Art @ Work presents La Isla Sufrida: A solo exhibition by Cuban artist Julio Antonio

Through January 20, 2013.

The exhibit showcases over twenty recent collages created from 2010 to 2012. These are complex and hauntingly beautiful artworks featuring Julio Antonio’s unique style. In the artist’s own words: “My work is based on the struggle between the conscious and the unconscious, the conclusive and the inconclusive, satire and tragedy, the poetic and the dramatic. In this series of works titled La Isla Sufrida (The Suffering Island), the collage technique helps me to break my usual technical approaches, and it requires me to improvise. That is where the fight for creation begins, the quest to attain a content that will never be pre-established and that, due to my obsession with the island, will always concur with one of the themes of the island that suffers.”

Julio Antonio is a Cuban visual artist born in Havana in 1950. He graduated from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba. He has lived and worked in Miami since 1987. The artist has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and abroad such as Julio Antonio: The Art of Being in Exile, The Olga and Carlos Saladrigas Gallery, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami, FL; Iconos y leyendas, Durban Segnini Gallery, Coral Gables, FL: Imágenes y Comentarios, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panama City, Panama; The Guilty, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL; Unbroken Ties, Dialogues in Cuban Art, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Cuban Art, the Art of Exile, General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; Breaking Barriers, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, FL; The Biennial of Ibero – American Art, Mexico City, Mexico; Recent Developments in Latin American Drawing, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Artists, Tokyo, Japan and Salón Paisaje 82, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana Cuba.

Julio Antonio’s work is represented in several public collections including: Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; Miami Art Museum (MAM), Miami, FL; McArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL; Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, FL; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vélez, Malaga, Spain and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

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The exhibition is on view through January 20, 2013 weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment.

1245 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

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