Greenberg Traurig LLC, specifically partner Juan Loumiet, has commissioned New World School of the Arts visual arts graduate Jose Felix Perez (BFA 2010) to paint a mural in its downtown Miami office that will extend five floors beginning at the foot of the first floor occupied by the law firm and culminating at the fifth floor.
The mural will be situated on the rear wall of the internal staircase that unites all floors, and will be available for the enjoyment of office traffic, clients, employees and guests.
Perez was selected from among five other NWSA college alums who submitted proposals to the firm for this commission. The mural will be dedicated to the three founders of the firm in 1967, and the work aims to capture the vision of the institution.
Through the colorful palate and dynamic movement, Perez seeks to showcase the diversity that characterizes the city of Miami and how it has been an integral part of Greenberg Traurig LLC’s growth in the community.
The mural is eight feet wide by more than 60 feet tall, acrylic on canvas. It is being developed in sections and will be installed using scaffolds that will be set up and moved throughout the five floors.
The colors will bring the staircase alive, offering additional ever-changing visual surprises through peek windows at all levels of the five floors.
Surprisingly, this world-renowned firm could have commissioned this work to any renowned artist, nationally or internationally, but instead, opted to work with a local urban artist in an effort to highlight the emerging talent that is present and growing in the community.