Tag : Esteban Blanco

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Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón: Cardinal Points, at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, New York

November 25th, 2015 – January 16th, 2016

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro New York
529 West 20th street, 9th floor,
New York, NY 10011 

Group show curated by Vicky Romay and Frances Sinkowitsch

“Cardinal Points” features Cuban artists Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón. What has stayed in the past and drags the agonizing transit of time, the search of what has been forgotten and the eagerness to confront new experiences, risking the unpredictable has been the motive of the expression and sensibility of the human being under the kaleidoscope of art.

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Short Story: group show at Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami

Thursday, 24 July, 2014 to Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Juan Ruiz Gallery
301 NW 28th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Short Story includes eleven Miami-based artists curated by artist Rubén Torres Llorca. The name of the exhibition comes from the small format of all pieces in the show. Each piece has its own short story told by its respective artist.

The following artists are featured in Short Story:

Esteban Blanco
Pip Brant
Carol K. Brown
Randy Burman
Liliam Domínguez
Kathleen Hudspeth
Mary Larsen
Rogelio López-Marín
Rafael López-Ramos
Rubén Torres-Llorca
Lucy de la Vega

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MDC Wolfson Campus Presents Lecture by Artist Esteban Blanco

  • WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • WHERE: 500 N.E. Second Ave. Building 7, Room 712, Miami

Miami, October 17, 2011 – The Arts and Philosophy department at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus will host a lecture by visual artist Esteban Blanco as part of its Wolfson Focus on the Humanities series. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m.Thursday, Oct. 20.

Cuban-born Blanco has developed a body of work based on the aesthetic values and social implications of toys. Fashioned in a variety of media, from wood and fiberglass to bronze and paper, these works explore the parallels between the comforting make-believe world of children and the absurdities of the real world.

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ESTEBAN BLANCO’S “PLAYING WITH DOLLS”

by Ricardo Pau-Llosa
In art, humor is always the function of wit. These two concepts are not at all synonymous. The difference lies in that humor is most often linked to content while wit operates through form, manner and structure. A joke slightly altered fails usually, or gains — which is to say, becomes another joke altogether. This truism owes its wide acceptance to the fact that jokes are linguistic constructs. Curiously, in the visual arts, even in caricature, humor is usually conceived in terms of content, which is a mistake. Abstract considerations, formalist niceties, nuances, are usually reserved for the art of reflection, the Apollonian reaches, with humor grasped within the rules of presentational immediacy, the Dionysian Now. Postmodernist impulses to reduce the visual arts to cathartic and often obscure journalism has pushed humor in these arts further into the grip of heuristics and hermeneutics — further, that is, into the realm of content and language. But humor which is the function of wit in any medium, linguistic as well as visual, is the triumph of context not content, form not image, manner not message. Wit is the gift of pause not punch, even if getting it seems instantaneous. The crash of the wave belies its oceanic biography. Case in point, the complex and lucid sculptures of Esteban Blanco.

Esteban Blanco’s works

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