Contemporary Cuban Artist Josignacio
Friday, November 6, 2009 thru Sunday November 8
Paintings by Josignacio
Art Series Proudly Presents Contemporary Cuban Artist Josignacio. This is a rare exhibit for one weekend only in Asbury Park on Friday 11/6, Saturday 11/7 and Sunday 11/8. The Opening Reception is open to the public on Friday, November 6th 6pm to 9pm at art629 Gallery located at 629 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ. Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres by Branches Catering and Sweets by Market in the Middle will be served.
The Event Partners are Asbury Park Mayor Ed Johnson, art629 Gallery owner Pat Schiavino, Prevention First and Branches Catering. Donations of any amount will be collected to help fund art supplies for the teens of Prevention First’s Project Vision. The Project Vision team will create art and beautify the new Asbury Park Transportation Center inspired by Laura Brunetti. An installment of Project Vision’s art and an original canvas form Josignacio will be donated by Laura Brunetti at an unveiling of the New Asbury Park Transportation Center in 2010. Josignacio’s art donation will be dedicated to the children of Asbury Park.
About the Artist
Born in Cuba, Josignacio is often credited with helping to refocus the Cuban contemporary art world from his native Havana to the Art World of Miami, Florida, the city that adopted him after leaving Cuba in 1989. Josignacio’s extensive exhibitions (almost more than any other artist of his generation), have been well-covered in the media, particularly following his “Best in Show Award” in 1996. Josignacio earned this prominent prize during the Hortt 38 Show (the oldest and most prestigious Juried Art Show of Florida), which took place at the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale; the award was given to one of his plastic paint medium artworks from his ‘Dualism Series’: “The 3 O’clock”. Josignacio’s body of work consists of several series, which he has maintained open for more than 20 years. These series consist of ‘Portrait Series’, ‘Dualism Series’, ‘Abstract Series’, ‘Yoruba Series’, ‘Tauromaquia Series’, etc. With more than sixty Solo-Shows, his technique “Plastic Paint Medium” and his controversial exhibitions have redefined international expectations on Contemporary Cuban Art. Josignacio currently resides and creates his artwork in Miami Beach, Florida.