Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

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Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo show of Cuban American artist Carlos Estevez. The exhibition will be comprised of 16 canvases with the uniting theme of the human universe.
I have always felt fascinated by the spiritual universe of the human being. In my work, I try to approach the idea of the mind as a cosmos, a microcosm that contains the information of the infinite. This information, translated into images and symbolic associations, shapes the landscapes of the mind that I present here. That invisible realm in which we dwell, but that no one can see, contains ideas, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and dreams that I bring to life in my paintings.
Art acts as a vehicle, through its magic, transporting us to these unknown landscapes, activating them and creating a bridge from the depths of the creator’s inner world to the depths of the viewers’ souls. This transcends time, contexts, and forms of thought.
– Carlos Estevez

Carlos Estevez is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, and the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in Havana, Carlos Estévez was born and raised in Cuba and moved to Miami in 2004, where he lives and works. He graduated from the University of Arts (ISA) in Havana and solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami; Center of Contemporary Art, New Orleans; Lowe Art Museum at Miami University, Florida; and the Stoors Gallery at University of North Carolina Charlotte. Estévez has participated in group exhibitions presented at the 6th and 7th Havana Biennials; the 1st Biennial of Martinique; Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida; Maison de l’Amerique Latin, Paris, France; Casa de América, Palacio de Linares, Madrid, Spain; and several others.