“My work is the representation of a vision that nurtures itself from a lively and reflexive process; assimilating the world in order to reintegrate it once more into itself by means of images that symbolize my own marks in the universe.
I conceive my work in the form of fragments; essays or phrases that come to me intermingled with human thought. The pieces are not understood as an ending, nor a stylish succession, nor an aim at formal harmony; they are oriented towards a connection with the source: “The Creator,” the cognoscente experience.
My fundamental resources have been: the encyclopedia as a metaphor of confinement of “human knowledge” within an object (book); universal history, from which I have acquired symbols and images to represent my ideas; and finally, life as a cognoscente experience in which I pretend to re-elaborate, in a personal manner, the treatise of the human existence.
These new works belong to a show entitled Plenilunio. The title refers to the full moon as a symbol of illumination. The moon not only brings about an essential cycle in our existence, but it also illuminates the deep corners of our minds. I hope to share my illuminated vision of life during a recent, particularly prolific period of my career.
The works examine themes of spiritual journeys, the search for success, family ties, and others through a mix of symbols from music, animal morphology, and a series of lines which bring together the figures or sometimes expand them.”
Carlos Estevez is a Cuban artist living in Miami. His work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana, Cuba; Los Angeles; Center of Contemporary Art in New Orleans; Switzerland; Paris; Japan; Spain, and elsewhere. In 2009 he had his first retrospective at UB Galleries, Buffalo University, NY. His work is part of several museum collections including the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana in Cuba, The Bronx Museum, Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and Miami Art Museum.