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Enrique Báster

1973
Holguín, Cuba

4 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Havana, Cuba

Works by Enrique Báster

My work arises from the language of abstraction, with particular emphasis on geometry, as a graphic paraphrase of the contemporary urban environment. I consider that the ideology that makes up the contemporary social organization makes us coexist in geometric spaces of complex multifunctional subdivisions; these, in their structure, promise stability, proportion, comfort and social order. Experimenting in the confrontation of this principle constitutes one of my fundamental objectives.

 

I am interested in the representation and presentation of a scene obsessed and submerged in the already damaged geometric ideal, off-center social landscape, become fragmentation, forced embrace, saturation, illusion, alteration of meaning, ABSTRACTION.

 

Lives and works in Havana, Cuba

 

1997 Graduated in the specialty of Painting at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.

1992 Graduated from the medium level in Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts of Holguín.

1988 Graduated from the elementary level in Visual Arts at the Holguín Vocational School of Art.

He has organized a dozen solo exhibitions and participated in multiple collective exhibitions, both in Cuba and abroad. His work has been collected in the United States, Latin America and Europe.

 

Personal Exhibitions

2012 Trama Social (Social Network), Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2010 Convergencias (Common Tendencies), bi-personal show at Oñate Fine Art, Miami, USA.
2009 Cómo regresar (How to Return), bi-personal show, collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial. Miramar Trade Center. Havana, Cuba.
2008 Valium, La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2003 Dos historias ilustradas (Two Illustrated Stories).Bi-personal show. Guayasamín House, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Solo queremos pintar (We Just Want to Paint), Praxis Gallery, Lima, Peru.
Solo queremos pintar (We Just Want to Paint), Francine Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2009 Pura coincidencia (Pure Coincidence)  Expocuba fairground, Havana, collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Ilusiones paisaje (Illusions. Landscapes), Piece Unique Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
Cuba´s Art, Soho Gallery, Mérida, Mexico.
2007 Historias de viaje (Travel Stories), Gallery of the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Havana, Cuba.
En tránsito (In Transit), Municipal Cultural Center, Famagusta´s Door, Cyprus.
2005 Exposición colectiva alternative (Alternative Group Exhibition), Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2004 Pintores cubanos en Grecia (Cuban Painters in Greece), Cliesthenes Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Guayasamín en nosotros (Guayasamín in Us), Guayasamín, Havana, Cuba.
2003 Praxis 2003. Praxis Gallery, Lima, Peru.
Arte y Moda, primera edición (Art and Fashion, first edition). Casa de la Obrapía, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Praxis 2002, Praxis Gallery, Lima, Peru.
Herencia (Legacy), Francine Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Imágenes Cubanas II (Cuban Images II), St. Martin Art Fair, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2001 Nuevos artistas cubanos (New Cuban Artists), Habana Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
Post Medieval in Puerto Rico, Museum of the Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2000 Primer Salón de Arte Erótico (First Salon of Eroticist Art), La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

CdeCuba Art Magazine - Contemplation and Signs

2018 ArtonCuba - Enrique Báster’s Abstractions