"One of the attractions of painting, is to have the possibility of not thinking, while doing it. For me it is something natural, necessary and vital. The sheer existence allows me to paint, and painting helps to exist."
We are pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition "Yo Soy" by the Cuban artist Miguel A. Machado Suárez. "Yo Soy" will be accompanied with the publication of a monograph on the work of Miguel A. Machado Suárez.
"Yo Soy" [I am] unites different work groups dating from 2016 until 2020, demonstrating the artist's virtuosity and skill of technique. By mixing comic elements with historical painting, traditional three-layer or post-impressionist techniques, the artist addresses universal as well as pictorial questions, thereby fostering vision and thought. For Miguel, being a painter means actual being, which "Yo Soy" impressively visualizes.
Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez – Yo Soy
5 March – 17 April 2021
Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez, born in 1990 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. His work was awarded various prizes, among them the AHS Award of the Asociacion Hermanos Saínz. Miguel A. Machado Suárez lives and works in Havana. "Yo Soy" is Miguel's first solo exhibition in Europe.
The monograph Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez presents a detailed study of the work of the Cuban painter. The publication focuses on four work periods and bodies of work from 2013 until today. The extensive image section is complemented by a comprehensive essay, an interview and biography as well as indicative statements on the working method of the artist. The monograph is the first publication on the work of Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez.
Release date 5 March 2021
Curated by Liatna Rodríguez López