Condo Complex Mexico City 2019

Arróniz hosts El Apartamento

Raúl Cordero & Flavio Garciandía

Sept-Oct, 2019

Arróniz is pleased to participate in the annual edition of Condo Complex Mexico City In collaboration with El Apartamento (Havana), we present the work of Raúl Cordero (Havana, 1971) and Flavio Garciandía (Caibarién, 1954). #CondoMexicoCity is a collaborative exhibition of 21 galleries in 11 spaces in Mexico City.

Known for his paintings of blurred images and texts made up of dots, as well as for his constant research on structure and language in art, Raúl Cordero represents the most “international” version of Cuban art. Elements that emerge from his paintings later become text installations, sculptures, and videos, among other media used by this artist; who over the years has created a personal universe that connects aesthetic traditions such as painting and conceptual art.

Master in Visual Arts from the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, he has lived in Europe and the United States of America until 2010, when he became a naturalized Mexican. Lives and works in Mexico City. His work can be seen in public collections and museums such as the Musée National D’Art Moderne Center Pompidou in Paris, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA), The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, in the United States from America; The National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK) in Gent, Belgium; The Atlantic Center of Modern Art (CAAM) and the Extremaduran and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art (MEIAC) in Spain, among many others.

Flavio Garciandía de Oraá entered the Rolando Escardó Provincial Art School in Cienfuegos in 1967, and then finished his studies in 1973 at the National Art School. HE He works as a professor of drawing and painting at the Leopoldo Romañach School of Plastic Arts in Santa Clara, where he performs social service. From 1973 to 1980 he attended the higher level at ISA. He works as a specialist in the Directorate of Plastic Arts and Design of the Ministry of Culture and a professor of painting at ISA.

Garciandía uses photography as a starting point in the realization of many of his paintings. Among his main works are All you need is love, the one that appears in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana, and the series entitled Notes for a study of the conquest. His works are also exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Lods, Poland; at the La Tertulia Museum of Modern Art in Cali, Colombia; and many are part of private collections in Cuba and abroad. He has shown his works individually in Cuba and abroad. Among his most relevant individual exhibitions are: Galería L, Havana (1973), Casa de Cultura de Plaza (1979); Tropical Sidewalk (1982); Recent Work (1983); National Museum (1989 and 1990).