Details about Ramon Alejandro portfolio - "Aguamor de Candiafuertes" complete portfolio!See original listing
Mar 10, 2015
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Listed By:||Dealer or Reseller||Style:||Surrealism|
|Edition Type:||Limited Edition||Date of Creation:||2000-Now|
|Print Type:||Etching||Size Type/ Largest Dimension:||Medium (Up to 30")|
This listing is for the complete portfolio of etchings, by the renowned Cuban artist, Ramon Alejandro. All three of these prints are gorgeous images, of his surrealist landscapes. Typical of his best work, he has employed tropical fruits, as an expression of sensuality. They are pencil signed and numbered from an edition of only 20. These prints measures about 12.5" x 14", and are in mint condition. It was published by Ediciones Malgon, in Mexico City, in 2003. The complete portfolio, comes with a gorgeous slipcover, and several pages of information, as well as a justification page. This portfolio is very limited, and very rare, as the edition is only 20, plus 5 artists proofs. We guarantee the authenticity of these prints, and will offer a certificate of authenticity on our gallery letterhead. These prints are in mint condition, and are unframed.
Alejandro lithographs, etchings and serigraphs are rare, difficult to find, and more than likely will appreciate dramatically over time. His giclees are much more common. He produces a very limited amount of work, and even less original printwork, and his work is very sought after. This portfolio will be accompanied by the new Alejandro book entitled "Ramon Alejandro". It was done by L' Atelier des Brisants, in Paris, in 2006. This portfolio is prominently featured in that book, with illustrations for each image, and a full description, on two pages.
We guarantee the authenticity of this print, and will offer a certificate of authenticity on our gallery letterhead. This print is in mint condition, and is unframed.
We offer a life-time trade in policy. Please inquire. For more info please call us at (541) 359-3630, or (626) 664-2060. We have been in business for over 10 years, and enjoy a very good feedback rating. We believe in, and offer outstanding customer service. MLA Gallery has the largest selection of Alejandro prints in the world. Please inquire for many others paintings, sculptures, drawings, and graphics by established, contemporary Latin artists, and Latin Masters.
A bio of Alejandro is as follows:
Ramon Alejandro is prominently featured in the new book "Memoria- Cuban art of the 20th Century", and the noted author Guillermo Cabrera Infante is quoted in the segment on Alejandro, as saying: "It must be said that Alejandro began by cultivating a surreal sadism cobbled together from puyas and pullas, barbs and curse words, which in Cuba are completely synonymous. But the painter quickly saw the light and opened the papaya that Wifredo Lam had always found closed, it's great lips sealed, closed tight. Alejandro's papayas are candid, open, and present just the opposite of an infabulation: an offering of love and humor.
Ramon Alejandro. "In 1960 things were looking black in Cuba and I was getting restless." These are the reasons the painter Ramon Alejandro gave for his departure into exile in a long letter in which he also described the enthusiasms and doubts he had experienced in the course of his intellectual formation. Alejandro was born in Havana in 1943. On his mother's side there were three painters in the family-the grandfather, a great-grandfather, and an uncle all of whom had been active in Cuba in the late eighteen hundreds and the early years of the present century.
Paintings by the grandfather and the uncle hung in the family parlor, and these, together with the uncle's conversation, provided the boy with his first notions of art. The uncle's example was particularly significant, for most of the grandfather work consisted of copies of works in the Prado Museum that had been left behind in Spain. Given the situation described in Alejandro's above-mentioned letter, in 1960 his father entrusted him to the care of an aunt in Buenos Aires. There he enrolled in the School of Fine Arts but soon transferred to the institution across the river in Montevideo, were he took courses in printmaking. Curious about other countries, the young man ventured into Brazil. He traveled all over the State of Minas Gerais, rich in colonial art of the baroque period, and in Sao Paulo he came upon a number of master pieces of European art. From Rio de Janeiro he went on to Barcelona and, after seeing all t hat Spain had to offer, in 1963 he settled down in Paris, where he resided until 1995, at which point he moved to Miami, where he resides, to this day.
From 1968 to 1981 Alejandro had seven one-man shows at private galleries in Paris, Geneva, and Miami, the one in the last-mentioned city constituting his sole individual presentation in the United States to date. He has participated in more than three dozen art shows in Europe, in cities ranging from Brussels and Liege in Belgium, and Rome, Milan, Bologna, and Bolzano in Italy, to Belgrade, Skopje, and NoviSad in Yugoslavia, in addition to one in Jerusalem. In 1966, 1969, 1970 and 1971 he was invited to take part in the "Comparisons" Salons in Paris, and in 1971 and 1972 he exhibited at the May Salons in the same city He was a participant in the first exhibit of erotic art ever to be staged, presented in 1968 by the museums of Lund, Sweden, and Aarhus, Denmark, and in the show entitled "Erotic and Obscene Images" that was put on at the Images Gallery in Paris in 1974. Alejandro has contributed to a number of book exhibitions devoted to limited editions illustrated by artists of note.
Alejandro's recent work is characterized by poetic nostalgia. Amid landscapes bounded by distant cliffs, remote mountains, or calm seas there rise vast stone constructions which, like the mysterious monuments based in the Hindu principle of the mandala, have openings to each of the four points of the compass. They seem to be illustrations for works of science fiction or visions of a world of sheer illusion. Each element is defined in detail by the sure, skilled hand of a mature artist, constantly on the advance, whose creations exert a beguiling effect upon the viewer.
Born in February 16,1943, Havana, Cuba.
Lives and works in Paris, France.
EDUCATION Apprenticeship with Giannis Tsarouchis SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2000 José Alonso Fine Arts, Miami, Florida.
1998 Galería La Boheme Fine Arts. Miami, Florida.
1996 Fundación Previsora Galería. Caracas, Venezuela.
1995 Galería Jorge Sori Fine Arts. Miami, Florida.
1993 Galería Minotauro. Miami Art Fair. Miami, Florida.
1992 Gallerie Berthet-Aittouarés. Paris, France. (Foreword by Jean -Jacques Levêque and Guillermo Cabrera Infante).
1991 Dessins et Livres Illustrés, Librairie Claude Oterelo. Paris, France.
1989 Osuna Gallery. Miami, Florida and Washington, DC. (Forewordby J.L. Clavé, J. Lacarrière, B. Noël, S. Sarduy and A. Velter).
1988 Galería Minotauro. Caracas, Venezuela. Gallérie du Dragon. Paris, France. (Foreword by Edouard Glissant).
1987 Gallérie du Dragon. Paris, France. (Foreword by Edouard Glissant).
1981 Gallery Meeting Point. Miami, Florida. (Foreword by Carlos M. Luis).
1976 Gallérie Arta. Geneva, Switzerland. (Foreword by Tony Duvert).
1974 Gallérie Arta. Geneva, Switzerland. (Foreword by Tony Duvert).
1973 Gallérie Jeanne Castel. Paris, France.
1971 Gallérie Desbrières. Paris, France. (Foreword by R. Barthes, Severo Sarduy and Bernard Noel).
1969 Gallérie Maya. Brussels, Belgium. (Foreword by Roland Barthes).
1968 Gallérie Lambert. Paris, France. (Foreword by Patrick Waldberg).
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2000 "Horror Vacuis", José Alonso Fine Arts. Miami, Florida.
1999 "Contemporary Cuban Printmaking". José Alonso Fine Arts. Miami, Florida.
1991 "Corona de las Frutas". La Librairie Espagnole. Paris, France. "R. Caillois et L’Art Contemporain". Art Maison de l’Amérique Latine. Paris, France. "Art Latino Américain". Musée d’Art de San Diego.
1990 "Les Cahiers des Brissants". F.I.A.C. Edition SAGA. Paris, France. "Images, Magies". Présence Contemporaine. Aix-en-Provence, France.
1989 Le Symposium de la Baie Saint Paul. Gallérie F. Palardy. Québec, Canada.
1988 "Edition des Cahiers des Brissants". Centre d’Art du Mont de Marsans. Paris, France. "Petits Formats". Espace Latino Américain. Paris, France. "Autour d’Edouard Glissant". Gallérie du Dragon. Paris, France.
1987 "Los Americanos". Gallérie Artcurial. Paris, France. Maison de l’Amerique Latine. Monaco, France. "Outside Cuba par Jane Voorhees". Zimmerli Art Museum. New Jersey, U.S.A. Gallérie du Dragon. Paris, France. "Convergencias 87". Galería Minotauro. Caracas, Venezuela.
1986 "Démons et Merveilles". Gallérie Municipale de Vitry. "Rêves et Masques du Quotidien". Maison de l’Amérique Latin. Paris, France. "Stratégie de l’Ombre". Musée des Jacobins de Morlaix, puis Douarnenez, Quimper, et Vannes. Bretagne.
1985 "10 Ans de Castor Astral". Gallérie Donguy. Paris, France. "10 Artistes Cubains á Paris". Musée Cubain de Miami.
1984 "A vif...Francois Luven et ses amis". Maison de la Culture de Crétei, Gallérie Osuna, F.I.A.C., Paris, France.
1983 "100 Artistes d’Amérique Latine". Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. International Ex-Libris Centrum. "Atelier René Tazé". St. Niklass, Belgium.
1979 "Atelier Lacourrière-Fréault 1929-1979". Musée d’Art Moderne. Paris, France. Gallérie Isy Brachot et Gallérie de Seine. Musée Volé organized by Michel Lancelot. Paris, France.
1977 "Les Cahiers". Gallerérie Jean Briance. Paris, France. "Baroque de la Superposition: 7 Plasticiens Cubains". Maison de la Culture du Havre. Organized by G. de Cortanze and S. Sarduy.
1976 Amnesty International. Nancy. "Les Demeures d’Hypnos de P. Waldberg". Gallérie Lucie Weil. Paris, France. "L’Energumène". Galerie du Rhinocéros. Paris, France. Mostra Mercato d’Arte Contemporanea. Bologne.
1975 "L’Art Vivant Contre la Peine de Mort". Théatre d’Orsay. Paris, France.
1974 "7 Ans d’Activité de Fata Morgana". Gallérie Soleil dans la Tête. Paris, France.
1972 "Encrayonnements". Gallérie Maya. Brussels, Belgium. Salon de Mais. Paris, France.
1971 Salon de Mais. Paris, France. Salon Grand et Jeune d’Aujord’hui. Paris, France.
1968 "Alternative Attuali". L’Aquila. Italy.
1968-1971 Salon Comparaisons. Paris, France.
1966 "Cercle des Arts". Gallérie Soleil dans la Tête. Paris, France.