Art Exhibition: Cuban Artists Marlys Fuego and William Pérez in New York

The Cuban Art Space presents an exhibition of new mixed media works by Cuban artists Marlys Fuego and William Pérez. The artists will be present at the opening reception on October 6, 2011, at 7:00pm. The Cuban Art Space is located at 231 West 29th Street, Suite 401, between 7th and 8th Avenues in New York, New York.

William Pérez is one of Cuba’s most celebrated sculptors and installation artists. Born in Cienfuegos, he moved to Havana a few years ago, thus fulfilling a dream of having his own small workspace in the capitol city. Pérez has shown in the Cuban Art Space before, in a one-man show (2000) and together with Adrian Rumbaut in an installation exhibit “Entre Nos/Between Us” (2002).

Born in Las Tunas, 22 year-old Marlys Fuego is part of the younger generation of artists who came of age at the tail end of Cuba’s “Special Period” of economic crisis, which began in the 90s after the Soviet Union’s collapse. She and other artist colleagues are taking full advantage of the new possibilities afforded by Cuba’s flourishing art scene. Alexander Nixon writes: “Ms. Fuego’s work combines erotic forms with whimsical colors and fabrics. The result is quirky and coy. When interviewed, Ms. Fuego described her fascination with the life and work of French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, the pop art technique of Andy Warhol, and her admiration for Charlie Chaplin.”

For article and video on William Pérez, see http://assets1.artslant.com/la/articles/show/22371

For a video of Marlys Fuego, interviewed by Sandra Levinson, director of The Cuban Art Space, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL1ja_IXT_c

Images: Above, William Pérez’s “Luz propia”; below, Marlys Fuego’s “Bandera”

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