Thursday, March 29, 2012

Isla- Yoan Capote

Isla (see-scape), 2010
Oil, nails and fish hooks on Jute on plywood
200 x 800 cms

Isla is not only a beautiful painting by Yoan Capote, but it is also an amazing work that took 6 months with the help of 30 assistants.
Find out why on Yoan Capote's website here.

Yoan Capote at Rivington Place. Photograph © Thierry Bal 2008

Born in Pinar del Río in 1977, Yoan Capote lives and works in Havana. He completed his art studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte (1991-95), Havana, where he then went on to teach visual art between 2001-03. He received the UNESCO prize during the 7th Havana Biennial (2000) with the artists' collective DUPP (Desde una Pragmática Pedagógica).
He has received several fellowships and residencies including Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (2002); Brownstone Foundation Residency, Paris (2003); Mattress Factory Residency, Pittsburgh (2004); Cuban Artists Fund Grant and Fellowship, New York (2004); Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York (2005); and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York (2006).

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