Orestes Campos and Reinaldo Pagan at Murcia Chys Gallery

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Feb 162012


The Murcia Chys Gallery in Spain has opened an exhibit entitled DIVERTIMENTOS featuring the paintings of Cuban artists Orestes Campos and Reinaldo Pagan Avila. From the 30th of January until the 18th of February you will have the opportunity to see the works of these two incredible Cuban artists. Both Campos and Pagan were some of the original artists first featured here on Ateneo Art Cuba Gallery a long, long time ago. Continue reading »

Yuri Moreno

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May 182010


The Cuban artist Yuri Moreno Ruiz was born in 1972 in Cuba and graduated from the José Joaquin Tejada Academy of Fine Arts in Santiago de Cuba in 1990.  He specialized in sculpture and painting.

Yuri exhibits his work internationally and has worked and exhibited with other artists in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and France.  He is a member of the artists’ group Cara-jo (a short form of the word Cara Joven – which means “young face” in Spanish)  in Santiago de Cuba.  He formed this group with his two friends who are also visual artists, Orestes Campos and Reinaldo Pagan – other artists whose works you can see at Ateneo Art.

In Cuba, his work has been shown in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Holguin.  Moreno’s art and sculpture can be found in collections, both personal and public around the globe.  Today he is a major artist in Europe.

Yuri’s work reminds one of the art of Rousseau, but conceptually, his are more symbolic in arrangement, involving reflection, complexity and subtlety that often leaves both the artist and the audience perplexed.  Every element by itself would mean nothing if painting it as a single object, but when he organizes the ideas together, a new meaning is formed by the  juxtaposition of another.  Nature, the life of wild animals, especially crocodiles and the environment are often the subjects of his work.

Yuri currently lives and works in France.  More recent paintings and sculptures by Moreno can be seen at his personal website here.