Luis Enrique Camejo
Luis Enrique CAMEJO
I find my inspiration in post impressionism and most specifically in Seurat, whose interest is based on the physical aspect of painting and the question of formalisation in Art.
However, I feel less attracted by the photographic and scientific aspects which inspired them. I adopt this way of painting as a personal tool of identification within the turmoil of the fragmented and vernacular, changing and pluridimensional reality we see today, that is a metaphor of the idea of dispersion, of the instability of reality, the fragmentation of our discourses, the necessity of showing an image as a space - my sole intention is to recolour the surface with an armour of ordered, deliberately scattered marks of paintbrushes, thus revealing the sensitivity of painting which moves over the extension of the surface and takes shape through the colouration.
I strive to illustrate our contemporary trends, which are as confused as they are indescribable, inappropriate and precarious, as is the spirit of our time, which invades today’s cultural phenomena and all fields of understanding.
LUIS ENRIQUE CAMEJO
Born in 1971, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS :
2006 Sueño, 9th Havana Biennal, Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.
2005 Places, Servando Gallery, Havana, Cuba
Tráfico, Livingstone Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands
2004 Transparencia, Pequeño Espacio.Gallery, National Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Déjà vu, 23 y 12 Gallery Havana, Cuba
2003 Landscapes, Pinar del Rio art Center, Cuba.
Paisajes, Landscapes, Art Center, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Luis E. Camejo ‘s Paintings, San Francisco de Asis Convent, Havana, Cuba. 8 th Havana Biennial
2002 After the Rain Gallery 106, Flatbett, Austin, Texas, USA
2001 Hecho a mano, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1999 Juntos pero no revueltos, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS:
2008 Panamerican project gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
Cuban artists collective show, Intemporel gallery, Paris, France
2006 ARCO 2006, Madrid, Spain
Art Madrid 2006, Madrid, Spain.
Fernando Durán Auction, Madrid, Spain
Art Auction, Corcovan Gallery, Washington, USA
Here and Now, Intemporel gallery, Paris, France
2005 Köln Art Fair, Cologne, Allemagne.
Espacios. Espacios Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
TIAFF 2005, Toronto International Art Fair, Convention center, Toronto, Canada
Zomerbeelden, Livingstone gallery. Den Haag, Neerwinden.
Cuba. The Next Generation. Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA
2004 Cuban from The Inside, Looking Out, Elaine L Jacob gallery, Detroit, USA.
TIAFF 2004, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada.
50 x 40, Havana Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
Monstruos, mounstricos y aspirantes, Lyle O´Reytzel gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2003 5 th painting competition Nicomedes García Gómez, Ségovia, Spain
2002 FAIM 2002, Art Independent Fair, Madrid, Spain
Work on paper. Henaine´s Fine Art Gallery, Port Chester, N. York.
Two nations, Work on paper, Tiomings Museum and National Exhibition. Center, South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada.
2001 Das Shwert und das Seil. Elb Art NN. Hamburg, Germany.
Two nations, Work on paper, Maclaren Art Center, Campus Gallery, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
2000 Cuba hacia el Nuevo milenio”, A y B Gallery , Panama
International private collections.