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Cabin Fever Artist Talks – Features Cuban-born Jorge Wellesly

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey recently launched another video installment of their Cabin Fever Artist Talks. In this latest episode, Cuban-born artist Jorge Wellesly discusses his art. His work is about the relationship between truth, reality and language. The artist states, “I have seen that language is not enough to interpret reality and to communicate truth.” He often uses text in relation to social issues.  But he also uses symbolic elements such as billboards or public signs. He explains that they “remind us of how the power addresses us through media, advertising and now social media.” 

A multidisciplinary artist, Jorge uses various media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. He always strives to express the complexity of how to create meaning and sense. 

Influenced by Bauhaus and the Black Mountain College, he pays attention to the combination of several disciplines like architecture, science and art.  He also takes ideas from the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein who explained that “language is an arbitrary but necessary tool to build our reality.”  

When he lived in Cuba, his art was a mirror of social and political upheaval.  “Any art that criticized the communist government was censored or even punished with incarceration,” he said. For instance, in 2012 the Cuban government denied his artworks for the Havana Biennial.  They claimed the text was politically incorrect.

His move to the US impacted him personally and artistically. In 2019, he completed his first public sculpture. It includes four letters that spell SOUL in different colors to represent human diversity. He currently lives in Guttenberg, NJ.

The Cabin Fever Artist Talks provides methods for bringing people art at home safely as the Covid-19 health crisis continues.  It includes videos of artists detailing their artistic process and presenting studio tours.  

More info on Jorge Wellesly- Cuban Art Database, Cuba Art News

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Cuba Art NY

Fall online exhibit – Closing event

The icing on the cake… after an incredible online exhibit – the closing event. CANY presents in conjunction with Rialta Magazine – Four Art historians, art curators discuss the 8 women artists included in the CANY online fall show. <<In Spanish>>

Don’t miss it !

Ninguna mujer es una isla: ocho artistas en CANY Conversatorio con la participación de Suset Sánchez, María de Lourdes Mariño, Janet Batet, Meyken Barreto y Tanya Álvarez.

The artists exhibited are:

Kenia Arguiñao

Consuelo Castañeda

Sandra Cordero

Liliam Cuenca

Ana Albertina Delgado

Aimee Garcia

Connie Lloveras

Danay Vigoa

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DEMI Interview

Cuban-American artist DEMI describes her life and her paintings in 7 minutes

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Ofill Echevarria – Momentum Video

Published on Apr 3, 2013

Exposición Galería Alfredo Ginocchio
Por Anitzel Díaz
Creadores Universitarios Foro Tv

 

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Maydelina Perez Lezcano Video

Artists Maydelina Perez Lezcano exhibits her art.

 

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Jose Parlá – Video

Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá talks about his mural “Gesture Performing Dance, Dance Performing Gesture,” commissioned for the BAM Fisher.

 

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Jose Andres Mato (JAMA)

Jose Andres Mato (JAMA)

Video

 

Link: Phillips De Pury

Link: Marth Henry Fine Art

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Identity Composite Badalona – Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

The Identity Composite/Badalona project consists of 3D facial scans of 34 people, one person from each of the 34 neighborhoods of Badalona, Spain. These 34 scans were combined using an algorythm program to create a composite/average face. It was created for the IDENTITY(S) project that was developed by the Kognitif platform for the city of Badalona in July 2010.

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Carmen Herrera – 5 degrees of freedom

Video of Carmen Herrera, her ideas, her work.

Recent items:

Link:>>Financial Times

LInk:>>Inside the mind of Carmen Herrera

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Agustin Fernandez – Where do I belong?

Wonderful video where Agustin talks about his art, Cuba, living in Paris & New York.

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