Carlos Luna looks to the artistic roots of his native Cuba while simultaneously infusing influences from Mexico. He left Cuba in 1991 at age 22, lived in Puebla, Mexico for eleven years and since 2002 calls Miami home. His harmonizing of these rich artistic traditions combined with life in Miami produce vibrant imagery in the vein of the rural pictographic history with contemporary tendencies. The exhibition will feature a new body of work on “amate” paper, which is handmade in Mexico from natural tree bark following a practice that dates back to Pre-Columbian times.
Carlos Luna, Florerito, 2010, Gouache and charcoal on amate paper. Courtesy of the artist.