The solo exhibition "sentidos"
In the exhibition "sentidos" the latest works of Alfredo Mendoza are shown. The pictures were all painted between 2017 and 2020. Despite this short period of time, there are several self-contained artist phases, such as the cycle "bano de luz" from 2017 or his works from the series "mirror" The main focus, however, is on the current paintings from 2019 and 2020, which gave the exhibition the name "sentidos", or "sensuality". The exhibition was curated by Alfredo Mendoza Bullain and Xiomara Guilarte in collaboration with Andi Schnelli, artecuba.
"Translate his paintings into pure sensations of the soul. Emotions and sensuality characterize the work of Alfredo Mendoza Bullain, an aspiring young Cuban artist. In his works he materializes emotional and spiritual moments through color and painting. His figures are protagonists of serenity and ambiguity, but without definition of space and time. Each of his brushstrokes leads us to an emotional refuge. But this "Refugio" is full of contradictions in itself: he paints pictures of the human need for embrace, of implied caresses, but also of interchangeable faces with an often boundless distance. Intuitively we want to leave the picture, but at the same time this contradiction leads us deeper and deeper into the picture - until it does not let go of us and we finally sink into it.
Alfredo Mendoza Bullain, born on March 1, 1989 in Media Luna, Granma Province, Cuba, completed his four-year studies in 2008 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Carlos Enrique, Manzanillo. Today he lives and works in Havana. His expressive pictures show people and faces, which he recalls from his imagination and paints and draws on paper without any other aids. He works quickly and often paints like a man possessed. His pictures have a very strong suggestive power. The viewer is literally drawn into the picture. His play with black and white, with empty spaces and density are simply great. He is one of the young and wild young artists of Cuba, who undoubtedly have a great future ahead of them.
Emotions and sensuality characterize the work of Alfredo Mendoza Bullain. In his paintings he materializes emotional and spiritual moments through color and painting. His figures are calm and ambiguous, floating in space and time. His paintings revolve around human emotions, captured in a moment - but not tangible, often faceless and painted with a boundless distance. These contradictions in his paintings touch us - along with his grandiose art of painting and his intuitive knowledge of the coherence of his colours and brushstrokes.
Here you can find more information about Alfredo and an overview of his most important works