Local artist completes work at 2020 Ponce Office tower

By Angel Langston….

Luisa Mesa is pictured with her artwork, titled Evolution, in the 2020 Ponce Building in Coral Gables.

2020 Ponce, the recently completed luxury office building in Coral Gables, now is home to a unique art installation by local artist Luisa Mesa.
The work of art is on display in the lobby of Florida East Coast Realty’s new development. The installation is titled Evolution and is comprised of vibrant-colored circles of various sizes creatively dispersed across the walls and even on to the ceiling of the elegant lobby.
Mesa, an artist-in-residence at ArtCenter/South Florida whose work has been exhibited in numerous venues and included in several important collections, describes the piece:
“The wavelike composition of Evolution is a metaphor for the cycle of life, with its transformation and prolongation,” Mesa said. “While each circle is unique, it is an integral part of the ‘system.’ In this work of art, each color, size, and individual design is analogous to the diversity that exists on our planet, as in our society.
“Some of the pieces are closely grouped together, while others have wandered off. The drawing on the wall establishes the connection that exists between all living organisms,” Mesa added.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Mesa earned her BFA (Magna Cum Laude) at Florida International University in Miami, where she lives and works. In her work, Mesa explores the nature of human consciousness and the relationship of individuals to the larger picture, through mixed media, such as enamel, acrylic, oil, digital images, and resin, among others.
The process of repetitive drawing is the essence of the work, the lines in the work are a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all things, and the layers allude to the multidimensionality and different levels of our existence.
Now a landmark in the “City Beautiful,” 2020 Ponce contains a total of 130,000 square feet, including ground-level retail, seven stories of premium office space, and a six-level parking garage. The luxurious tower has a total of 40,000 square feet remaining of customizable, designer-ready layouts, which range from 500 square feet up to a full floor of 16,500 square feet, available for purchase or lease. The column-free floor plates can result in efficiencies of up to 30 percent in space planning.
Spectacular views from every office space, as well as private, 360-degree wraparound terraces in select office suites, are additional benefits to the premium amenities, which include state-of-the-art technology and security system, wireless capabilities, an extraordinary lobby and common areas, and concierge and valet service. Owners and tenants also have the convenience of VIP parking on-site, with a parking ratio of four spaces per 1,000 square feet.
For more information on 2020 Ponce, call Colliers Abood Wood-Fay at 305-446-0011, or visit online at www.fecr.com and www.2020ponce.com.

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