CARLOS GARCÍA DE LA NUEZ
(b. 1959 in Havana, Cuba)
based in Mexico City, Mexico


Carlos García de la Nuez is a member of the renowned 1980s generation of Cuban artists, whose works differentiated from other contemporaries, noticeably in their intentional distancing from political criticism as a form of expression. This generation was interested in establishing and legitimizing new values of art for art’s sake, gathering inspiration from art movements happening outside of Cuba. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1959, the artist’s paintings explore abstraction and semiotics through the use of color, texture and scale. García de la Nuez participated in the historic 1982 exhibition titled "4x4" with colleagues Gustavo Acosta, José Franco and Moses Finalé.

In 1979 García de la Nuez entered the San Alejandro Academy of Arts and in 1983 completed his studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. He received his Masters of Arts in 1988 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, upon receiving a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation. He spent a decade working and living in Paris, where he exhibited across Europe and was selected to participate in a silkscreen portfolio, Kinderstem, published by Domberger-Edition in Germany that featured García de la Nuez along with Max Bill, Sol LeWitt, Keith Haring, Christo, among others. In the early 1990’s García de la Nuez relocated in Mexico City, where he currently works and lives.

The artist’s works have been exhibited in various museums around the world including Boston, New York, Miami, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Mexico City, San Jose, Panama City, Canada, Paris, Berlin, Stuttgart, London, Madrid, Moscow and Havana.

His work has been awarded the Painting Award 13 de Marzo from the University of Havana and the James Guasch Prize Foundation in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2006 it was selected for a collective show, Pinturas del Silencio, presented in the sixth Biennial of Havana.

García de la Nuez’s paintings are in various collections such as the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Colección Jumex, Mexico; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, USA; Housatonic Museum of Art, USA; Collection Francois et Danielle Mitterrand, France; Museum of Costa Rican Art, Costa Rica; Regional Art Museum Morelia, Mexico; Museum of Art of Queretaro, Mexico; Universidad Iberoamericana University, Mexico; Colección Bimbo, Mexico; among others.

First exhibiting with Sin Sin Fine Art in 2016.

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Carlos García de la Nuez

Artworks

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C. GARCÍA DE LA NUEZ Bauhaus mixed media on canvas 150x120 cm, 2017 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
C. GARCÍA DE LA NUEZ Last Year mixed media on canvas 150x120 cm, 2017 in BOUNDLESS VOYAGE - a group exhibition at Art Central & Sin Sin Fine Art | 2017
Carlos García de La Nuez Amelia Earhart mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Malevich mixed media on canvas, 150 x 120 cm, 2015 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Four Houses of Fire mixed media on canvas, 150 x 120 cm, 2015 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Dos mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Infinite mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez 21 Windows mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez 9 Houses mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Star Flower mixed media on canvas, 110 x 290 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Seven Conversations mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Untitled mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez To heaven mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez The Balance mixed media on canvas, 150 x 120 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Cardinals Points mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez The Game mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016
Carlos García de La Nuez Praxis, Logos mixed media on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, 2016 in C. Garcías De La Nuez - Cardinals - a solo exhibition | 23 Sep - 11 Nov 2016