Sunday, April 12, 2015

Arte Cuba en las noticias:

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33406

English Translation:

 Story By Laura Santos of WPTV


The Work of Pedro C. Ortiz

4.24.2015 / 5.15.2015

Opening Reception

April 24, 2015 | 6-10 pm


Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Tel. 786.521.1199 


Exhibition is organized by Tony Montiel and curator, Rolando Chang Barrero

Pedro Carlos Ortiz was born in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, on October 20, 1932. He began his university studies in architecture at the University of Havana. In 1964, he left his homeland as a political exile and headed to Madrid, Spain, where he finished his studies and received a Doctorate in Architecture.

"What I paint are images and shadows that emerge from within me and that become realities."
-- P.Ortiz

The eclectic style of artist Pedro Carlos Ortiz
transports the viewer on a journey from the working class neighborhoods of mid-twentieth century Cuba to the sun-splashed streets of Madrid. Using surreal oils and inks, he conjures the rituals and mysticism of healers and mediums who practiced a mix of indigenous African religions and Roman Catholicism, while conversely, he employs bright colors and bold strokes to evoke the purity and spirituality of the
Madonna and San Rafael.

Ortiz, master of many media, possessed an extraordinary sensitivity and simplicity. His works capture the great love he devoted to his beloved homeland, a place he never abandoned in his heart and mind.

Have questions about Arté Cuba : The Work of Perdo C. Ortiz at RCB Fine Art Lake Worth, Florida? 

" I collected Pedro for over 10 years and have a collection of 15 painting hanging in my home. 
I love the magic they add to my walls and my collection".

--Evy Baird Willis, Private Collector of Cuban Art and French Post Impressionist Art.

Excerpt from letter from the Estate of Pedro Carlos Ortiz to Rolando Chang Barrero.

" I am honored that Rolando Chang Barrero has chosen my Husband's work to
begin his series on Cuban Masters from the early Vanguard to the Present.
Although my husband was a successful architect, as well as, a fine artist here in the United States I can honestly say his art gave him his greatest satisfaction. Pedro Loved creating and
sharing his art with as many as possible. 

He was honored in his lifetime with several awards and Honors but there was not greater accomplishment to him than to place his paintings and acquire new Collectors.  I am certain that Pedro would be thrilled to introduce his work to a new audience in Palm Beach County. Again I thank Rolando for this great opportunity and Homage".--Irma Ortiz, wife of the late Perdro Carlos Ortiz 

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