Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez

Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez

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  Artist: Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez
 Live in: Miami, FL, United States
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Biography & statement of my work ANTONIO NUÑEZ Biography : Antonio Nuñez was born in Havana , Cuba . As a child he was fascinated with drawing and painting. During his early years he remembers spending hours with his grandfather drawing with any material and media he could find. Antonio graduated from the National School of Design in Havana in 1978 and in 1980 he came to the United States in the Mariel exodus. In 1995 Antonio had the opportunity to work under master Baruj Salinas, and developed a completely new approach to his art. Antonio's' work has been recognized by important collectors in the United State and Europe . He has participated in several solo and collective art shows. In addition he has done illustrations for different publications and completed several paintings for a hotel in Washington DC . Antonio actually lives in Miami ,Florida and Paris , France . Statement of his work For Antonio, painting is an escape from daily reality, an approach to a magic and imaginary world where memories of his infancy are brought to light through his personages. Symbols of innocence lost and scenes of his childhood reappear in his art. For me, painting, collages and assemblages are an escape from daily reality; an approach to a magic and imaginary world where memories of my infancy come out to light through my artwork. Symbols, elements and scenes of my childhood, lost in time, reappear in my dreams and creativeness. Some of them are an opportunity to expose repressed perceptions of this fragile stage of life. Found objects, fragments of antique pictures, engraving and documents are constant in my work. I look for secret codes that sometimes can't be translated by the viewers. I cover the surface with an old patina to enhance and reflect past time. I choose a very limited palette of color as a reminiscence of my early year in Cuba, where resources were limited to the use of dirt and clay, burlap and wood. I hope my work will awaken the child hidden in each of us. Medias review and critics "For this Cuban painter that burst with force in our artistic world, painting is the bridge between the reality and fantasy" (Nuestro Orgullo, Univision March 2006) (Translation) "The first thing that impact Antonio Nuñez painting is the use of colors, mixes, shadows and lights that allows to penetrate into his work.... A world sometimes three-dimensional with powerful and mysterious figures is present in his art..." (El Nuevo Herald May 2006) (Translation) The work of Antonio Nunez is characterized by the use of symbolism directed to call the attention of an evident reality. (Translation of "La Revista - Diario las Americas " February 10, 2006 ) A striking work , powerful ...but sensitively modeled. The warm pigment is nuanced, and balanced by the cooler sections... There is an organic, spirited presence to the subject matter... I think this works from a purely formal standpoint, but you do sacrifice a suspension of belief, or illusionistic space because the texture keeps bringing me back to the flat dimensionality of the picture plane. You work reminds me of Rufino Tamayo. He too worked within the murky sphere between whimsical caricature, and a darker, more foreboding existence. (2011 - Kristen T Woodward - Artists2artists Resident Curator) A painter, like A.N., sails through a vast surrealist sea , akin to the depth of his pictorial work, where all the materials [or objects] serve as a magnetic needle or compass, pointing to his land of dreams.(The New Herald,October 2011) Illustrations and Special Commission: Mundo 21, Leyendas viviente de America I: " Los Espiritus del Maiz y Zipac" 1995 Mundo 21, Leyendas Viviente de America II; "La Serpiente Emplumada: 1995 Mundo 21, Leyendas Viviente de America III " La Leyenda de Copihue" 1995 Restaurant Art Works for the Radisson Reagan National Airport Exhibitions: Art Show at Sunrise Square - Fort Lauderdale FL 1989 Wolfson Campus M.D.C.C. Miami 1991 Associazione Culturale Arti Figurative Colosseo, Rome Italy 1994 C. Firgau Art Gallery - Coral Gables , FL 1994 Art on the Street - Little Havana - Miami 1994 Pagan - Lopez Fine Art Gallery - Homestead , FL 1995 Arquideco Art Gallery - Coral Gables , FL 1996 Cronos Art - Miami 2000 Rosie Gordon Wallace - Diaspora Vibe Gallery, 2001 Eastern National Bank - Miami 2001 Jewish Museum of Florida - Miami 2002 Cuba Nostalgia - Coconut Grove , FL 2004 & 2005 Gloria Allison Gallery - Miami 2001 to 2010 Miami Dade College - Tower Theatre 2004 to 2006 Curator of "Dos Orillas: Cuba-¿La isla o Miami? (MDC) 2006 Region Bank- Miami, 2006 Hispanic Art Expressions 2006 Region Bank - Coral Gables 2006 & 2007 Freedom Tower- Miami 2006 The Latin Quarter Cultural Center - Miami 20