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January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In-Person: Gallery Opening Night: Humberto Castro
Books & Books presents…
Gallery Opening Night: Friday, January 6th, 7 PM |Books & Books, Coral Gables
On view in our Coral Gables Gallery through January 31, 2023
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Books & Books is thrilled to present Humberto Castro.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Event:
Join us this Friday in showcasing artist and photographer, Humberto Castro. The exhibit will include small-scale drawings, paintings, mixed media, and photography.
Humberto Castro’s work is today acclaimed internationally and is considered one of the most original and important exponents of Latin American Art. The work of Humberto Castro stylistically mixes painting and figurative art with lyrical and conceptual elements forming an art form credited to a new trend referred to as modern Neofiguration.
His themes often deal with humankind’s social and/or psychological challenges incorporating historical and social-cultural myths. Castro’s work is easily grouped into three time periods; the first period is in Havana, Cuba, the second in Paris, France, and the third and most recent, in the United States. The characteristic of his work is the development of different series of art that incorporate specific themes. The themes are made possible through extensive research conducted by the artist and typically include multimedia elements and components.
About the Artist:
HUMBERTO CASTRO was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana.
He is a Multimedia Artis who works in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics and Installations as well as Photography and Video – Art.
In his early years, he also delved into performance art, especially using it as a vehicle for social criticism in his country. He is one of the most active members of the group widely recognized as the “Generation of the 80s” in Cuba, which generated changes in the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of the island.
In 1983 he founded the team Hexagon in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work.
Between 1980 and 1984 he produces an extensive body of graphics, particularly innovating in the intaglio technique. He has designed sets for theater and film in Cuba.
In 1989 he immigrates to Paris, France, where he lived for ten years and became active in the Parisian intellectual scene, holding exhibitions and giving conferences across Europe.
In 1999 he moved to the United States, where he lives and works. Since the beginning of his career, he has received numerous international awards, and his work is present in notable museum and private collections. His work and artistic attitude have influenced subsequent generations of artists within Cuba.