Art@Work presents The Nightmare, a solo exhibition by Pedro Vizcaino

Opening reception: November 30, 2013.
November 30, 2013 – February 2, 2014.

The exhibit features dirty drawings from the series La pesadilla (The Nightmare) where, as the artist states, figures in the style of underground comics are howling asphyxiated by a chaotic and stressful world. Rabbit-headed figures, fallen angels, monsters with bulging eyes, buildings shaped like syringes stand out. A world of nightmares, dirty comics, acid drawings and human-rabbits are screaming in search of an exit. The city is squashing and smothering the human-rabbit. A dirty expressionism is marked by underground comics drawings and the mixture of charcoal with yellow ink. Yellow screams from the dirtiness of the black color. The human-rabbit yells from the stress in a city where dirty buildings allow no sunlight through and where buildings transform into syringes.

Vizcaino was born in Havana, Cuba in 1966 and has lived in Miami since 1992. He completed his art studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. He has had several solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad. These have included “Gangueros y Taxis”, Nkisi Project, Miami, FL; “Matter Attacks”, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL; “Guns, Kisses and a Cuban Kamikaze”, Ambrosino Gallery in Miami, FL; “Solo Show” Galería Nina Menocal in Mexico City; “Wild Child Graffiti”, Figarelli Fine Art in Phoenix, AZ; “The Palace of The Lost Children”, A+Resources Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL among others. Vizcaino also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Europe, Latin American and the United States such as “Ways of Worldmaking: Notes on a Passion for Collecting” MDC Freedom Tower, Miami, FL; “ATOPIA”. Arte de la Ciudad en el siglo XXI.Centro de Cultura Contemporáneo de Barcelona, Barcelona, España; “Miami Ciudad Metafora”, The Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, FL; “Rampa: Signaling New Latin American Art Initiatives” Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; “Cuban Performance Art of the 1980’s (Chronology), Miami Dade Community College Interamerican Gallery, Miami, FL; “The Unknown Face of Cuban Art”, Northern Center for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, Great Britain, UK and “Ojo Pinta”, Arte Calle L Gallery, Havana, Cuba. His work can be found in important public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA in North Miami, FL; the Ninart Cultural Center in Mexico City, Mexico; the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA and the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

The Nightmare will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue with an essay by Iván de la Nuez.

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