Monday, June 30, 2014

Leonel Matheu: Crossroads to the Dystopia, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Leonel Matheu: Crossroads to the Dystopia

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Thru September 14, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum – FIU
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

Free Entry

If a single symbol could summarize the iconic work of Leonel Matheu (Havana, 1967), this would be that enigmatic head –a sort of dome- that appears as a constant throughout his work. Self-portrait and collective portrayal of a nation marked by diaspora and dystopia, this symbol embodies the symptoms and stigma of contemporary global society.

 With a masterful use of the synthetic graphic design language, Matheu builds up a personal and yet universal iconography that interweaves in intimate fables of our daily existence. Spirituality, technology, passion, solitude, dreams, chimeras and deceptions are at the core of this thoughtful body of works.