November 2020, Miami- You are cordially invited to the opening day of the exhibition Ernesto Briel: Iridescent Geometries, curated by Ariel Jimenez.
Opening day: Thursday, November 19, 2020
10am – 6pm
All visitors must RSVP in advance.*
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About Ernesto Briel
Born in Habana in 1943, the Cuban artist Ernesto Briel sought and found in the lyricism of optical art a refuge to the constrains and limitations present in the two decades following the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
As an ecstatic lover of his craft amidst the rationed cultural ideologies of a blocked country and the officialized persecution of homosexuality, Ernesto Briel focused instead on the endless possibilities of geometric abstraction and found in it, the only way to rather reflect on his multidimensional reality than in the restrictive and limiting circumstances of his life.
In time he would evolve from the intricacies of elaborate Indian ink drawings, to a painterly post modernist approach in the last two decades of his life. Yet, no matter what existential and creative challenges he was confronted with, he sought to reconcile them through the endless possibilities of geometry.