Ramón Alejandro: Elogio de los sentidos / L’éloge des sens. / In praise of the senses.
The Eightieth Anniversary Celebration.
Latin Art Core is pleased to present an homage exhibition of Ramón Alejandro (Havana, 1943) on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The exhibition will feature historical works that cover his oeuvre alongside some of his recent creation.
Ramón Alejandro started painting in the late sixties after leaving Cuba, his country of birth. He developed almost his entire career in Europe while living in Paris. Over the years, his particular approach to painting had been identified as neo-surrealist; however, he does not seeing himself
intentionally following any specific artistic canon. This exhibition sheds light on the evolution of his work building upon key motifs of his pictorial interests. Within his painting, Ramón Alejandro constructs personal and social narratives while challenging preconceived ideas of the erotic and the religious.
The exhibition opening will take place on February 24 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Miami galley location. This will be the fourth exhibition of Ramón Alejandro with the gallery, and he will be present.
At the occasion, a catalogue will be presented with text by independent New York-based art historian Rafael DiazCasas. The catalogue’s essay is an analysis of how Alejandro’s oeuvre developed and how, since early on in his career, he has received significant attention from 20th – century relevant writers and thinkers like Roland Barthes.