Oxenberg Art: Cesar Santos, “The Artist’s Accomplice,” Opening Reception 1/24/13

Oxenberg Art: Cesar Santos, “The Artist’s Accomplice,” Opening Reception
Thursday, 01/24/2013, 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cesar-Santos_-Hunting-Season_71x61in_Oil-on-canvas-low-resOxenberg Fine Art
50 NE 29 Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Oxenberg Fine Art cordially invites you to a special exhibition and events:

Cesar Santos (Cuban-American, b. 1982)
“The Artist’s Accomplice”
Paintings and Monumental Studies

On view from Jan. 17
Opening Reception Jan. 24, 7-10:00PM
Meet the Artist Luncheon Feb. 9, 1-3:00PM

The exhibition will be presented following Santos’ sold out presentation of works at the “World of Art Showcase” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Juxtaposing both classical and modern styles within one painting, Santos’ works have been viewed by international audiences- from the Annigoni Museum in Italy and the Beijing Museum in China, to Chelsea, New York. Santos’ solo exhibitions include: “Paisajes y Retratos (Landscapes and Portraits)” in the National Gallery in San Jose, Costa Rica, “Syncretism” at the Eleanor Ettinger Chelsea Gallery in New York and “New Impressions” at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, among many others. Additionally, Santos is influenced by the Renaissance, masters of the nineteenth century and Modernism. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic.

Santos has received numerous accolades, including first place in a Metropolitan Museum of Art competition. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America, including the Frost Art Museum in Miami, the Villa Bardini Museum in Italy and the National Gallery in Costa Rica.

In this premiere solo exhibition, Santos will focus on the influence of his studies in Florence, Italy under an apprentice of Pietro Annigoni (b. 1910-1988) who was active in the innovative “Modern Painters of Reality” movement. In addition to Santos’ noteworthy paintings and respective studies, a mannequin will also be on view, representative of the mannequin in Annigoni’s works which signified the human condition in the modern age; Santos rescues Annigoni’s concept of the mannequin and gives it a new life in the twenty-first century.

Image caption:
Cesar Santos, The Hunting Season, 2012
71 x 61 inches

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