Artist's statement

Inside the platonic cavern we find a group of men. They have been there since childhood, their feet and neck tied. In the same position, unmoving, they look ahead as looking back has been rendered impossible. They are men that know only of shadows. If we were to untie them, if we forced them to get up and to direct their eyes to the light, wouldn't doing this be painful? And if they were to look straight into the light wouldn't they hurt their eyes and try to escape from the pain? However, were they to withstand the glare they would come out as better men, infinitely better...

In the end, there are no distorted versions since they all belong to reality. Each statement (assertion) puts forth a method, whether true or not. In a way, these are my works so far: an unforeseen road without beginning or end, truths and lies that are bared in the same stage. The differences and coexistence being, in my opinion, what is truly valuable.


Ernesto Capdevila

Ernesto Capdevila was born in Havana, Cuba in 1970. He graduated in 1992 from the Design Institute of Havana. Capdevila continued his education in the arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Alejandro, also in Havana, graduating in 1997.

Capdevila worked as a member of the Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana from 1993-1999, right before immigrating to Miami, Florida, where he continues to reside and maintain his studio.

Ernesto Capdevila's work has been, and continues to be, shown in galleries throughout Europe, North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean.


Recent Works

Exhibitions

Personal Shows

The Game

Carlos Albizu University. Miami, fl. USA

2017

The Bonfire of Vanities

Conde Contemporary. Miami, fl. USA

2014

Tatoo

Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. Miami, fl. USA.

2013

Elements

Jorgehuliangallery. Miami, fl. USA.

2012

A Heavy Suit

Casa Turquesa art space. Miami, fl. USA

2012

Time

Accent Alternative Art Space. Miami, fl. USA

2011

Uncertain Testimonies

Blue Door Fine Art. Inc. Miami, fl. USA

2009

The Tree of Life

D Padron Gallery. Miami, fl. USA

2005

Balance

D Padron Gallery. Miami, fl. USA

2004

Objeto de Seducción

D Padron Gallery. Miami, fl. USA

2003

Objeto de Seducción

Havana Gallery. Chicago, il. USA

2002

Los Malos Siempre Andan Cerca

Trip Habana Libre Gallery. Havana, Cuba

1999

Los Malos Siempre Andan Cerca

Gaspar Center. Berlin, Germany

1998

Juntos y Revueltos II

Galería La Acacia. Havana, Cuba

1998

Secretos del Silencio

Galería del Grabado. Havana, Cuba

1996

Juntos y Revueltos

Galería 23 y 12. Havana, Cuba

1991


Group Shows

Corpus

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2020

No Method to our Madness

Conde Contemporary. Miami, fl. USA

2019

Affordable Art Fair

New York. USA

2016

ARTPALMBEACH

Art Spot. Miami, fl. USA

2016

SPECTRUM MIAMI International

Art Spot. Miami, Fl. USA

2015

Convite La Danza

Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center. Miami, Fl. USA

2015

SPECTRUM MIAMI

Miami, Fl. USA

2014

Art San Diego

San Diego, Ca. USA

2014

Miami Art + Design

Miami, Fl. USA

2014

Miami International Art Fair

Blink Group Gallery. Miami, Fl. USA

2014

Fans Forever

MDC Museum of Art + Design. Miami, Fl. USA

2012

The Collection - Part 1

Artdealermiami Gallery. Miami, Fl. USA

2011

Irreversible Group Show

Cafeina. Miami, Fl. USA

2011

Havana Capital's Punishment

Accent Alternative Art Space. Miami, Fl. USA

2010

Arte X Comida

Leal fine art Gallery. Miami, Fl. USA

2010

FIART International Fair

Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic

2009

No More Dreams

Bodden Gallery. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic

2009

Sumarte

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. San Salvador. El Salvador

2009

Step by Step Auction

Durban Segnini Gallery. Miami, Fl. USA

2008

Transitions

J.B Records Art Gallery. Ny, USA

2004

Cuban Art

Studio 702. Chicago, IL.USA

2002

4 X 4

Southart Gallery. Miami, Fl. USA

2000

Congo to Cuba

International Images SA. Pennsylvania, USA

1999

Luz Insular

La Rama Dorada Gallery. Panama City, Panama

1997

Encuentro de Grabado - La Habana 1997

Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana, Cuba

1997

VI Bienal de La Habana

Taller experimental de Gráfica de La Habana. Havana, Cuba

1997

Mi Magnum y Yo

23 y 12 Gallery. Havana, Cuba

1996

Cultura Cubana en México

Universidad Autónoma de México. Mexico DF, Mexico

1995

Cultura Cubana en Portugal

Coliseo de Porto. Portugal

1995

XXXIII Aniversary

Taller experimental de Gráfica de La Habana. Havana, Cuba

1995

Articles


Códigos de un Modus Vivendi

CdeCuba Art Magazine

La proliferación tecnológica, la virtualización de las relaciones humanas, las ideologías narcisistas de falsos matices terapéuticos, el culto al consumo, la pretensión de una felicidad en detrimento de la verdad y el "yo" externo y superficial, son apenas algunas señas de nuestro modus vivendi.

The Game

Art Districts Magazine

With this collection of works, this extraordinary and multifaceted artist demonstrates his undeniable ability to analyze reality, delve into the essence of things and immortalize his observations of the world in visual metaphors.

     CONTACT

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