Irina Elén When Dreams Come True at Cernuda Arte Opening 10/7/11

Irina Elén: When Dreams Come True Opening Reception
Friday, October 7, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables.

October 7- November 14

Cernuda Arte is honored to be hosting a one-person exhibition of paintings by Irina Elén, one of the most notable contemporary Cuban artists in today’s scene. The show entitled, When Dreams Come True, includes 22 paintings on canvas, depicted in oil and acrylic. It will be the first time the artist exhibits her work in the Unites States.

The artist will travel from Pinar del Río, Cuba to Miami to be present during this event.
The show will be open to the public until November 14.

The works featured in, When Dreams Come True, have as central focus the convergences of dreams and realities, this best understood as the connecting thread weaved by the artist to unfurl the images of her mythical universe.

In the land of Irina Elén – in her personal magical world – the woman figure is the main protagonist who moves throughout diverse ethereal sceneries recreated by the artist. Committed with great passion to the realization of her splendid works, elegantly finished –of precise execution and richness– the artist succeeds at imbuing them with grace, freshness and metaphor.

Symbols of beauty, joy, youth, providence and paradise abound, together with certain constants that appear and reappear in her compositions, such as– the feminine imagery, the intimate-surreal setting, the sheer pleasure of fantasy, and the marvelous sense of craft.

Irina Elén’s paintings reveal a sumptuous chromatic scheme and an impressive craft. Her meticulous and lyrical renditions are a feast to the eyes and evocative. Her body of work reflects, in essence, the bold talent of a young and promising plastic interpreter.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue, available to visitors.

Irina Elén González (Pinar del Río, Cuba 1978 – ) is a graduate of the Carlos Hidalgo Professional School of Visual Arts of Pinar del Río.

The artist has presented one person exhibitions in Havana at the Casa Osvaldo Guayasamín, in 2005, and in Pinar del Río, at the Provincial Center of Visual Arts, in 2001.

Irina Elén has participated in ten international art fairs, and has been included in over twenty-five group exhibitions throughout her career. Her work has illustrated several children’s books and has appeared in various magazines. The artist has garnered multiple awards and honorable mentions in juried art competitions.

The artist resides and works in Pinar del Río, Cuba.
Since 2006, Cernuda Arte represents the artist’s work worldwide.

*ATTACHED IMAGE: When Dreams Depart, (Cuando los Sueños Se Van), 2011, acrylic on canvas, 63 x 47 1/4 inches

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