Cuban Art Exhibition at the “Summit of Generations” Gala.
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Alejandro Leyva is a Cuban-born painter based in Miami, Florida.
He graduated from the Vocational School Luis Casas Romero in 1985 and attended the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba specializing in painting in 1995. He also received training in ceramics, design and photography in 1996.
Since then, Leyva has participated in 10 solo shows, and in 40 collective exhibitions from throughout the word and his work is included in selected private collections from countries such as Mexico, Panama, the U.S., Cuba, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, France and Portugal.
As a modern man, Leyva’s works are the product of his reflections on the aggregates of society that depicts an antagonism between the patterns of external beauty accepted by its people and by his own personal experiences.
“As an artist I would describe my work as poetry, expressing my own emotions in an imaginative way which allows me to paint with instinctive and volatile feelings trying to capture and connect with the viewer in any possible way,” said Alejandro Leyva.
Antonio Guerrero sees his art as a mouthpiece that inspires change.Influenced by the works of painters Matisse, Dalí and Chagall as well as authors Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Cortazar ,Borges, and Faulkner, his art presents a distinct visual language.
Guerrero uses elements and influences as varied as ancient Egyptian art, imagery from the sumerian culture, tapestry from the middle Ages, avant-garde art, modern expressionism, as well as his own experiences to shape his unique personal voice.
This voice has been the root for much philosophical musing on behalf of the artist, who continues to grapple with its existence and the dilemma surrounding the innate characteristics of a personal language. How personal can it be without being private and elusive to the public? And if it is public, how personal cant the language be?
Guerrero ponders philosophical idea investigates topics like migration, courage, love, repression, pain, anxiety, and tragedy and uses his art as a vehicle to Explore and understand humanity at large as well as him self- development, which, in his eyes,”represent the greatest human struggle”
Born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1968 and based in Miami Beach, Florida, Guerrero’s personal journey shapes his art profoundly and informs his subjects matter. Guerrero grew up under Castro regime in Cuba, was drafted into the army and deployed to fight in the Ethiopian War and, after returning to Cuba in 1988, secretly designed and built a raft to leave the island. After being lost at sea for five days, the artist and two others were rescued and started a new life in Miami.
Floyd is a pioneer in the Motion Art movement; he is the only artist of his kind who creates art with rock bands. The final product is a revolution on canvas fueled by the music’s energy and Floyd’s art.
He has had several collective exhibitions, including Solo Art Miami Art Fair (2010), Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City (2010), Wynwood Exhibition Center (2010), GAB Studio Gallery in Wynwood (2010), Bakehouse Complex (2010), MIA Art Fair with Aldo Castillo Gallery at the Miami Beach Convention Center (2010), New Times Broward Artopia event (2009) and Art within Art (2009), CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 2009), Alliance Francaise (2009), Sunflour Gallery in Weston (2009), 777 Studio Gallery in Coral Gables (2009), The Levi’s Store (2009), St. Thomas University (2009), Chialma Gallery (2009), Edna Hibel Gallery in West Palm Beach (2009), Excelsior Gallery (2008), the Art Festival at the Rotary Doral Club (2006 & 2007), Art Nemesis Gallery (2006, 2007), Art & Artists Gallery (2006), and Miami Central Art MAC (2006).
Yosvany Teijeiro (Havana, Cuba, 1975) resides in Miami Beach and conducts his work between Havana, Barcelona, and that U.S. city. He graduated in Restoration from the Havana Atellier (Taller de La Habana) 1992-1995, with postgraduate studies in Sculpture at the Superior Institute of Art (Instituto Superior de Arte) and in Engraving at the San Alejandro School(Escuela de San Alejandro).
As a restorer, decorator and interior designer, he has worked at the convents of San Francisco de Asís and Santa Clara, the Old Square (Plaza Vieja) and Belén in Cuba. And in Akoya, Miami Beach, USA.
Among his awards: Biennial of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (1996),“Reflection” Art Show, Miami Beach (2003) and “Silhouette” Art Show, MiamiBeach. His works are found in collections in Italy, U.S.A., Mexico, Spainand Cuba, as well as in the Art Center, Saint Petersburg.
Tony Rodriguez (Juan Antonio Rodriguez Olivares) was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1980.He is both a painter,illustrator and curator.He was considered in Cuba a full painter. Rodriguez has called in his countrie The Painter of the Reflection.He was professor and member of prestigious juries in the context of the visual arts.Tony Rodriguez is considered one of the best Cuban artists of the 00 generation or the generation of artists from the 2000s to the present day.In addition to exhibiting widely in Cuba, he was also shown in USA, The Dominican Republic, throughout Eastern an Western Europe and Latin America.From the beginning of his professional career Tony Rodriguez has been investigated about the world s secrets, order, society and forces of caos.He frequently uses many objects , towers, buildings,machines, etc.His citys and objects represent the world, liberty, the human future and our history.His colors are very misterius and excitings.He is aggressively with drawing and composition. He won several awards since 2000 to date. His works are exhibited in Havana Biennal in 2009.His works are exhibited in many galleries in Cuba and Europe.TonyRodriguez‘s work is part of famous art collections, such as the important Italian businessman Luciano Benetton and the Hispanic Cultural Center in Miami.
Arien Xuan Lopez Graduado de Diseño Gráfico en 1995 en el Instituto de Diseño Industrial de La Habana, su trabajo no es sólo una expresión de oficio y fantasía. Tanto en sus paisajes, a la vez coloridos y con elementos cotidianos de la erosión urbana, como en la muy personal figuración, donde se funde lo onírico con lo expresionista, es posible hallar señales de su propia vida. Ahí están, convertidos en estampas poscostumbristas o en singulares metáforas plásticas, los rastros del ambiente y el medio social en que vive, su interés por el comic y la ciencia ficción, el acercamiento curioso a lo misterioso y las ciencias ocultas y una visión muy crítica respecto del suceder histórico. Permanece interiorizada, además, la evolución de una personalidad que ha fundido su vocación por el arte, el afán de dibujar desde la infancia, el sentido de ordenamiento visual adquirido durante sus estudios profesionales de diseño gráfico, y su dominio manual forjado en las búsquedas frente al lienzo y las cartulinas que exteriorizaban imágenes de la subjetividad o cumplían roles de supervivencia. English Google Translation.
El Artista Norberto Belaunzaran es un creador genuino con un alma llena de ideas futurísticas que navegan entre lo abstracto y lo figurativo con colores que invitan a la reflexión, los naranjas recorren caminos de bondad mientras los colores mas oscuros tienen historias; por otro lado su obra más conocida con carácter social se llama ” Limpiando el Mundo ” dicha pintura ha sido objeto de varios premios y se ha convertido en un símbolo para muchos que llevan su IMAGEN en camisetas, pancartas y diferentes medios de promoción / Para ser exactos según palabras textuales del Artista con esta creación el le pide al Presidente Obama que proteja a los desamparados, a las Mujeres abusadas, que ayude a los alcohólicos / Drogadictos, que proteja a las personas mayores en fin es un grito de ayuda social. Una reflexión para todos. English Google Translation