Marlon Portales

 

Marlon Portales

 

Marlon Portales – Works available on Artsy (link)

 

Marlon Portales (Cuba, 1991) graduated with the highest honor for his academics and professional achievements from the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA 2018). Portales is a multidisciplinary artist, working with several media, including painting, performance, installation and video. His political and ideological worldview results in works that pose sociological and philosophical questions, creating dialogues that invite universal reflection. Portales has been included in several group exhibitions and solo shows in Cuba, the United States, Spain, Germany, and Italy. He has participated in residencies such as Art OMI at OMI International Art Center, Ghent, New York (2015); Illy & UNIDEE in Citta del Arte – Fundazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2016); and Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida (2018).

 

Education
2018 – Degree in Visual Arts. Superior Institute of Art(ISA).Havana. Cuba.
2010 – Bachelor in Visual Arts (Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo. Pinar del Río, Cuba).

 

Residencies
2018 / The Fountainhead Residency. Miami, Florida, USA.
2016 / Residency Illy& UNIDEE (Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day). Cittadellarte-FundazionePistoletto. Biella, Italy.
2015 / Residency Art OMI. OMI International Art Center. Columbia, Nueva York, USA.

 

Solo Shows
2019 – “The Voyeur”. 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, USA.

2018 – “Museum”. OrigenesGallery, Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Havana, Cuba.

2017 – “Grand Tour”. Galiano Gallery, Havana. Cuba

2016 – “Poems” (Poemario). Carmelo Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2015

– “The left sentence” (Duo Show withIván M. Perera). Rubén Martínez VillenaGallery, Havana, Cuba. 

– “Tropical Paradise” Pseudonymous – Enrique Rosett). 03C Gallery, Superior Institute of Art (ISA). Havana. Cuba.
– “In Extremix” (Pseudonymous-Ernesto Nereda).03C Gallery, Superior Institute of Art (ISA). Havana. Cuba.

2010

– “With the sense tax”. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2007

– “ Roads“. Lobby Cinema Praga.Pinegrove of the River.
– “The being and he/she swims her”. Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA). Pinar del Río, Cuba.

 

Group Shows

2019
– “Illnes has a color” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). Estudio 50, Havana, Cuba.
– “Lyceum” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). Casa de Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba.
– “Resonancia” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). Galería Galiano, Havana, Cuba.
– “Artífice” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). NG Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
– “En olor de multitudes”. Frábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.

 

2018
– Meraki. NG Art Gallery, Panama.
– Arte y Arquitectura. Frábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.
– La noche boca arriba. Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
– (Otras) Crónicas marcianas. Casa 8 Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

 

2017
– “Move Things: videocreation in Cuba”. 20th Movie Theater Las Americas, International Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA.
– “Experiments in Cinéma”. International Experimental Film Festival, Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico, USA.
– “Missunderstanding”. Visual Arts Faculty Gallery, Superior Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
– “The Aproach”. Cuban Art Factory (FAC), Vedado, Havana, Cuba.
– “Le Grand Palimdrome”. French alliance, Prado, Havana, Cuba.
– “Das istkeinBild. Das iste in Bild”. BirgGalerieimVolkspark, Halle, Germany.
– “Trecehistoriasmásuna (Thirteen plus one tells)”. Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba

 

2015
– “Art present: Frontier”. Sometime Art Space, Havana, Cuba.
– XXVIII Provincial Salon October 20th. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– Art OMI. OMI International Art Center. Nueva York, USA.
– F.A.P. YourSelf. Detras del Muro. XII Havana Biennial, Nerudacoffe, Havana, Cuba.
– Three. Estudio Residencial Miramar. Playa, Havana, Cuba.
– Mise en scène. XII Bienal of Havana, Superior Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba.
– VI International Video Art Festival of Camagüey. Camagüey, Cuba.
– Éticos y estéticos (Ethics and Aesthetics). Center of International Press. Havana, Cuba.

 

2014
– “Las otrasNarraciones (The other narrations)”. VIExhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art. “Wifredo Lam” Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba.
– “POST-IT II”. Expo of Contemporary Cuban Art. Collage Havana, Havana, Cuba.
– “Photo-art”, La Havana. Center for Cuban Studies, New York.
– XIII Videominuto International Contest. University of Zaragoza, España.
– “VA-POR” Alcazarstudio, Havana, Cuba.
– “Now it is the nearest approach in the future”. Center of Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

 

2013
-“POST-IT. Expo of Contemporary Cuban Art”. Collage Havana, Havana, Cuba.

 

2012
-“II Show of Contemporary Art”. Development Center of the Visual Arts. Pinardel Río, Cuba.
– XXXVI “SalonDecember 14”. Arturo Regueiro Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“La Concretera” Audiovisual Laboratory, 1th mixture. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI). Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“ZOOM”. It salts Real House of the Creative Youth (AHS). Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “National Salon AKDEMIK 2012”. Complex Cultural Residence Student Sanja and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba.
– “In the Curb”. Provincial Council of the Visual Arts. Pinegrove of the River.
– “When Pinar del Río Paints”. Expocuba, Pavilion of Culture. Havana. Cuba.
– “Dream City”. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI). Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2011
– “XXXV Salon December 14”. Gallery Arturo Regueiro. Pinegrove of the River.
– “Paths”. Pavilion Cuba. Havana. Cuba.
-“Infor-Morphosis” (Colateral to the XXVI Provincial Living room October 20). Gallery of the Professional Academy of Visual Arts. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“XXVI Provincial Living room October 20”. Provincial Council of the Visual Arts. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“Phase 4 of the Pinegrove Of the River / Nova Cultural Scotian Exchange”. Arturo Regueir Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

 

2010
– Military Service, Cuba.

 

2009
– “Provincial SalonTiburcio Lorenzo”. UNEAC. Pinegrove of the River.
– “Provincial Salon of Students and Graduates”. Professional Academy of Plastic Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“Provincial living room of Students and Egresados”. Colateral to The First Show of Contemporary Art. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“I Show of Contemporary Art”. Development Center of the Visual Arts. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2008
– “X Salon of Young Art. He/she marries of the Creative Youth”. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “XXXII SalonDecember 14”. Arturo Regueiro Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “XXV Provincial SalonOctober 20”. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “Provincial Salon of Students”. Arturo RegueiroGallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2007
– “Exhibition End of Course”. Arturo Regueiro Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “IX Salon of Young Art. He/she marries of the Creative Youth”. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2006
-“Salon of Students and Graduates”. Professional Academy of Plastic Arts Carlos Hidalgo. Pinar del Río. Cuba.

Prizes

2011
– III Prize XXXV Salón Diciembre 14th. Arturo Regueiro Gallery, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2009
– Prize Provincial Salon for Students. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2008
– Academy Prize. XXV Provincial Salon October 20th. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
Prize. Provincial Salon for Students. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2006
– Mention. Provincial Salon for Students. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

 

Publications:

– Hamlet Fernández. La imagen de los otros: voyerismos de la recepción. Catalog of Museum Solo show. Havana. Mayo, 2018.

– Gladys Garrote. A propósito de Grand Tour. CdeCuba Magazine, No. 22, 2017.

– Charla CONTINUA. Unmaking: Subverting the every-day. CANTIERE 01. Publication of Citadell arte-Fundación Pistoletto and La Embajada de Rebirth / Tercer Paraíso en Cuba. Junio-Julio, 2016.

– Art On cuba 10. The Cuban Visual Arts Magazine. Marzo-Mayo, 2016.

– Thalía Díaz Vieta. Maridaje de intenciones: des de el universo de la animación. Arts and Letters Faculty, Havana University, Cuba. 2015.

– Yudinela Ortega y Claudia Taboada. Objetos de la re-existencia. Catalog of The left sentence dual exhibition. Septiembre – Octubre, 2015.

– Mirta Luaces. Interview: Marlon Portales Cusett y el mundo de las artes plásticas. ( http://www.laguiagratuita.com/2230_vida/3303205_marlon-portales-cusett-y-el-mundo-de-las-artes-plasticas.html ) Miami, USA. Agosto, 2015.

– ART OMI 2015. Catálogo digital. New York, USA. 2015. (http://www.artomi.org/cms/uploads/artomi2015.pdf)

– Susan Delson. Trend Warming. Cuban Art News, ART + AUCTION. Mayo, 2015.

– Caridad Blanco. Catálogo THREE, XII Havana Bienial, Cuba. Mayo, 2015.

– Magaly Espinosa. Marlon Portales: del lenguaje a la percepción. El correo del archivo No. 23, Havana, Cuba. 2014.

Marlon Portales: The Voyeur — Full Press Release (link)

 

Categories: Artists

Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

June 8, 2020 - July 17, 2020

IAN PORTRAIT(WEB)

"Hughes’ central images are like disembodied viscera which seem to continue living apart from the entire bodily system. It’s as if they have, like separatist protesters, decided that they are the core or essential aspect of the body and that other systems are just not worth supporting.  These viscera must have their independence. [Hughes’ paintings] are desire embodied as biological conduits, showing that bodily desire is never consummated fully, which is in contrast to our belief that spiritual desire can be consummated fully and finally, leading to eternal bliss." -- Daniel Gauss, Arte Fuse

Scrum

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

42 x 36 inches

Scrum, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 36"

Loose Thread

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Loose Thread, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Constructivist Contortionist

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Constructivist Contortionist, 2019, Acrylic on canvas 72" x 60"

Saturn

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

78 x 64 inches

Saturn, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 78" x 64"

Tangled

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Tangled, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Through Line

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Through Line, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Whiplash

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"
Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Under Over

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Under Over, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

"My paintings represent a longstanding belief in the possibility of translating human experience and feeling through the raw materials of painting. For quite some time I have been probing an artistic vein in which naturalistic forms shape-shift on top of an abstract color space. Regardless of what form they take, the images are rooted in the human body and more specifically, the psychological and emotional link between brain and viscera. I think this also explains my preference early on for working large scale, usually on the floor. The physicality of working large allows the body to override the brain. Only then does the door open to serendipity. Ultimately, what matters most is that, when successful, the imagery and the materials are psychologically charged and form a kind of connective tissue with the viewer." -- Ian Hughes

 

More About Ian Hughes (Artist page link)

Categories: Exhibitions Upcoming

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez – Works available on Artsy (link)

“Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez: Destruktion”, by Robert R. Shane, June 2020 (article link)

 

(1995, Havana, Cuba)
Works and studies in Havana, Cuba

Education
2015 to present – 5th year studies in the Fine Arts University in Cuba (ISA) 
2011-2015 – Fine Arts Academy “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba  

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020   Destruktion, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, New Yor

           SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, New York

2019   Heterotopy, The Artist Gallery, Havana, Cuba                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

2016   Inventory, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba   
          Auriga, Carmelo Gonzales Gallery, Havana, Cuba

 

Group Exhibitions

2018   May Diaries, The Artist Gallery, Havana, Cuba                                                                                
          Post-it 5, Galeano Gallery, Havana, Cuba
          Iteration, Collage Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2017    Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez, Eliane Adela Padrón, F.M.7, Gorría Gallery, Havana, Cuba   
            Not a Group Show, Contemporary Art Center “Wilfredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba   
            Deconstruction Area, Visual Art Development Center, Havana, Cuba     

2016    All Arts’ Mother, Contemporary Art Center “Wilfredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba    

2015    Extensions, 12 Biennale of Havana, Fine Arts Academy “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba  

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez – Destruktion

 

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

Destruktion

February 13 – May 23, 2020.

 

Full Article: “Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez: Destruktion”, by Robert R. Shane, June 2020 (link)

Works Available on Artsy (link)

Destruktion is a project presenting painting, sculpture, and artist books by Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez all centered on the different forms that ruins can take in modern society. Not simply as partially or completely destroyed architecture but as a changing structure woven into the urban fabric, a byproduct of indifference as humans reflexively think and interact with the space around them. The series of works in Destruktion highlight the consequences for today’s society, both negative from a practical point of view and positive from a poetic point of view.

“Destruktion” a term coined by Heidegger that influenced Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of Deconstruction, refers to dismantling a phenomenon in order to analyze and comprehend it. Every concept has a deconstructable metaphysical aspect.

Brian Cirmo: Gray Matters

 

Brian Cirmo

Gray Matters

November 14 – February 1, 2020

Chelsea, New York: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to announce Gray Matters, an exhibition of new paintings by Brian Cirmo. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first New York solo exhibition. Like a novelist working in paint, Brian Cirmo invites the viewer to witness his characters’ moments of tenderness and turmoil. Reading books or looking at photographs, or sitting with eyes closed, perhaps thinking or dreaming, the people in his interiors can be miles apart emotionally, but we still sense their need to be near each other. These large-scale paintings envelop the viewer in the visceral worlds Cirmo creates, while smaller scale portraits in the exhibition, set in snowy landscapes or on moon-lit beaches, offer moments of reflection. In Gray Matters, the color gray figures in many of the works, even those ablaze with luminous color, but Cirmo also asks viewers to think about the gray areas that we navigate in our relationships or in solitude.

 

Brian Cirmo (b. 1977, Utica, NY) received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University at Albany, and his work has been exhibited in Boston, Sonoma, New Orleans, and Washington DC. His residencies include the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY; and Salem Art Works Residency, Salem, NY. Cirmo lives and works in Albany, NY, and is Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SUNY Onondaga, Syracuse, NY.

 

For further information or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel by e-mail at info@532gallery.com

 

Press Release: Brian Cirmo — Gray Matters (link)

 

Categories: Exhibitions Past