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September 9-12, 2021   Javits Center

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El Apartamento | Licencia de obra/ Causalidad

These two projects represent the youngest generation of Cuban art. "Causalidad" brings to the gallery the pictorial work of Ernesto Crespo, while “Licencia de obra," a proposal by Daimely Lorenzo, is mostly based on installation.

About the Exhibition

The works in "Causalidad," or "Causality," are made from stolen frames from the cinema (Russian, German, and Swedish). Deliberately, Crespo selects images that are secondary within the film and makes them primary on his canvases. From cinema, he jumps to the universe of theatre. The theater staging, lighting, and other elements are essential for composing the scenery of his paintings.

“Licencia de obra,” on the other hand, addresses the ideas of intellectual wear and renewal as processes of generational transgression. Lorenzo is especially interested in the concept of space, the environment that surrounds the subject and conditions its processes experiential. In her work, the space is understood as a physical place and as a metaphorical notion of her experience as an artist.

About the Artist: Ernesto Crespo García

Artemisa, Cuba, 1994

Ernesto Crespo García graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, San Alejandro in 2013. He is currently pursuing a B. A.in Visual Arts in the higher Institute of Arts (ISA), specializing in Scenic Design.

Ernesto Crespo García’s work revolves around the construction of the image, within pictorial installation, and cinematographic languages. His knowledge of the stage and his concern for space-time remains constant.

Ernesto has participated in several personal and collective projects. Example of them are Puzzle at the workshop-gallery Gorría (Havana, Cuba); Resonancia and Lyceum, collateral projects to the XIIIHavana Biennial (Havana, Cuba); La Visita and Post-it4, both at Galiano Gallery (Havana, Cuba); Acordar y Recordar at the Cuban Ludwig Foundation (Havana, Cuba); El tiempo corto se alarga at the South Border Gallery (Beirut, Lebanon); Project ZIP at the Artis Gallery (Havana, Cuba).

About the Artist: Daimely Lorenzo

Pinar del Río, Cuba, 1996

Daimely Lorenzo graduated from the national academy of Fine Arts, San Alejandro in 2015. She is currently pursuing a B. A. in Visual Arts in the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA).

Daimely’s poetics is interested in the ephemeral, the transitory, the changing nature of time, space, and life. Her work includes objects, model building, drawing, and installation. These elements operate as factual evidence of the past and all that remains of that time in the present. The artist’s work transits through the testimonial, the sociological, and the anthropological dimension in order to reflect on the ideas of memory and space.

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Daimely Lorenzo has participated in several collective exhibitions and solo shows including Una grieta en la pared, a land art project, Cuatro gatos hacen..., at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of Havana University; El color de la perseverancia, a two-person project with Miroslav de la Torre Kozorez, in Juan Francisco Elsogallery, Pabellón Cuba, Trece relatos más uno, at the Cuban Ludwig Foundation, Feral at Estudio D'Nasco, A riesgo de confesarme at Angerona Gallery, Contratiempo at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) during the XIII Havana Biennial, Indagar lo propio at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA); Senselab 11Project, Altamira Gallery, Post-it 5 at Galeano Gallery, El Reverso de la Forma at inFucina des Artistas, Nadie Duerme at Havana Gallery, Post-it 4 at Artis 718gallery, and The Change at the Palazzo delle Arte Napoli.

Exhibition Artwork

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Ernesto Crespo
El guardabosques, 2019
15 x 19 cm
Oil on canvas
El Apartamento
Ernesto Crespo
La cerca, 2019
230 x 275 cm
Oil on canvas
El Apartamento
Ernesto Crespo
El sabio, 2019
200 x 200 cm
Oil on canvas
El Apartamento
Ernesto Crespo
El almirante, 2020
200 x 235 cm
Oil on canvas
El Apartamento
Daimely Lorenzo
Punto ciego, 2019
20 x 5 x 5 cm
Installation
El Apartamento
Daimely Lorenzo
Atelier No. 2, 2018
50 x 19,6 x 18,5 cm
Installation
El Apartamento
Daimely Lorenzo
Atelier No. 3, 2018
80 x 80 x 140 cm
Installation
El Apartamento
Daimely Lorenzo
Nudo, 2019
Variable dimensions
Installation/ Graphite
El Apartamento
Daimely Lorenzo
Delirio, 2019
Variable dimensions
Installation
El Apartamento