FriendsWithYou

USA

Live and work in Miami, USA. Established in 2002 by Miami-based artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, FriendsWithYou set forth on a mission to spread the idea of Magic, Luck, and Friendship around the world, and become FriendsWithYou! Designed as a resource center for all things creative, FriendsWithYou is a unique think-tank that has the ability to seamlessly incorporate their distinct artistic style and one-of-a-kind ideas into a wide range of mediums and applications.

Throughout the last eight years, FriendsWithYou has gained international recognition as pioneers in the field of experiential art. FriendsWithYou experiential installations are fully immersive experiences that draw audiences into a magical world where the line between imagination and reality is blurred. From the “Skywalkers Parade” with 60-foot tall characters for Art Basel Miami, to an inflatable fun house for 30,000 people at Scope Art Fair, to creating a permanent playground “Rainbow Valley” inside Miami’s largest shopping mall, one can see why Borkson and Sandoval would describe their large-scale art projects as an “explosion”. Creating modern-day sanctums, they curate wonderful performances that are part confessional and part mystical ceremony—furthering the artists’ mandate to foster good wishes for luck, friendship and fortune. As a message that is invariably accessible and positive, FriendsWithYou believe in promoting a sense of exuberance against today’s general attitude of detachment. As Borkson feels, “In the sterile settings of modern society, spiritual outlets have become a low priority within our daily routines”.

From Pictoplasma in Berlin to Art Basel Miami, FriendsWithYou has been invited to participate in some of the most respected art happenings around the world. FriendsWithYou Fine Art has been exhibited and/or included in the permanent collections of Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Haus der Kulturen der Welt Museum Berlin, and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin among others.




Selected Artwork

The works shown are representative of the artist and may not be available. Please contact the gallery for available pieces.

The Speed of Light

Acrylic on canvas.
40 x 60''. 2010.

The Feeling

Acrylic on canvas.
32 x 40''. 2010.

Cloud Being

Acrylic on canvas.
40 x 40''. 2010.

The Boy (Ball in the Air)

Gouache on paper.
40 x 60''. 2010.

Falling From Love

Gouache on paper.
40 x 60''. 2010.

Portrait of the Wizard

Acrylic on canvas.
36 x 36''. 2010.

In the Lookout

Acrylic on canvas.
24 x 24. 2010.

In The Field of Spirits I

Acrylic on canvas.
32 x 40''. 2010.

The Big Travel

Acrylic on canvas.
40 x 32. 2010.