3/5/22

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Is a Black Comedy Ode to Miami




Pollo Tropical yuca bites, divisive political opinions, and the revering of a drug kingpin — what could be more Miami?

In 2017, Alexis Scheer channeled her South Florida roots to write Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, a play about a gang of misguided Miami teens trying to resurrect Pablo Escobar. Zoetic Stage, a local theater company, is opening the play's 305 debut on Thursday, May 5, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Carnival Studio Theater.

“This is the Miami play that you need to see because it's real, it's honest, it's in your face, and it's now,” says Stuart Meltzer, artistic director of Zoetic Stage. “It’s also funny as fuck.”

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is the final production of Zoetic’s tenth-anniversary season — and the first since the pandemic.

The play centers on four high school girls who have a “Dead Leaders Club” meeting once a month in a backyard treehouse — and each brings their own background, traumas, and personality to the (as you’ll find out if you see it) unique plot.

A central element of the storyline is the girls’ creepy and satirical attempt to communicate with the spirit of cartel drug lord Pablo Escobar, a spin Scheer and Meltzer say is admittedly dark and potentially triggering.

Why Escobar? The easy answer: Scheer's mother is a Colombian immigrant, and Escobar’s role as a looming figure in her family mythology piqued her interest.

“I'm the American-born daughter who didn't have to deal with any of that,”  Scheer explains, “but I'm still curious about it and wanted to kind of touch and play with that in a really subversive and shocking way.”

Scheer says she wrote the play in 2017 in reaction to Donald Trump’s election. At the time, she'd recently graduated with a musical theater degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and founded Off the Grid Theatre Company.

“As a young woman, I felt very disenfranchised by what was happening in our country. And I was thinking a lot about everyone who was saying, ‘Oh, this is the pendulum swinging,’” she says. “And so I was trying to figure out how to respond to this political moment in our country without actually writing about Trump because we just had no perspective — it was just happening.”

"It's not often that you get to see a play that is set in Miami with humor that is specific to Miamians.

Through her company, Scheer produced the first production of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord in 2018. Gina Fonseca, the actress who plays Kit in Zoetic’s production, played Pipe (another character) in that first Boston workshop after they'd met in school and discovered they were both Miami natives.

But the game-changing moment for the play was when it was chosen as a selection for the Latinx Theater Commons. There, Scheer signed with an agent and sparked buzz among producers.

One offered to do an off-Broadway production in New York City as Scheer was heading into rehearsal for Off the Grid's production. It ran at the WP Theater from September 2019 through January 2020. In his review, New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley showered the show with praise, calling it a “highly entertaining, equally sobering little play."

Despite the fact that it takes place in Miami, Zoetic's production serves as Our Dear Dead Drug Lord's Florida and Miami premiere.

“I think it's important that Miami and Miamians celebrate the artists that come from our own community,” Meltzer says. “It feels like that kind of special, sort of, home play. Now it’s being presented at the Arsht Center, which I believe is one of the jewels of Miami, and so that becomes even more exciting.”

“It's set in 2008 and it really tries to capture what I remember of being a teenager in Miami and what it sounded like, what it felt like — the texture of it,” Scheer adds. “You know, it's one thing to have it up in New York, and there are things that the New York audience finds funny. And I'm just excited for, you know, what are the things that Miami is going to respond to? And how are they going to see themselves in the play? That's really fun.”

Spoiler alert: References to Ponce and Douglas roads and the ridiculousness of Floridians wearing Uggs in our so-called winter are likely on that list.

“It's not often that you get to see a play that is set in Miami with humor that is specific to Miamians. I think it's exciting to experience a play that speaks to you, speaks to our community,” says Fonseca, who is now based in New York City but is home for two months for the production. “And also, I mean, come see four badass young, talented, powerful women explore dark humor. It's silly. It's incredibly funny. It's horrifying. It's dark. It's dynamic.”

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19/4/22

 County may take over Miami Military Museum




The Miami Military Museum and Memorial may become county owned as Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday directed Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s administration to begin a transition agreement leading to a takeover.

A unanimously adopted resolution from Chairman José “Pepe” Díaz seeks an administration report within 60 days with the steps necessary to transfer ownership of the museum’s assets to the county.

The document is to include transfer costs to the county, including estimates of future museum maintenance and operating expenses; options for structure of ongoing operation and maintenance; and a recommendation of whether the museum’s assets should be transferred to the county.

The county owns the land beside the Gold Coast Railroad Museum on which the museum building is placed, and the county’s fiscal 2021-22 budget allocates $800,000 of general revenues in the Enhanced County and District Program for operation of the museum. Also, the county provides $750,000 yearly in support of the museum.

“I’m here to speak today in total support and in favor of the resolution for the Miami Military Museum,” said Dr. Anthony D. Atwood, a resident military historian who was a founder of the museum. “What matters is [that] we honor those who serve.”

Mr. Atwood and six other Navy veterans set out in the late 1990s to salvage the Richmond Naval Air Station building, which was built in 1942 and was the local naval headquarters during World War II. Their aim was a military museum and memorial. He became executive director of the museum, and the building in 2010 was moved from Richmond Hill to 12460 SW 152nd St., on the grounds of the county’s Zoo Miami, and remodeled as a museum.

The museum has since struggled for money. In 2019, Mr. Atwood raised the specter of closing without federal funding.

Chairman Díaz on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the transition agreement stating that if the museum receives any funding from a third party, the county would continue to contribute $750,000 a year.

The resolution adopted grants the county majority control on the museum’s board and immediate oversight of the operations and budget. During an interim period, the county would study the feasibility and the cost of transferring building ownership to the county.

Commissioners expressed concerns over making the museum a county asset as other groups may request in the future the transfer of assets and financial responsibilities of other museums.

“What happens to all those other organizations that find themselves in a pickle?” asked Sen. René García. “Are they going to come to the county? Are we going to take over these assets and these become county assets? I think we have to be careful when we proceed down this path as to who we pick and choose.”

Commissioners also expressed concerns over the financial impact on the county.

“It’s not that we don’t support the initiative, it’s that we need to be intellectually consistent,” said Commissioner Raquel Regalado. She said that when the Bay of Pigs Museum reached out to the commission for funding, she suggested to them that they needed to engage their second and third generation of leadership. They did so and went back to the commission and brought their board and presented a continuity plan.

“I understand the concern,” she said, “but I feel like we’re stepping into rescue, and we don’t really have a clear plan as to what can be done or what has been attempted to ensure that the organization continues to do the good work that it’s doing.

Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert expressed similar concerns. “If we get in the business of buying museums, we’re going to own a lot of museums,” he said.

Commissioner Gilbert suggested including in the document the development of a five-year strategic plan about how to fundraise for the organization and how to make it self-sufficient in the future.

“I appreciate the input,” said Chairman Díaz. “I can’t speak for all the museums in Dade County, but I do know that this one has been already basically paid for by the citizens of the county and the state.

“All we’re doing is making sure that we’re good stewards. They’re asking us [to] please help them… This is why I’m asking you for your support, and if we say in five years we’re going to review it again and see how we could help out, I don’t have a problem with that,” Mr. Díaz said.

Commissioners Danielle Cohen Higgins, Joe A. Martinez and Kionne L. McGhee spoke in support of the resolution. “Ensuring that our military receives the best resources and the best service, and the support of a county is the aim that we all should aspire to make sure happens, so I’m in full support of it,” Commissioner McGhee said. “It’s located in [my] district, and I say to anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity of taking a visit to the museum, please do so.”


Written by Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow  on April 19, 2022



9/3/22

 

Sunshine Jazz Organization Monthly Concert Series: Leesa Richards




Mar 11, 2022
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

$16 (+2 Facility Fee)


Enjoy an evening of jazz at Sandrell Rivers Theater for the March installment of the 35th annual Sunshine Jazz Organization's Monthly Concert Series. Singer/songwriter Leesa Richards will be headlining the evening's performances. Richards has performed and/or recorded with some of music's biggest voices that include Barbara Streisand, Lenny Kravitz, Faith Hill, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan and Carole King.

For more information contact the Box Office at (305) 284-8872 or boxoffice@ftfshows.com



25/2/22

 

MOCA Moving Images: Night and Fog




Mar 9, 2022
Starting: 7:00 PM

Free


For the March installment of it’s monthly film series, MOCA will be screening Alain Resnais’ 1956 short film Night and Fog, a powerful documentary reflecting on the horrors of the Holocaust. In the film, Resnais juxtaposes present-day color images capturing the desolation of the former death camps with black and white period footage of the Holocaust. The film explores the human capacity for violence and suggests that the camps are not only a historical occurrence but a potentially recurring existential crisis.

After the film, there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Terrence Peterson, Assistant Professor of History at FIU and Dr. Oren Stier, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Holocaust Studies Initiative. The panelists will discuss the historical questions raised in the film and consider universal questions about justice and humanity.



10/2/22

 Miami, la ciudad creativa del sur de Florida


Al otro lado de la calzada del pomposo panorama art déco de Miami Beach se alza la antigua zona industrial de Wynwood, cuyas obras de arte urbano, que se cuentan entre las mejores de Estados Unidos, atraen a visitantes de todo el mundo. Los llamativos murales que embadurnan los cavernosos almacenes y edificios han revitalizado el barrio y abierto sus puertas a restaurantes, cervecerías, galerías y bares modernos.

 

Wynwood Walls es el improbable punto de encuentro de algunos de los artistas urbanos más famosos del mundo. Obey (Shepard Fairey), Futura, Miss Van y The London Police han sido invitados a crear algunas de sus obras más extensas –y legales– en esta zona antaño en decadencia de Miami gracias al impulso del malogrado Tony Goldman, un promotor de fincas filántropo cuyo deseo era crear ‘un museo en las calles’. Ahora el arte urbano se expande más allá de los seis almacenes originales, y desde el 2009 se celebran pintadas anuales con más de 50 artistas que transforman casi 7500 m2 de paredes.

 

Wynwood Doors, que antaño era el vertedero del barrio, se incorporó al proyecto en el 2010 y fue convertido en un parque, rodeado por 15 persianas comerciales decoradas por artistas menos conocidos, los cuales han pintado de todo, de escenas urbanas futuristas al más puro estilo Bladerunner, a elefantes de aspecto místico.

Desde el 2010 los artistas del grafiti han expandido su arte urbano de la calle a los restaurantes, y de allí a las tiendas, galerías y bares de la zona. Si en los años sesenta Haight Ashbury (San Francisco) era el cénit de los murales jipis, los soles y los arcoíris, hoy Wynwood ejerce la misma función para la generación actual, conectada y fan de Instagram. Aunque no hay inocentes paisajes de ensueño ni arte inspirado en el LSD, toda la zona desprende un encanto alternativo que se encuentra a años luz, culturalmente hablando, de los cócteles y los bares de Miami Beach.



Esto prueba que nunca hay que menospreciar el poder del arte urbano para resucitar y reformar una zona. Wynwood organiza una ruta artística a pie mensual (el segundo sábado del mes) varios circuitos para que los visitantes contemplen las nuevas obras en las galerías de la zona. Toda esta parte de la ciudad bulle de pasión y creatividad, y de ello no solo se han dado cuenta los lugareñosArt Basel –posiblemente el evento artístico más influyente del mundo– organiza varios eventos en Wynwood cada mes de diciembre; y allí donde va Art Basel, allí le siguen coleccionistas e inversores.

Wynwood 28 se centra en los artistas de Sudamérica, Locust Projects apuesta por obras más provocadoras, mientras que la Rubell Family Collection alberga una de las mayores colecciones privadas de arte contemporáneo abiertas al público en Norteamérica. La galería, en una instalación reformada de 4180 m2, confiscada por la Administración para el Control de Drogas estadounidense, fue la primera galería de Wynwood y contiene obras de artistas como Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring y Jeff Koons. Para profundizar en la zona, Wynwood Art Tours ofrece todo el año una selección de circuitos de arte urbano y de galerías.

 

5/12/21

"Tierra de promisión" exposicion en Neiva Colombia

 

Se presenta la exposición colectiva itinerante “Los Artistas del Huila pintan Tierra de promisión” en Neiva, donde los creadores seleccionados realizaron sus obras para rendir homenaje al poemario de José Eustasio Rivera en el centenario de su publicación. Son casi 20  pintores que han sido invitados para esta velada cultural que dará apertura el día 2 de diciembre a las 5:00 de la tarde, en el restaurante y casa cultural “D’OLIVA FOOD AND COFFEE”, un exquisito lugar donde se promueve la gastronomia, las tradiciones, la cultura y el arte de los opitas.  

 

La muestra promovida por la Gobernación del Huila y la Secretaria de Cultura del Huila,  a través de la Biblioteca Olegario Rivera; se inauguró el 28 de septiembre de 2021 en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Huila y realizó itinerancia por los cinco municipios más importantes para hacer homenaje al ilustre escritor opita. Con la iniciativa del secretario de cultura Daniel Leonardo Sanz Perdomo, se inició el recorrido el 23 de noviembre en Garzón en la casa de la cultura "El Molino", la segunda muestra de presentó el 24 en Pitalito en Gualú gallery coffee and art, la tercera presentación tuvo lugar en la Casa de la Cultura Constantino Tello Ordoñez con tres salas y cerca de 80 piezas (dibujos, pinturas y fotografías), el 25 el turno correspondió al municipio de Campoalegre en el centro de convenciones donde se presentaron cerca de 50 obras y el 02 de diciembre en Neiva en la Casa cultura y restaurante D'Oliva food and coffee con cerca de 50 obras.

 

Miguel Darío Polania Rodríguez, director de la Biblioteca Departamental Olegario Rivera ha dicho con referencia a este acto: “Nos complace presentar esta muestra colectiva internacional con algunos de nuestros creadores que han realizado sus trabajos artísticos bajo el eje temático del poemario de “Tierra de promisión”, de esta forma se fortalece y se difunde nuestro patrimonio cultural. Los objetivos es hacer un merecido homenaje a nuestra ilustre escritor José Eustacio Rivera, dar a conocer nuestros artistas de la región, establecer contactos con ellos, estrechar vínculos con artistas de otras latitudes, y buscar oportunidades para comercializar los trabajos de los creadores opitas".

 

 Artistas invitados:

Melba Perdomo Mosquera, Roberto Londoño Uribe,  José Domínguez Hernández, Francisco Arroyo Ceballos, Gabriel Nieto Nieto, Carlos A. Naranjo, Alex Rivera, Milton Morales Grillo, Leyda Fernanda Santos Vargas, Carlos A. Naranjo, Fidela Losada, Miguel Diario Polania Rodríguez, Guillermo Martín Moreno, Segundo Salamanca, Cornelis OOMS, Heliberto Ariza Guerra, Carlos Franco, Jayro Osorio, Mauricio Zequeda, Walther Oswaldo Arrubla Hoyos entre otros.

 

El restaurante y casa cultural “D’OLIVA FOOD AND COFFEE” se encuentra ubicado en Calle 19 No. 5A39 Barrio Quirinal, muy cerca de la entrada al parqueadero del supermercado Olímpica y del centro de Convenciones José Eustacio Rivera de la ciudad de Neiva. La entrada es gratuita.



20/11/21


 

Contemporary Spanish Art

by Carlos M. Smith


Spain has always been a reference in the art world. Great artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Tàpies or Miquel Barceló have provided the necessary contemporaneity that has been perfectly combined with tradition and classicism which are always maintained and are part of its social feeling.

This article presents or highlights the artistic career of a small group of Spanish authors who symbolize that contemporaneity.

We wanted to highlight unique artists whose work and vision of it is widely recognized as a reference of a special style and form, thus marking a before and after in the artistic exchange of which we echo.



Arroyo Ceballos (Córdoba)

Arroyo Ceballos has a artistic career supported by more than 150 exhibitions, works in more than 30 museums and institutions in 11 countries and numerous awards.

Homages received in the USA (Latino Art Museum of California), in Mexico in the Historical Archive of Sinaloa (with the delivery of an award by the Governor of Sinaloa), in Portugal in the Municipal Chamber of Oliveira do Bairro, with the Cultural Association "Aires de Córdoba" or received in 2013 in his hometown at the Hon. Diputación de Córdoba together with a large exhibition for his 25th Anniversary, etc.

In April 2013 a museum with his name was opened in Fuente Palmera (Córdoba). On March 12, 2014, he was selected for the commemorative act of the Spain-Japan dual year held in Córdoba, to deliver a work of his authorship to the Japanese Ambassador to Spain, Mr. Satoru Satoh.

In March 2015, at a meeting held in Paris, he was appointed member of the International Association of Art Critics AICA for his years of work as a member of the Spanish Association of Art Critics AECA.


In November 2016, he was awarded by the MAI Colombia (International Artistic Movement Colombia) an international recognition for his cultural and artistic management.

In December 2017 he was appointed an Honorary Member by the Board of Directors of the Fundación Arte Sin Fronteras por la Paz (Colombia) and in 2019 by the World Organization of Integrated Artists OMAI (Mexico).
Author of more than ten books on art and poetry.
In January 2018 he founded the Cordovan group “Córdoba Contemporánea”.

In September 2021 he obtained the I International Prize for Literary Creation "Antonio Segovia Lobillo", organized by the Canarian Foundation "Antonio Segovia Lobillo" (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and the City Council of Moclinejo (Málaga).

 



FINCIAS (Madrid)

 

In his work FINCIAS pursues the desire to connect with the viewer, through a lyrical and emotional interpretation of his surroundings. Materializing the essence of the human in each of his works. All this results in a transcendent painting, endowed with an internal hubris that seeks to go beyond the mark by detaching itself from its borders and a color that acquires an enigmatic symbolic value. You just have to stop and look carefully at each of its pieces, to detect that there is a great emotional involvement.

Multidisciplinary artist, painter, illustrator, animator and designer for Advertising Agencies or Editorials. He has exhibited in numerous Art Galleries in Spain and abroad in cities such as: Paris, New York, Miami, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Rome, Brussels, Milan, Monaco, Lisbon, Porto, Osaka_Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hamburg Edinburgh, Luxembourg, Montpellier, Lille, Strasbourg, Vienna, Stuttgart, Padova, Shanghai ...



His work has been acquired in public and private institutions in Spain, abroad and recently by the Museum of Contemporary Art of SHANGAI, China.

Izaskun Monfort Aurteneche

(Critica de Arte, collaborator of the Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Galleries and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid)

 




Eva Raboso (Valencia)

 

She is a Valencian artist, although She has been living in Madrid for fifteen years. She was born in 1976 and, since then, her vital engine has been curiosity.

Being self-taught, She has always been interested in creation: telling stories, surprising, investigating, dreaming and communicating.

In the last years, She has dedicated herself to experiment, and from there, URBAN VERTICAL, a new way of observing a painting. With this project She has achieved a 3D effect that is perceived through any optics, viewfinder or lens of any camera or mobile device.

She is also investigating in spaces, color and volumes and why not? with sculptures in metal, IRON / SCULPTURE, urban and moving.



She has  participated in numerous projects and exhibitions at a national and international level such as "The Venice Biennial 2015/2017" within the project "The Fall of the Rebel Angels" and the "Empire II" curated by Vanya Balogh. Recently I have won the prize “Premio Diputación Provincial de pintura Ciudad Real 2018. XXII  certamen internacional de pintura de Alcazar de san Juan.”, and exhibitions in Paris, Berlín, Madrid, Croatia, Córdoba, Sevilla, etc.

ART-TECHNOLOGY- Urban Vertical is a new artistic trend that combines a painted canvas and a camera. When creating elements with a different axis and observing them through a single eye, camera and / or mobile device, the observer is able to perceive the picture in 3D; so playing with the camera, the cars are recreated and it seems that you can get into the picture, move through its streets, turn in the corners and enter the tunnels. It is a way to be part of the picture, to observe it from within and know its interior. Everything happens to have a new dimension that is only perceived through the camera.





Wences Rambla (Castellón)

 

His career as a plastic artist and researcher is articulated in the sphere of Art, both from a theoretical perspective and from his praxis. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Valencia. Professor of Aesthetics and Tª de las Artes at the Jaume I University of Castellón (Spain).

Academic of the Royal Academy of BB.AA. of San Carlos de Valencia. Member of the Board of Trustees of the BBAA Museum of Valencia. Member of AVCA. Author of 20 books and numerous art and design articles .

He has exhibited in 141 venues - either individually, or collectively - in numerous Spanish cities (Valencia, Castellón, Sagunto, Córdoba, Seville, Madrid, Santander, Malaga, Salamanca, Barcelona, ​​Vilassar de Mar, Marbella, Vigo, El Ferrol, Alicante, Guadalajara, Alcoy, Villarreal, Lleida, Bilbao, Oviedo, Burgos, León.…) and abroad, in cities such as Frankfurt (Germany); Bradford (England); Bogota Colombia); Monterrey and Mexico DF; Paris France); Ghent (Belgium); Santo Domingo (Dominican R.); Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Poços de Calda (Brazil); Burzaco (Argentina); Santiago de Chile (Chile); Neiva, Huila (Colombia); Imola and Città di Campobasso (Italy).  



His work has been exhibited in various art galleries, museums and institutions: MACVAC, Vila-famés; Museu d'Art Contemporàni de Ibiza (I. Balearic Islands); Cultural Institution of Cantabria, Santander; Cartwright Hall Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford (England); National-Royal-Academy Calcography of BB.AA. from San Fernando, Madrid; Modern Graphic Art Museum, Giza / Cairo (Egypt); Artistic funds of the Generalitat Valenciana; Balaguer-Gonell Foundation, Port Authority and BBAA Museum of Castellón; Museum "Salvador Allende" Santiago de Chile; C. E. C. of the Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV (France); BBAA Museum “Claudio León Sempere”, Burzaco (Argentina); Contemporary Art Documentation Center-University of Valencia; Contemporary Art Fund-Polytechnic University of Valencia; Museu de l´Ebre, Tortosa (Tarragona); Martínez-Guerricabeitia Foundation, Valencia; Visual Arts Unit of the Autonomous University of St. Domingo; Royal Academy of BB.AA of San Carlos; The "hill of oblivion", art center, Landete (Cuenca); Artemisia Art & Tendències, Les Franqueses del Vallés (Barcelona) ..






2/11/21

El Huila Shined with "Artists Paint the Land of Promise"

 


By Manuel Tiberio Bermúdez

One of the most important eve nts that takes place in the Department of Huila is the one convened by the Government of Huila in conjunction with the "Olegario Rivera" Departmental Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Huila and that this time, with a splendid group art exhibition, pays tribute to one of the most important Colombian writers: José Eustasio Rivera, who was a native of that department.

1/11/21

Esta noche, Tierra de promision exposicion en el MACH de Neiva

Fidela Losada, Melba Perdomo Mosquera, Guillermo Martín Moreno y Alex Rivera, participantes de la exposición colectiva internacional Los artistas pintan la "Tierra de promisión" presentada en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Huila en Neiva - Colombia. 


Hay momentos que se vuelven trascendentales por lo especial de ellos. Eso fue lo que sucedió el 28 de octubre, en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Huila, cuando 90 artistas, entre nacionales e internacionales, estuvieron participando del homenaje que se rindió al autor de la novela “La Vorágine”, José Eustasio Rivera, quien con ella obtuvo el reconocimiento internacional.

16/7/21

CUBA AND OTHER ISLANDS AROUND THE WORLD

 According to Youtube Creators, with more than 24,000 views on the channel and 100% presence on the front page of GOOGLE for the search for "Cuba and Other Islands", Multi Task Alexandre Cuba, who has been writing since the age of 11, launched his first work in front of the band Cuba and Other Islands in 2018.


  Great-grandson of Davi Coutinho (RIP), important musician of the very traditional 7 DE SEPTEMBER Band from the city of São Romão MG, among many influences, with his grandfather, he lived and worked for more than 20 years in the journalistic and technological environment, accumulating knowledge and inspiration to compose , write and above all build a network of connections on major social networks and in the real world.

3/2/21

600 Art Works One Artistic Installation Arroyo Ceballos

Francisco Arroyo Ceballos, Spanish painter

600 Art Works, One Artistic Installation

The spanish artist Arroyo Ceballos is presenting a big project that will travel around some countries

The first exhibition will be in his city (Córdoba, Spain) and it will take place in the Ethnobotany Museum.

We hope that this project will be exhibited in Miami in 2022.

He is backed by more than 140 exhibitions in 21 countries, his work having been displayed in 30 museums and institutions of 11 nations, as well as several tributes and awards.

Paintings from Francisco Arroyo Ceballos

He last exhibited his work in our city at the Museum of the Americas in a collective exhibition, being the only Spanish artist chosen to do so.

[13:33, 2/2/2021] César Rincón: Since the early days of his career, Arroyo Ceballos has always borne in mind the importance of having a personal brand. He has always experimented and tried different materials with a singular and personal approach. 

First, he was fond of drawing and all of the variations of realism, but then he realized he was not on the right track, so he started to wander around the material universe. It is the innovator who must create his own line of work from forms and volumes, from different materials that give life to the concept that the artist itself wishes to show or identify in every piece.

He rejected being trained, being a proud self-taught artist. He even refused reading art or technique books in order to preserve his work unbiased. All the things mentioned …

[13:33, 2/2/2021] César Rincón: Both his pictorial and sculptural work are based on the compendium that is represented in the embodiment of his extraordinary mixed technique of oil painting in wood. Of course, everything focuses on the abstract, symbolic and even minimalist style that the artist prefers, even if he only approaches other works that belong to this style eventually.

Exposition

Arroyo outlines:  

“The plenitude of space and the meaning of forms reach their peak in the mind of the creator. If we add the firm obsession with realising “the work”, which everybody dreams of and few can really reach, we could say at least that we face a work based in the concept and that gathers formal figurative-symbolic elements. These are the elements that along with a solid technique and the different tonalities that shape his work.  Its key is simplicity; the soft transmission of a whole inside pureness, which consists in some basic lines and the use of a singular mixed technique that provides the wished relief and texture. An essential inclination to everything that minimalism consists of, considering the widest sense and meaning of the word”.

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