Crescent Heights Announces Commencement of ‘Track & Field’ Mural at Forma Miami

Forma Miami Hero Sunset. Credit: ArX Creative.

Crescent Heights has announced the commencement of an expansive art project in the heart of Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Renowned artist Arturo Herrera was commissioned to create a 9,350-square-foot mural named Track & Field, which will grace the east podium façade of Forma Miami, a 39-story, 588-unit residential tower designed by Arquitectonica with ODP Architecture & Design as the architect of record spanning nearly a full city block at 2900 Biscayne Boulevard. We Are Nice’n Easy, a celebrated local art collective of Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble, will meticulously hand-paint the mural throughout the following few weeks.

Forma Miami will be anchored by the neighborhood’s highly anticipated Whole Foods Market. Featuring interiors by world-renowned Rockwell Group, Forma boasts 85,000 square feet of amenities, panoramic water and city views, and a bespoke art collection. Formerly known as NEMA Miami, the tower has been rebranded to connect with the striking “form” of Arquitectonica’s design for the project. Construction is scheduled to be completed later this year. Stiles McHugh is the general contractor, a joint venture between Stiles Construction and McHugh Construction.

Forma Miami Lobby. Credit: ArX Creative

Certain to become a defining art statement for the city, Track & Field offers an expansive palette of vibrant colors conveying the lively energy of Miami. The broad range of shapes suggests many narratives subject to the eye of the beholder. Within this fluidity of interpretation, a repetitive figuration suggestive of a band procession stands out. Promenading southward towards the tower’s entrance, the mural heralds the rise of Forma Miami’s 428-foot-tall tower above.

Arturo Herrera is celebrated globally for exploring abstraction through various mediums, including wall paintings, collages, and mixed-media objects. His vibrant compositions, characterized by fragmentation and repetition, invite viewers to engage with layers of meaning and interpretation. Herrera’s site-responsive approach ensures that his artworks seamlessly integrate with their surroundings, activating the environment dynamically.

“The monumental outdoor painting is a tribute to the movement and exciting energy of the city and the people that make it great,” says Arturo. “The vertical ends of the design recall the soaring architecture of the building while providing a pleasant polychromatic rhythm above street level. The wall painting welcomes the residents and visitors to the building with a multicolored, panoramic vista while providing a spectacular visual showcase for pedestrians and drivers alike to be enjoyed at all times of the day.”

In addition to the exterior mural, Arturo Herrera’s artistry will be showcased in the lobby of Forma Miami through a captivating wall-to-wall mural titled Mirror. Moderating the prismatic vibrancy of his exterior work, Herrera’s hand-painted Mirror employs just two colors to welcome residents and visitors warmly. The mural’s rich red color evokes Miami’s stunning sunsets. Mirror’s monumental scale and complex abstract shapes inspire amazement and awe in the viewer.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Arturo Herrera on this landmark project,” said Jason Galbut at Crescent Heights. “Track & Field will be an immense contribution to the increasing landscape of extraordinary public artworks throughout Miami.”

As the painting of Herrera’s Track & Field progresses, Crescent Heights invites the community to witness and celebrate the evolution of this iconic mural.

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