Apr 30, 2023

Pan American Art Projects

Pan American Art Projects

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Miami, FL 33138
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Marlon Portales: Poems of Nature

April 15 - June 3, 2023

Pan American Art Projects is pleased to announce Poems of Nature, a solo show of new paintings by Marlon Portales. It will be on view from April 15th to June 3rd of 2023, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, April 15, from 6 to 9 pm.

The exhibition proposes an open-minded, hospitable, and unpredictable painting experience, which aims to escape from the bi-dimensional format by offering the audience a different way of approaching the pictorial art object. The staging is inspired by the journey and the migrations of the author, his dreams, nightmares, intimate relationships, and physical and spiritual dimensions, seen from the aesthetics of portraits and landscapes.

The artist presents portraits that capture those traumatic and immutable states of mind that reveal characters in transit, as if in a state of shock, almost lost in their gaze, contemplative. His landscapes become mental, physical, and metaphysical sensory spaces. Portales invites the viewers to immerse themselves in his poetic universe, which includes a site-specific fresco.

Marlon Portales (Cuba, 1991) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Miami, Florida. He graduated with honors from the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana in 2018. During his studies, Portales demonstrated exceptional academic and professional achievements. Portales has explored various mediums, including installation, video art, photography, performance, and digital art. However, his main focus and passion lie in painting. His unique and captivating works have been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the globe, including Spain, Germany, Italy, Panama, the United States, and Cuba.

About Pan American Art Projects

Pan American Art Projects was established in 2001 with the mission to exhibit and promote established and emerging artists from North, Central and South America, providing a context for dialogue between the various regions. We represent a strong roster of contemporary artists of the Americas and hold a collection of important works from Cuba, Argentina, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our programming reflects these complementary arenas providing a comprehensive historical context for contemporary tendencies in the visual arts from these regions.

The gallery was born from the personal collection of our owner, Robert Borlenghi, who as a founding member of MOCA Los Angeles made his first trip to Haiti in 1990 and found many great artists that were relatively unknown to collectors in the U.S. He made it his mission to collect and exhibit underrepresented artists from Haiti, Jamaica and later Cuba. This mission then transferred to our gallery when we opened in Dallas in 2001, when we began adding actively represented artists from North and South America.

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