New Art Exhibit at Bellas Artes
By Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda
Next Friday, April 28, Bellas Artes is pleased to present a new cycle of exhibitions in which three creators with three different visions on the vitality of nature from Cuba to Mexico converge.
Grand Art Opening
“Imaginarios,” “Manos en el Tabaco” and “The Private Notes About a Living Nature”
Work from Carlos Ríos, David Eisenberg, and Angel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos
Fri, Apr 28, 7pm
In our Mexican Art room, we will have the exhibition, Imaginarios, from the painter Carlos Ríos, originally from Havana, who brings us a series specially conceived for this show in which reality will be only nature without human presence, pure and infinite in depth, where we can recognize these still existing paradises and rejoice in their magnificence. Heir to a Cuban landscape tradition, Carlos Ríos has proved to be one of the great exponents of his generation. With a technical thoroughness, he presents an existentialist reflection on nature and its multiple approaches from meditative contemplation to sublimated fear.
In our Glass Room Angel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos, an artist born in Holguín, Cuba, will present his personal view in the exhibition The Private Notes About a Living Nature, (based on real events) taking the “garden” as an inspiration and as an aesthetic and emotional resource. Beyond the closed and organized space, the garden in this exhibition is a port, where the most veiled, promiscuous, and undisciplined passions arrive. Ricardo Ríos gives us the experimental garden—dark, chaotic, divine, erotically explosive, and unpredictable. It’s the orgasm of a metaphorical spring.
To complete this wonderful inauguration, David Eisenberg, recognized editorial photographer, will exhibit his documentary work Manos en el Tabaco. This photographic exhibition brings together an extraordinary collection of images (more than three years of work and 6,000 photographs) that allows us to appreciate the legendary process of the elaboration of Cuban cigars. Ancestral traditions, superstitions, manners, and methods that are passed down from generation to generation. This wonderful collection is an experience in every way. The photographs by David Eisenberg are a luxury that provides us with a fascinating and unique opportunity to capture the elegant visual record of Cuban life dedicated to making Havana cigars.