AFTER A LONG PAUSE IN ITS PRODUCTION, GUSTAVO PÉREZ MONZÓN EXHIBITED IN LONDON
Saturday, January 5th is the last day to visit the Cuban artist Gustavo Pérez Monzón exhibition at the Richard Saltoun Gallery, located in London. This exhibition does not only mean the artist's debut in the United Kingdom, but it is also his return after a recess of artistic production of more than thirty years.
Conceived on the basis of gallery’s infrastructure Pérez Monzón produced an installation consisting of materials suspended in the air. In addition, some productions made during the last year are also part of it. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations on a large scale, use organic materials and geometric shapes to give importance to the space and sensory stimulation that comes from changing it.
As explained from Richard Saltoun Gallery, it is the fusion between art and epistemology, on the one hand, and logic and meaning, on the other, which gives meaning to the artworks exhibited. Although Pérez Monzón's work is manifested mainly in what we call conceptual art, the Cuban artist " draws on sources as diverse as mathematics, numerology and occultism, as well as existentialism and our relationship with the universe ".
Considered not only by the artistic scene, but also by the artist himself as a rebirth in his career, the exhibition was presented under Rosa de Cancio title referring to his birthplace.
About Gustavo Pérez Monzón
Gustavo Pérez Monzón represented Cuba at the Paris Biennial in 1982 and his work featured in the first Havana Biennial in 1984 and again in 2015 with the major retrospective Tramas at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana. The exhibition was organised by the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection following a rediscovery of his work by the great Cuban collector, subsequently travelling to the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) in Miami, Florida, USA (2015–2016). His work was recently the subject of the solo exhibition WEFTS at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Morelense, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico (2018), where the artist currently lives and works.