Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Creating a 14’x18’ Outdoor Vinyl Mural on a custom fabricated frame, Magnus seeks to captivate the viewer with inspiration from the Everglades. This work celebrates Florida’s natural history, and serves as a window into the undeveloped landscape of the past. For this commissioned work with No Vacancy, Magnus collaborated with artist James Brazil to develop light columns that reflect the surrounding environment. Through this work, Magnus Sodamin hopes tourists and visitors will see a reflection of our local environment and memorialize Florida’s past and present; it’s magnificent and unique wilderness.
Born in Manhattan, New York (1987) Sodamin lives and works in Miami. He spent a year developing his painting practice at the Nansenskolen in Lillehammer, Norway; a humanitarian institute that focuses on cross-cultural exchange. He received his BFA in painting with a minor in art history from the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 2012. Sodamin explores practices ranging from painting, textile, ceramic and drawing. Selected Solo’s include “Wild Altar” (Dot fiftyone Gallery, 2021), “Impressions of Our Landscape” (Primary Projects, 2017) , “Infinity Split” (Primary Projects, 2015). Some Residencies include Agder Kunst Center, Norway (2020), Vermont Studio Center (2018) , Airie, Everglades (2017), Museums Quartier, Vienna (2015) Deering Estate, Miami, Florida (2015). His work resides in both the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Jorge Perez private collection. Magnus Sodamin’s lush nature inspired paintings explore changing global narratives through spiritual inquiry and spontaneous creativity. His process is cathartic and vigorous, resulting in paintings that reflect the beauty of the natural world, while exploring the states of climate, and environment. His vibrant works are full of energetic gestures that are both joyful and turbulent, indicative of the artists’ passionate sense awe and quiet reverence of nature.