Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rolando Chang Barrero initiates first ARTÉ CUBA Exhibition in Palm Beach

Arté Cuba!
The work of Cuban artist Pedro C. Ortiz (1932-2001)

Reception: Friday, April 24, 2015 | 6-9 pm
This exhibition is free.
Exhibition dates: April 24-May 15, 2015

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne AvenueLake Worth, Florida 33460

Rolando Chang Barrero
RCBfineart@gmail.com for more information

Exhibition is organized by curator, Rolando Chang Barrero and Tony Montiel.
Sponsored by Florida Arts Association®

LAKE WORTH-An exhibition of works by the late artist, Perdro Carlos Ortiz. 
Ortiz ws a 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.

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.

Highly collected, the paintings of Perdo C. Ortiz are found in prominent collections in the United States and abroad. 
Among the collectors of Ortiz' works are: 
The Cuban Museum, Miami FL
OAS (Organization of American States) Museum of Latin Art
Radio Marti, Private Collection of Jose Antonio Font.

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. C. Ortiz 

" 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 

For images contact: RCBFINEART@Gmail.com

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