Tag : Cuban America Art

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Lyricism and Intertextuality in the Work of Deiby Canovas

The first look at the works of Deiby Cánovas led me to imagine that some hybrid characters, with bodies of fish and human, or of bird and human, had escaped from a canvas by El Bosco to hide in La Jungla by Wifredo Lam. Such was the tangle of shapes that devoured each other on the surface of the canvas, the lust between the vegetal background of the paintings that was confused and interwoven with the figures, blurring the depth of the scenes and transforming the entire composition into a dense skein, a pulsating atmosphere of blues, greens and golds. And it is not difficult to guess the multiple influences that run through this artist born in the early seventies in the town of Artemisa, a small rural village near Havana. The painter himself has confessed on various occasions his fascination for the work of modern masters such as Wifredo Lam and Pablo Picasso, his affinity with languages ​​such as cubism or surrealism; and, above all, the teaching of his father, also the artist Armando Cánovas.

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Dreaming with Lions

This is an important artist and an important work. The exhibit closed on December 9, 2020 but it bears mentioning.

Faena Art unveiled a monumental site-specific artwork on Miami Beach as part of Miami Art Week 2020.

The monumental site-specific installation entitled ‘Dreaming with Lions’ by Miami-based Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea is located on the beach directly in front of Faena Hotel and is free and open to view until Sunday, 6 December 2020. This new work within the Faena District provides a safe environment for the local community to explore and interact with public art.

Alexander Arrechea page

Town & Country magazine link

Alexander Arrechea Wikipedi link

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“Somos La Luz” Mural Commemorates COVID-19 Death

 Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created a 20,000-square-foot mural in Queens, New York to commemorate one of the health care practitioners who lost his life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ydelfonso Decoo is the name of the Queen’s, New York doctor who succumbed to the virus. He worked on the front lines in New York City in the Spring of 2020. Known all over the world, Rodriguez-Gerada partnered with SOMOS Community Care.  The health network serves immigrants and other organizations.

The mural is in a parking lot outside The Queens Museum. It’s near the iconic Unisphere globe from New York’s 1964 World’s Fair. The artwork is titled “Somos la Luz” (We Are the Light).  It draws attention to the disproportionate amount of Latino and Black casualties of the virus.  The enormity of the painting reflects the large amount of victims of Covid-19 in the minority community. 

“It’s not just making something big, just for the sake of it, it’s also because what you’re saying is [this] important enough that it merits it,” says Rodriguez-Gerada.

The artist posted a YouTube video about the project in September. He noted “In New York City the coronavirus is killing Latinos and Blacks at double the rate that it is killing whites and Asians.” He gave statistics about the casualties. In addition, he urged the community to come together. 

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STILL I RISE, Cuban artist Armando Mariño at Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Cuban artist Armando Mariño exhibits his works at Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris from January 19 to March 6, 2021.

Galerie Anne de Villepoix :18 rue du Moulin Joly, 75011 Paris – France

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Armando Mariño at CANY

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