Alejandro

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Alejandro Mazon (Cuba, 1962)

 

Place of Residency ǀ Lugar de residencia: New York, USA

 

1984 Graduated in Painting, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY ǀ Graduado en Pintura, Escuela de Artes Visuales, New York

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS SELECTION ǀ SELECCION EXHIBICIONES PERSONALES

2013 Paraísos Peligrosos ǀ Dangerous Paradise, Memorial Hall Gallery, Chadron State College, Nebraska, USA

2012 Arte Americas Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, USA

2007 Entre Carne y Espiritu ǀ Between Flesh and Spirit, Aurora Public Art Commission, Illinois, USA

2004 Sueños Febriles ǀ Fever Dreams, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997 Fantasmas y Memorias ǀ Ghosts and Memories, Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS SELECTION ǀ SELECCION EXHIBICIONES COLECTIVAS

2015 Niña/ Pinta/Santa Maria, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month, Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar, FL, USA

2011 Sur Real, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Exploring Latino Identities, West Chicago City Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1996 Director’s Choise (I & II), Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, USA

1995 Latin American Visions: Works by emerging young artists, Thomas Center Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, USA

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ǀ COLECCIONES EN MUSEOS

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, USA

Austin Museum of Fine Arts, Laguna Gloria TX, USA

The Robert Gumbiner Foundation / Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach CA, USA

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto PA, USA

Bass Museum of Art, Miami FL, USA

Dr. and Mrs. Arturo Mosquera Collection, Miami FL, USA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS ǀ PUBLICACIONES SELECCIONADAS

2005 by Raul Zamudio, Art Nexus Magazine Issues #55

2004 by George Billis Gallery, “Above and Beyond”, The New Yorker Magazine

          by John Angeline, Art Nexus Magazine Issues #51

2000 by Vivien Raynor, Getting a grip on Dreams and Fantasies”, The New York Times Magazine

1996 by Armando Alvarez Bravo, “Las cartas tiradas de Alejandro Mazon”, El Nuevo Herald Newspaper, Miami, Florida, USA

 

ART CRITICS ǀ CRITICAS DE ARTE

By Raul Zamudio, curator and art critic

“Painting beside itself”, Catalog Essay, 2009

“…It takes a sophisticated imagination to give birth to such works of aesthetic delectation, which has distinguished Mazon within the field of contemporary artists. “ǀ Raúl Zamudio, comisario y critic de arte: “…se necesita una imaginación sofisticada para dar a luz a este tipo de obras de deleite estético, que se ha distinguido Mazon dentro del campo de los artistas contemporáneos ".

 

By Dr. John Angeline, PhD in Art History, Lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Professor at the School of Visual Arts and the Parson’s School of Design, NYC, NY.

“Mazon comes into his own”, Art Nexus Magazine, 2005

 “… Mazon has finally come into his own. Works of this scale and style run the risk of appearing too precious or clever, but Mazon shares a self awareness of his own practice.  The very encyclopedic nature of his references and freshness of his execution ensures him a unique place amongst his contemporaries.” ǀ "... Mazon finalmente ha caido en cuenta. Las obras de este nivel y estilo corren el riesgo de parecer demasiado preciosas o demasiado inteligentes, sin embargo Mazón comparte una conciencia de su propia práctica. La naturaleza muy enciclopédica de sus referencias y la frescura de su ejecución, le asegura un lugar único entre sus contemporáneos.”

 

 

By Dr. Carol Damian, Former director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum and Professor of Art History at Florida International University

“Reflections of Tradition”, Catalogue Introduction, 2007

  “… there is a surreal element in Mazon’s work, in the matter in which forms are associated or neglected and given new significance. Alejandro Mazon is a modern artist with a uniquely Baroque sensibility. His work is never obvious. A refreshing light in modern painting” ǀ “… existe un elemento surrealista en el trabajo de Mazón, en la manera en la que las formas están asociadas o descuidadas, dando un nuevo significado. Alejandro Mazón es un artista moderno con una sensibiidad singularmente barroca. Su trabajo nunca es obvio. Una luz refrescante en la pintura moderna”.

 

Lemay Oliva Cabo, RESERVA MARITIMA No.II ǀ MARINE RESERVE No. II, 2014.

37.4 x 53 inches, oil on canvas.

 

 

Latin American Art Pavilion ©