Popular works of the acclaimed Cuban artist, Roberto Fabelo, and the late, great American-Chinese contemporary artist, Walasse Ting, are showcased at an inaugural exhibition launched on December 4, 2015 at Gauchet Fine Art, the newest gallery to open in the vibrant Mimo art center, Miami’s Ironside, located at 7636 N.E. 4th Court, Suite 110.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CUBAN AND AMERICAN-CHINESE ARTISTS DEBUT THEIR WORKS IN MIAMI AT GAUCHET FINE ART
Roberto Fabelo, born in 1951 in Camaguey, Cuba, is a contemporary Cuban artist who is both a painter and an illustrator. The Cuban state awarded him a medal for National Culture and the Alejo Carpentier medal for his outstanding artistic career. Most of his work is described as strange, surreal and other-wordly. He draws pictures of women with wings and birds’ heads atop their own, men with bug eyes and tails, and naked human figures combined with all sorts of things, such as fish and animals. He has been compared to Honore Daumier, the French printmaker and painter whose caricatures of political figures and satires on French lifestyles made him a fixture in 19th century France and beyond. Fabelo’s work reflects a shrewd, insightful, satirical commentary on the Cuban political scene. One of Fabelo’s most controversial and shocking paintings is on display at Gauchet Fine Art – “Los Efectos de la Fantasia.”
Walasse Ting, who was born in 1929 in Shanghai, China and who died in New York in 2010 at the age of 80, was both a Chinese-American visual artist and a poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a large following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals. When he moved to New York from Paris in 1957, he was greatly influenced by pop art and abstract expressionism. He began primarily as an abstract artist, but the bulk of his work since the mid-1970’s has been described as popular figuratism, with broad areas of color painted with a Chinese brush and acrylic paint. Among his many achievements was winning the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Drawing in 1970. One of Ting’s most acclaimed paintings is on display at Gauchet Fine Art – “Parrots,” a colorful work which reflects his unique blending of Eastern and Western styles.