Agustin Cardenas

La Pensée Verticale, 1988

Bronze
H 26 x 5.5 x 6 in, Edition of 8 + 4 AP, n°1/8
La Famille, 1988

Bronze
16.93 x 8.66 x 9.84 in ( 43 x 22 x 25 cm ), Edition of 8+4 AP, n°5/8
Dompteuse, 1972

Carrara marble
28.35 x 33.86 x 18.90 in ( 72 x 86 x 48 cm ), Unique
Sans titre, circa 1960

Painted burned wood
122.05 x 10.63 x 5.12 in ( 310 x 27 x 13 cm ), Unique

b. Havana, Cuba, 10 April 1927 – d. Havana, Cuba, 9 February 2001

 

While the work of Cuban artist, Augustin Cárdenas, embodies his Latin-American and African origins, its strong symbolism and extreme liberty frees it from their respective references. Working with wood, marble, and bronze, Cárdenas developed poetic, curved, and sensual works in which organic generosity, elongated silhouettes, and abstract forms all mix together. The abstract nature of his volumes is almost always counterbalanced by a figurative representation, which is suggested by his chosen titles. Totems, shells, women, couples, horses, doors, stele: Cárdenas worked with an array
of highly symbolic subjects providing him with the pretext to explore many facets of creation across various forms.


His works are included in numerous museum collections including those of the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Museo d’Arte moderna in Rome, the Museo d’Arte Moderno in Caracas, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional in Cuba, the Modern Art Museum in Tel Aviv, and the Hakone open-air Museum in Japan.

 



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AGUSTÍN CÁRDENAS - MON OMBRE APRÈS MINUIT - MAISON DE L'AMÉRIQUE LATINE, PARIS, FRANCE

INSTITUTION

02.06.2020 - 12.19.2020

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ART MONTE-CARLO 2019

ART FAIR

04.26.2019 - 04.28.2019


Press

LE MARBRE SELON CARDENAS, FACE A LA PORCELAINE DE SAXE

LA GAZETTE DROUOT

LE MARBRE SELON CARDENAS, FACE A LA PORCELAINE DE SAXE

19.07.2019
BRONZE CUBAIN

LA GAZETTE DROUOT

BRONZE CUBAIN

04.04.2014
Une exposition surréaliste

courrier dordogne

Une exposition surréaliste

22.06.2012

Publications

AGUSTÍN CÁRDENAS

Agustin Cardenas

AGUSTÍN CÁRDENAS

10/2018

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition d'Agustín Cárdenas à la Galerie Mitterrand, Paris.
Graphisme : Alban Gervais

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