“EVOLVING JOURNEYS – TWO CUBAN ARTISTS ”
A STRIKING DUO EXHIBITION FEATURING THE DISTINCTIVE PAINTING STYLES OF THE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
REYNIER FERRER & NELSON JALIL AT ART OF THE WORLD GALLERY
Houston, TX (April, 2023) – An immersive experience awaits art connoisseurs and admirers as Art of the World Gallery –Houston’s leading modern and contemporary art gallery– delightfully welcomes once more to the most dynamic US city, an exciting new exhibition presenting the talented contemporary artists, Reynier Ferrer and Nelson Jalil from Cuba, titled “Evolving Journeys | Two Cuban Artists.” The duo’s exhibition showcases thirty works between Ferrer’s abstract compositions and Jalil’s figurative oeuvre, which will be held from April 21st until July 29th, 2023 at the prestigious gallery located in the heart of River Oaks, at 2201 Westheimer Rd. Houston, 77098.
These artists come from Cuba, but they have found a new home in Miami, where they have established themselves as prominent figures in the local art scene. Their works have been exhibited in several renowned art galleries, museums and exhibition rooms around the world. The two artists have amassed a large following of admirers for their unique style, voice, and creativity.
Reynier Ferrer is an abstract painter, whose works are a gallant blend of vivid colors, bold brushstrokes, and intricate textures to create an otherworldly effect that engages the viewer’s eye. His abstractions are known for their sense of pictorial improvisation and fluidity between colors and composition, with a deep amorphous narrative of conscious decision-making.
Ferrer was born in Havana, Cuba in 1979. He studied from 2000 to 2004 at the Fine Arts Academy San Alejandro in Havana. His artworks have been exhibited in museums like National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada. In addition, it is part of public collections such as the Norwegian Cruise Line Collection, Miami; The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, New York; and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. He has also exhibited in internationally prominent art fairs like Art Miami, Palm Beach Art Fair, and Art New York in USA as well as the Havana Biennial in Cuba.
Nelson Jalil, conversely speaking, was born in Camagüey, Cuba, 1984. He is a multidisciplinary artist who has developed his work mainly in painting, installations and videography. He graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Camagüey in 2003, and the University of the Arts of Havana in 2009. His works frequently portrays human emotions and expressions with a striking blend of realism and surrealism, imbuing the works with an uncanny quality that challenges the viewer’s perception of reality. At the same time, the artist’s deep connection to his native Cuba is evident in the strong statements made about his cultural identity and heritage.
Jalil’s work has been shown internationally at the Dom Museum, Vienna, Austria; at the Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; the Espace Témoin Art Center, Geneva, Switzerland; the Reinbeckhallen Art Center, Berlín, Germany; the Tianqiao Art & Cultural Centre, Beijing, China; the Experiments in Cinéma Film Festival, New Mexico, EEUU and the Center for the Development of Visual Arts in Havana, Cuba. Jalil ́s work has been also shown at the Fototeca of Cuba, the Ludwig Foundation of Havana, as well as in galleries, Art Fairs and alternative art spaces in Italy, France, Austria, Mexico, and Cuba. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Dom Museum Wien, Austria, the permanent collection of Espacio 23, Miami. Additonally, his art is part of several esteemed private collections worldwide.
Gallery co-Directors announce –“Their unique styles complement each other beautifully recalling roots in common, and we’re confident that visitors of the exhibition will be captivated by their artworks.” The exhibition promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience for all levels, from first-time buyers to seasoned collectors, and art enthusiasts alike. So mark your calendars, and make sure to visit the Art of the World Gallery during this spring-summer [April 21 – July 29] to witness the stunning works by these two gifted Cuban artists of the international contemporary scene