Fresh Black Paint (2013): Memories of Cuba
DiverseArt Culture Works presents....
Saturday, Aug. 3rd at 7pm
New East Art Gallery
1601 East 5th Street; Suite 106
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DiverseArts is pleased to feature the creatively playful, yet deeply thought-provoking work of the talented Cuban artist, Luis Abreux, in the New East Arts Gallery.
The opening reception for this exhibition will take place in the Gallery on Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm. The exhibition itself will last through September 5th.
A graduate of San Alejandro Art Academy in Havana, Cuba, Abreux earned his Masters in Fine Arts in 1995. Since then, his paintings have been featured in exhibitions, such as Brightest Dreams at Talento Bilingüe de Houston – which strives to preserve, present and promote Latino arts and culture – and covered in multiple publications including ARTnews, the Citizen, and Key West Journal. Abreux’s vibrant use of colors and candid style transfixes the imagination on the mental universe that is his homeland. He paints from his memories of Cuba – a place where painting is not luxury, it is surviving.
Luis Abreux was born in 1971. He earned his Master's degree in Fine Art, specializing in Painting, in 1995 from the San Alejandro Art Academy in Havana, Cuba and attended the Taller de Tecnicas Subliminales en el Arte y la Publicidad.
Abreux brings us a mental universe not very well-known so far, it is the mental universe of his land, an island where painting is not a luxury but a thing that emerges from under the stones, among the trees and above the roofs of Havana. Cuban painting is an outlook on life, perhaps a response to life, Painting is surviving, as the demons are walking down the streets, riding on horseback and with a bottle of rum in hand. Abreux currently resides in Austin , Tx.
DiverseArts is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that .....a great nation deserves great art.