Antonio Guerrero Will be Participating in the 3rd Annual Edition of ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair.
MIAMI, Florida – The Cuban Art Project – Aldo Castillo Gallery is delighted to present the most recent works by Antonio Guerrero, at ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair. ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair will be held in Miami from December 2-6, 2015 during Art Basel Miami Week.
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.
Experiences of Cuba, migration and exile are all central to Guerrero’s work. “Marxist ideology and cultural repression have been barriers not only in my life,” says the artist, “They have been barriers for every Cuban. Personally, i found in my art not only refuge but a too to manage and crack that absurdity”
Guerrero’s paintings are not straightforward examinations of the Cuban experience though. His knowledge of art history, literature and philosophy also have a strong bearing on his art and his works are ripe with historical and literary references. He allows often opposing ideas and visuals as well as conceptual components to meet on the canvas, thereby creating multi-layered narratives. Realistic and fantastical elements meet, and the contemporary world full of technology encounters colonial times in works that draw inspirations simultaneously from surrealism, fauvism and Neo-Expressionism.
The Aldo Castillo Gallery is a premier showcase of historical, modern and contemporary art from around the world. The gallery, established in Chicago in 1993, relocated to the Miromar Design Center in SW Florida to become the pioneer for international contemporary art to selective private collectors, museum collections and design professionals. Aldo Castillo, a curator, art dealer, and director at the Aldo Castillo Gallery, founded ArtSpot in 2012. ArtSpot Miami is a stand alone international art fair hosted within SPECTRUM Miami Art Fair.