Pintura Orgánica de Fernando Ureña Rib

UREÑA RIB

TRES MISTERIOS SALINOS

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ARTISTAS DOMINICANOS

 

ABELARDO RODRÍGUEZ URDANETA

ADA BALCÁCER

ALBERTO BASS

AMABLE STERLING

AMADO MELO

AMAYA SALAZAR

ANTONIO GUADALUPE

ANTONIO PRATS VENTÓS

AURELIO GRISANTI

ASDRÚBAL DOMÍNGUEZ

AQUILES AZAR

AURELIO GRISANTY

BELKIS RAMÍREZ

BISMARK VICTORIA

CÁNDIDO BIDÓ

CELESTE WOSS Y GIL

CLARA LEDESMA

CARLOS ACERO

CARLOS HINOJOSA

CARLOS SANGIOVANNI

CLÍNTON LÓPEZ

CRISTIAN TIBURCIO

DANILO DE LOS SANTOS

DARÍO SURO

DOMINGO LIZ

DIONIS FIGUEROA

DIONISIO BLANCO

DUSTIN MUÑOZ

ELSA NUÑEZ

ELEOMAR PUENTE

ELIGIO PICHARDO

ELIÚ ALMONTE

EUGENIO FERNÁNDEZ GRANELL

ELVIS AVILÉS

ELIU ALMONTE

FABIO DOMÍNGUEZ

FREDDY CABRAL

FREDDY JAVIER

FREDDY RODRÍGUEZ

GASPAR MARIO CRUZ

GILBERTO HERNÁNDEZ ORTEGA

GEO RIPLEY

GEORGE HAUSDORF

GUILLO PÉREZ

HILARIO OLIVO

INÉS TOLENTINO

IVAN TOVAR

JAIME COLSON

JESÚS DESANGLES

JOAQUÍN CIPRIAN

JOAQUÍN PRIEGO

JOSÉ CESTERO

JOSE FELIX MOYA

JOSÉ LUÍS BUSTAMANTE

JOSÉ GARCÍA CORDERO

JOSEP FRABRÉ SALLENT

JOSÉP GAUSACHS

JOSÉ MIURA

JOSÉ PERDOMO

JOSÉ PLUTARCO ANDÚJAR

JOSÉ RAMIREZ CONDE

JOSÉ RINCÓN MORA

JUAN MAYI

JOHNY BONELLI

JOSEP GAUSACHS

JORGE NOCEDA SÁNCHEZ

jorge pineda

JORGE SEVERINO

JULIA ISKAKOVA

JULIO NATERA

JULIO SUSANA

JULIO VALDEZ

FAUSTINO PÉREZ

FERNANDO VARELA

FERNANDO UREÑA RIB

FERNANDO PEÑA DEFILLÓ

LEOPOLDO MALER

LEOPOLDO NAVARRO

LEÓN BOSCH

LEO NÚÑEZ

LUÍS LAMA

LUÍS MUÑOZ

LUIS MARTÍNEZ RICHIEZ

MARÍA AYBAR

MARCOS LORA READ

MANOLO PASCUAL

MANUEL MONTILLA

MARIANO ECKERT

MARIANO SÁNCHEZ

MAYOVANEX VARGAS

NORBERTO SANTANA

NELSON CALDERON

OCTAVIO PANIAGUA

ORLANDO MENICUCCI

PAUL GIUDICELLI

PEDRO FARÍAS

RAHDAMÉS MEJÍA

RAÚL RECIO

ROSA TAVAREZ

SACHA TEBÓ

QUISQUEYA HENRÍQUEZ

RAMÓN OVIEDO

SAÍD MUSA

SILVANO LORA

SOUCY DE PELLERANO

TETÉ MARELLA

TIMOTEO SANTOS VINAGRE

TOMASÍN LÓPEZ RAMOS

TONY CAPELLAN

VICENTE FABRÉ

VICENTE PIMENTEL

VIRGILIO GARCÍA

WILLY PEREZ

YORYI MOREL

 

 

 

DOMINICAN CONTERMPORARY ART

 

TONY CAPELLAN

AN ARTIST WHO REFLECTS AND QUESTIONS

MARIANNE DE TOLENTINO

 

 

 

TONY CAPELLAN, DOMINICAN CONTEMPORARY ART


by Marianne de Tolentino



Contemporary art questions itself. It is not only the more traditional segment of artists and critics that questions it; its own adherents regularly revise its criteria. This is a positive fact as doubt can bring about faith and passion. It is among the incredulous that the believers emerge, who in turn become fanatics of experimentation and the new aesthetics. In fact, there is no crisis in art nor in its values. The need of a change in expression - and the conviction that art and life are one and the same thing - emerges more frequently in the last few generations and just as strongly in some of their predecessors.

In the Dominican Republic, a country in which painting has always prevailed, sculpture is seldom attempted and design and graphic art are misunderstood - installations were able to integrate the diverse materials and procedures and to pave the way to an encompassing version of the artistic conception. It was precisely in São Paulo in 1978, in its only exclusively Latin-American biennial, which had Myths and Magic as its theme, that an installation by a Dominican artist was presented for the first time. Its author, Jorge Severino, created an environment which displayed, among other elements, an altar, several objects and images and the skeleton of a peasant's home. Today it would be too expensive to exhibit it due to the high transportation costs.

However, since the early '90s installations have flourished both in quantity and sometimes in quality. Among the artists who work in San Domingo, besides the pioneers Jorge Severino and Soucy de Pellerano, we can cite Danicel, Tony Capellán, Jorge Pineda, Belkis Ramírez. There are also the "absent installers" like Marcos Lora Read and Rachel Payewonsky.

That is the reason why we remarked that "environments and installations have their devotees and the youngsters are not submitted to the academic rule and as a result we find a mix of archaism and sophistication, of Caribbean spirit and universal vision; Tony Capellán being the most endowed and fecund among them." ( La Revista, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe, number 14, June 1992).

Now Tony Capellán, who again represents the Dominican Republic after having been granted the first prize from UNESCO last year, presents a change in his subject and in the ambiance of his installations. Besides choosing the tropical magic and the fantastic imagery for his research, he adds the problems and drama that affect the Dominican Republic and most Latin-American countries - as well as the whole world - to his work.

His work acquired a disquieting feature, a result of indignation, questioning and reflection and intends to cause reflection, indignation and questioning in the spectator. We have deliberately changed the order of the nodes in the "reaction" process. Tony Capellán acts according to the Brechtian theory, causing amazement, establishing a physical and intellectual distance between ourselves and the displayed objects. After the initial surprise and shock, a mechanism of interpretation is activated which - in its turn - impacts our sensibility and conscience.

There is no room for innocence... except the victim's. The containers are displayed, identical and equidistant, lighted by bulbs that, as in the former installations, suggest the atmosphere of jail. In it float the pieces of conviction, all stained. The circular shape of the containers signal the unavoidable character, with no beginning and no end, of aggression and abuse.

Inspired in a fact that no doubt happens nearly always and everywhere - the violation of minors in prison - Tony Capellán's installation acquires a local and universal symbolic dimension. In an inexorable and acute way, it is violence in general that is denounced, working "physiologically" as a set of body/prison cells that represent the defenseless. The allusion to blood, platelets and evidence of another calamity of our era - AIDS - is also present in Manchas - the connotative and denotative title of the work.

As in other installations designed and carried out by Tony Capellán, poetry emerges through the somber subject. But not humor... while in a work done at the same time, La Pasión Después de Monet, the metaphor, which is multisignificant, does not preclude a smile. The preserved nymphs - as they are not roses - remind us of other thorns and to the allegory of stinging pain. Again the artist transmutes his period and life.

Tony Capellán was able to "dematerialize" the artistic conventions according to the theme proposed by the 23a.Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, adding to the fine-arts visuality the commitment to the anguish of reality.


MARIANNE TOLENTINO

Tony Capellan, innovador de las artes visuales contemporáneas en la República DominicanaTONY CAPELLÁN
 


Chronology


Born in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, he studied at the arts department of Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Attended several relief engraving courses, intaglio and serigraphy, the latter at the Art Student League of New York. Lives and works in Santo Domingo.


Solo exhibitions

1996
Casa de Francia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1995
Marcha Forzada, Casa das Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Preguntas sin Respuesta, Centro Europeo de Cerámica, Holland; Exportadores de Almas, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1993
Kábalas, Galería Nader, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Galería Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica; Utopías, Museu de las Casas Reales/Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1992
Mitos del Caribe, Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan/ Galería Raíces, Porto Rico; Amuletos, Casa de Francia
1991
Trucamelos, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Porto Rico; Zona Mágica, Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Trazos Ceremoniales, Culturais, Plaza de la Cultura de Santiago, Chile
1990
Mitología y Ritos, Galería de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1988
Obsesiones Cotidianas, Museo de las Casas Reales, São Domingos, Dominican Republic
1987
Xilografías, Sala de Exposições, Biblioteca Nacional; Grabados, Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic; Ruínas del Gran Hotel, Managua, Nicaragua
1979
Figura de Tiempo, Círculo de Coleccionistas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Group exhibitions
1995
Africus, I Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa;Reaffirming the Spiritual, El Museo del Barrio, New York, United States
1994
22ª Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil
1993
Pintura del Caribe y Centroamérica Hoy, Museu de Arte Moderna da América Latina, Washington, United States; Salón de Verano, Centro de Art Nouveau, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 3º Salón Nacional de Dibujo, Galería Arawak; Museo de Arte Moderno; Pasaporte, San Juan Conservation Studio, Porto Rico; Carib Art, exposição intinerante da/travelling exhibition of Unesco; Los Jurados Exponen, Concurso La Joven Estampa, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba; 10ª Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, San Juan, Porto Rico; Festival Internacional de Fotografia: Fin de Milenio, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1992
1ª Bienal de Pintura del Caribe y Centroamérica; África en América, Vigo, Spain; Encontro com os Outros, Kassel, Germany; Pintura Contemporânea Dominicana, Israel; Concurso Internacional de Escultura, Quebec, Canada; Feria Internacional de Arte de Bogota, Colombia; 18ª Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales
1991
10ª Bienal Internacional de Valparaíso, Chile; 23º Festival Internacional de Pintura, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France; 9ª Bienal de San Juan de Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, SanJuan, Porto Rico; 4ª Bienal de la Habana, Cuba
1990
13º Concurso de Arte E. León Jimenes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo-Paris, Casa de Francia; Sculpture of the Americas into the Nineties, Museu de Arte Moderna da América Latina, Washington, United States; 9ª Trienal Internacional de Gravura (Intergraphic), Germany.
1989
2º Festival Ibero-Americano de Arte e Cultura, Brasília, Brazil; Exposición Certamen de Joven Pintura Dominicana, Casa de Francia; Los Estandartes de la Libertad, Paris, France; 8ª Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1987
La Joven Estampa, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba; 12º Concurso de Arte E. León Jimenes; Arte Dominicano Actual, Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan, Porto Rico; Três Artistas Dominicanos Contemporâneos, Hostos Art Gallery, New York, United States
1986
25 Jóvenes Pintores Dominicanos para las Américas, OEA, Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1985
5ª Exposición Mini-Grabado, Cadaqués; Barcelona, Spain; Taller de Jóvenes Criadores, 12º Festival Mundial da Juventude e dos Estudantes, Moscow, Russia; Bienal de Grabado de Quito, Ecuador
1984
Mostra Internacional de Arte Correo por La Paz, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 6ª Mostra de Gravura Pan-americana, Curitiba, Brazil; 16ª Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas.
1983
6ª Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano.


Awards

1995
UNESCO Promoción de las Artes Prize
1994
UNESCO-Aschberg.
1992
1ª Bienal de Pintura del Caribe y Centroamérica, medalha de ouro, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 18ª Bienal de Artes Visuales, prêmio especial de desenho
1991
10ª Bienal de Arte de Valparaíso, menção honrosa, Valparaíso, Chile; Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano, first prize, San Juan, Porto Rico; 23º Festival Internacional de Pintura de Cagnes-sur-Mer, Jury prize and Public prize, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
1990
17ª Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, 1º Prêmio Nacional de Gravura.
1989
Concurso Bicentenario de la Revolución Francesa, Premio Ex-Aequo de Pintura, Casa de Francia; 1º Salón Nacional de Dibujo, drawing prize, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Fuente
XXIII BIENAL DE SAU PAULO

 

 

 
ARTE Y LITERATURA

 

 

Ureña Rib has seen his work exhibited around the World and holds a prominent position on the Art scene in his own country, but he admits to be particularly drawn to Montreal, which he visits annually. Renting a studio in the downtown Belgo Building, he immerses himself enthusiastically in the creative and diverse atmosphere of Montreal producing here his works.

FERNANDO URENA RIB

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