Can’t Make It to Cuba? This Brooklyn Show Brings Together the Vibrant Work of 7 Contemporary Cuban Artists—See Images Here

“Arte Cubano” brings together a vibrant mix of established and emerging Cuban artists.

Nana del Riego, The Undying Tradition. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.
Nana del Riego, The Undying Tradition. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Even in the best of times, traveling to Cuba to check out the art scene is no simple hop on a plane for Americans. The past year of lockdown has made it all but impossible.

That’s where Brooklyn’s Cuban Fine Arts comes in. The gallery, which opened in 2014, represents artists living and working in Cuba and aims to create a deeper understanding of and easier access to the island’s cultural landscape. With many people still at home, that mission has translated to the virtual plane, which is why Cuban Fine Arts recently opened “Arte Cubano,” an online exhibition that includes the works of seven contemporary Cuban artists.

The exhibition juxtaposes established artists Kcho, Manuel Mendive, and Nelson Dominguez, alongside emerging artists Aneli Pupo Rodriguez, Francisco Nunez Martinez, Nana del Riego, and Gustavo del Valle. 

Spanning a medley of different styles and mediums, from the melancholy yet charged brushwork of Kcho to the theatrically deconstructed images of Nana del Riego, Arte Cubano celebrates the diverse body of work born in Cuba. Rich with underlying subtext, emotion, and varying perspectives on Cuba’s dynamic landscape, the works of these seven artists represent the multifaceted face of contemporary Cuban art,” the gallery aid in a statement.

“Arte Cubano” can be explored virtually hereCheck out some of the works on view below. 

Nelson Dominguez
Mujer y Frutas
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Nelson Dominguez, Mujer y Frutas. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Nelson Dominguez, Mujer y Frutas. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

 

Nana del Riego
Modern Venus
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Nana del Riego, Modern Venus. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Nana del Riego, Modern Venus. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

 

Kcho
Sin Nombre
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Kcho, Sin Nombre. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Kcho, Sin Nombre. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

 

Francisco Núñez Martinez
Ela
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Francisco Núñez Martinez, Ela. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Francisco Núñez Martinez, Ela. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

 

Manuel Mendive
Una Figura Sin Nombre
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Manuel Mendive, Una Figura Sin Nombre. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Manuel Mendive, Una Figura Sin Nombre. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Anelí Pupo Rodríguez
Flor Nacional
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Anelí Pupo Rodríguez, Flor Nacional. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Anelí Pupo Rodríguez, Flor Nacional. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

 

Gustavo del Valle
Man On Bicycle
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Gustavo del Valle, Man On Bicycle. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Gustavo del Valle, Man On Bicycle. Courtesy of Cuban Fine Arts.

Arte Cubano” is on view through April 30, 2021.


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