Doral Pre-Art Basel Week 2014 Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA and Sponsored by Miami Dade College.
MIAMI, Florida. November 7, 2014 | Contemporary Arts Projects USA is proud to announce that artist, Antonio Guerrero has been chosen as an official artist for the “Cosmic Connection” Exhibition 2014, Doral Pre-Art Basel Week 2014, Guerrero was selected to create a painting to submit to the Curatorial Committee for approval of the Cosmic Connections poster project. After submitting some ideas and prototypes to the Committee they chose the painting “Cosmic Connections” as an official painting. This piece will be reproduced as an official poster to be released in limited edition.
“Being approached by the committee was a great honor to me,” says Mr. Guerrero. “I wanted to create an image that represents the universal spirit of human nature. Knowing that my image will be exposed to people around the world is very overwhelming for me and I am very moved by this experience.”
By Invitation only.
Miami Dade West Campus
Preview -11/13/14 to 11/16/14
Exhibition: 11/17/2014 to 12/07/2014
By Appointment only
Contact: Tata Fernandez 786-262-5886
MDC West | Room 1102
3800 NW 115th Ave. Doral, FL 33178
Antonio Guerrero is a contemporary Cuban American Artist. He was born in 1968 in Matanzas Cuba, under the Castro regime. Guerrero grew up in a household where artistic expression was appreciated and encouraged; although materials were not always available, his dreams and ideas were always abundant.
Antonio Guerrero sees his art as a mouthpiece that inspires change. Influenced by the works of painters Matisse, Dalí and Chagall as well as authors Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Cortazar ,Borges, and Faulkner, his art presents a distinct visual language.
Guerrero uses elements and influences as varied as ancient Egyptian art, imagery from the sumerian culture, tapestry from the middle Ages, avant-garde art, modern expressionism, as well as his own experiences to shape his unique personal voice.
This voice has been the root for much philosophical musing on behalf of the artist, who continues to grapple with its existence and the dilemma surrounding the innate characteristics of a personal language. How personal can it be without being private and elusive to the public? And if it is public, how personal cant the language be?
Guerrero ponders philosophical idea investigates topics like migration, courage, love, repression, pain, anxiety, and tragedy and uses his art as a vehicle to explore and understand humanity at large as well as him self- development, which, in his eyes,”represent the greatest human struggle”.
The 2014 Curatorial Committee.
Roberta Gonella, has twenty years experience in the art world, as gallery owner, art consultant, and curator of various art events around the world. Ms. Gonella was responsible for introducing to the Miami Market “The Young Mandarins” which showed at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2006. In 2013, she was responsible for the groundbreaking show “Arachnes Return” in Zurich, which showed new tapestries using digital computers featuring the Jacquard loom. She writes the Visionary Art Trends blog with a following of more than 40,000 art lovers.
Richard L. Tooke, Former Curator of Fundraising Exhibitions for the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and Active Member of the Friends of Arts. Mr. Tooke brings his thirty years experience in the field of Photography where he was Director of Rights and Reproductions at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York. With an extensive Art Collection comprised of established artists he continually searches out exciting new emerging artists from around the world .His belief is to support young artists who have devoted themselves to creating original viewpoints of the world, which then enrich our lives.
Silvia Medina, Ms. Medina was founding member of the Havana Biennial as well as Wilfredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba. She worked at the Foundation for the Development of the Arts and Execute Director of Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela. Her present position is a curator at Fairs and Galleries worldwide.
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