My work is, in essence, the representation of a vision that nurtures itself from lively and reflexive processes, assimilating the world in order to reintegrate it once more into itself by means of images that symbolize my marks in the universe.I have conceived my work in the form of fragments. A kind of essays or phrases that come to me intermingled with the dynamic of the human thinking. As such, the pieces are not understood as an ending, stylish succession, nor formal harmony; but, they are by and large oriented towards the diversity with the connection of the unique source: “The Creator,” towards a same goal: the cognoscente experience.Each one of the pieces pretends to be a conclusion: either a query or an answer that depletes itself, attentive to the ideas’ exigencies, developed from the communion between the symbolic-suggestive connotations of the image and the material that contains it.My fundamental resources have been: the encyclopedias as metaphors of confinement within an object (book) that comes from the “human knowledge;” the universal history from where I have acquired symbols and images to represent my ideas; and finally, the life as a cognoscente experience in which I pretend to re-elaborate, in a personal manner, the treatise of the human existence.
Artist Bio / CV
Carlos Estévez born in Havana, Cuba, 1969. Live in Miami, USA. Graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba in 1992 and received the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in 1995. His residencies include Academia de San Carlos, UNAM, Mexico (1997), Gasworks Studios, London, England (1997), The UNESCO-ASCHBERG in The Nordic Artists' Center in Dale, Norway (1998), The Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA (2002), and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2003-2004). Solo exhibition were held at the Fine Art Museum in Havana, Cuba, Center of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, USA, PanAmerican Art Project, Dallas and Miami, USA, Couturier Gallery, LA, USA, Gomez Fine Art Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Allegro Gallery, Panama, Havana Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland, JM’ Arts Galerie, Paris, France, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts and others. He has exhibited widely in group exhibitions, including the Havana Biennale, Cuba and the traveling exhibit Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island at the Arizona State University Art Museum in Temple, USA. His work is in several public and private collections, notably the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, The Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany, The Bronx Museum, New York, USA, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, USA, Drammens Museum for Kunst of Kulturhistorie, Drammens, Norway, Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona, USA, Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Florida, USA, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA and Farber Collection, USA.