Luis Antonio Espinosa Fruto

Luis Antonio Espinosa Fruto
Antonio was raised by the sea in Manzanilla. As he will tell you, the sea is an essential part of him, something very personal. His paintings and drawings of the sea are a product of "landscape as a thought". He thinks first of the image he wishes to create and then locates a place with similar characteristics and uses photographs as studies in his art. The work of Antonio Espinosa moves in two main lines. One line is dedicated to monochrome landscapes with critical impact on marine issues, and deals with the sea as a real or virtual boundary of his island birthplace being surrounded by sea and isolating its borders. It is an intimate landscape dreamed and recreated by the artist himself from his visions and reconstructions of images that refer to deceptively recognizable sites. The other aspect of his work takes place within a social art critique through the analysis of history and its various aspects. He has dabbled in sculpture, installation, watercolor, and photography, in addition to a series of fences which evolved into a recognizable iconography associated with Cuban revolutionary heroes and with the word as an important interpretative element.
Abandoned in Front of the Sunset
Abandoned in Front of the Sunset (Abandonado Frente al Atardecer)
acrylic on canvas (103 x 100 cm)
Year: 2007
Landscape in the Quietude of Silence
Landscape in the Quietude of Silence (paisaje en la quietud del silencio)
acrylic on canvase (60 x 92 cm)
Year: 2008
Very Close to a Wave
Very Close to a Wave (Muy Cerca de Una Ola)
acrylic on canvas (100 x 100 cm)
Year: 2004
Series: Territorial Waters
Series: Territorial Waters (Serie: Aguas Teritoriales)
pencil on poster board (60 x 90 cm)
Year: 2015
Gray Sunset Over the Waves of the Sea
Gray Sunset Over the Waves of the Sea (Atardecer Gris Sobre las Olas del Mar)
acrylic/canvas (120 x 120 cm)
Year: 2016
From the series: Territorial Waters
From the series: Territorial Waters (De la serie: Aguas Territoriales)
pencil on poster board (56 x 110 cm)
Year: 2017
 
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