murals to help inaugurate WYN317's new location in Miami.


Yet, the bright lights of a major art fair were new for this local Miami art gallery. A chance to rub elbows with world-renown galleries and artists, cannot be missed.


But let's start at the beginning...


MIAMI 2018

Belin steps away from a mural in process at WYN317 Gallery. The Spanish artist helped inaugurate the gallery's newest location in when it opened in 2018. Photo by: Rodrigo Gaya/Gayaman Visual Studio #ref:WBS-002

Since their inception in 2014, I've been working with WYN317 gallery. Covering many of their shows since they day they opened.


In 2018 I had the privilege of photographing how their new space transformed its white walls to the dynamic murals now on display. Belin was one of the headline artists, including Michael B, Sheep Chen, Does, Vesod, Key Detail, Cranio, Ivan Roque, & more.


This Is Now, WYN317 new locations Grand Opening week, Art Basel 2018:

Does, a graffiti-styled artist from the Netherlands, steps back from his mural on the roof of WYN317 Gallery in Miami. Dec 2018 Photo by Rodrigo Gaya ref#does1_wyn2018

Every December, on the sandy, yet sinking shores of Miami Beach, northern birds for the warm winters, bringing the art world with it, usually leaving little space for local galleries to show in the major fairs.

Having had a successful inaugural year, the Pino sisters were ready for the next step, SCOPE.

Scope entrance, Opening Day 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya #ref:WBS-003
Scope entrance, Opening Day 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya #ref:WBS-004

The assignment from the gallery was simple in premise, but challenging in practice.


Record the life around the WYN317 SCOPE booth opening show with the artist, Belin. For recap and marketing use, within a 2 hour time frame.


Opening day of any art fair is hectic, this day was no different. Making sure my Fujifilm gear was organized and ready, I arrived about an hr prior to the scheduled time to start shooting the moment I walk through the entrance.


Spanish artist Belin poses for a portrait at his solo exhibit.. Scope Art Fair, Opening Day 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/WYN317 #ref:WBS-007

All the year's planning goes into this first day. From making sure the artwork is hung level, the exhibition space cleaned, to getting the VIP guest list in order. Two hours goes by quickly, so there's always something to shoot, no time to waste.

Belin exhibit for WYN317 Gallery. Scope Art Fair, Opening Day 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/WYN317 #ref:WBS-007

Turning in more selects than they expected is always the goal. Luckily, everything went to plan this week for the gallery and they were able to almost sell out. A great first show for WYN317 the now world-renown local gallery.


-Rodrigo

Danelle Pino, Belin, & Michelle Pino. Scope Art Fair, Opening Day 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/WYN317 #ref:WBS-008
Belin poses with Karina. Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-009
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Belin & Karina share a moment before the opening. Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-011

Belin, Michelle Pino & friend at Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-012



Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010
Scope Art Fair 2019. Miami Beach, FL Photo by Rodrigo Gaya/Wyn317. #ref:WBS-010

Images taken for WYN317 Art Gallery during their opening day show at SCOPE Miami Art Fair during Art Basel Miami, December 3, 2019.


All images (C) 2019 Rodrigo Gaya/GayamanVisual Studio for WYN317 Gallery.

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