Leonel Matheu, "Stardom" , 2001, oil on canvas, , 56 x 75 inches, Courtesy of The Artist

Crossroads of the Dystopia Leonel Matheu

Date et heure du vernissage
Samedi 12 juillet, 2014, 19:00

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th St
Miami, FL 33199

If a single symbol could summarize the iconic work of Leonel Matheu (Havana, 1967), this would be that enigmatic head –a sort of dome- that appears as a constant throughout his work. Self-portrait and collective portrayal of a nation marked by diaspora and dystopia, this symbol embodies the symptoms and stigma of contemporary global society. With a masterful use of the synthetic graphic design language, Matheu builds up a personal and yet universal iconography that interweaves in intimate fables of our daily existence. Spirituality, technology, passion, solitude, dreams, chimeras and deceptions are at the core of this thoughtful body of works. “Crossroads of the Dystopia” is the first major museum survey exhibition of this midcareer versatile artist whose work ranges from drawing with colored pencils, ink on paper, oil on canvases, video and multimedia installations, to public installations and qualification of architectural spaces. Curated by Janet Batet.