Recent works by Salvador Corratgé and José Rosabal, two members of the historical abstract Cuban group 10 Pintores Concretos (1958 -1961). Parallel Paths is the first opportunity in 52 years that these two friends have had to exhibit their latest work together, and, because of Corratgé’s unfortunate passing in 2014, is also the last.
Salvador Corratgé (1928 – 2014) and José Rosabal (1935) met in Havana in the late 1950s, while the former was a student at San Alejandro Academy. Both were young painters interested in Geometric Abstraction. By 1960 Corratgé, an active member of the 10 Pintores Concretos, was instrumental in drawing attention to Rosabal’s work, which led to the younger painter’s invitation to join the abstract group.
Both artists follow Joseph Albers’ theory through working with a vast series of colors that complement one another, using them to create areas of visual connections, color-constructing and visually juxtaposing balanced and off-balanced compositions. Corratgé’s artworks have a tendency to be in a square form and monochromatic, while Rosabal is more open to colors, generally working on a vertical master plane.
Rafael DiazCasas is an independent researcher and curator that have been working around abstraction in Cuba in the second half of the 20th century. Currently he is working in a monograph and documentary on the subject
About Latin Art Core Gallery
Latin Art Core Core was founded in 2000 by Israel Moleiro in Little Havana, Miami. The gallery features historic and contemporary works by Cuban and Latin American artists, who range from mid-career artists to major art historical figures like Portocarrero, Lam and Peláez. It exhibits, promotes, sells and offers appraisal services for visual art works from XIX and XX Centuries.
The gallery has a selected inventory of museum quality pieces that are also representatives of the best years of work of the each one of the artists: Cuban Masters as Cundo Bermúdez, Carlos Alfonzo, Mariano Rodríguez, René Portocarrero, Victor Manuel, Agustin Cárdenas, Amelia Peláez and Wifredo Lam, and also contemporary Cuban artists as Tomás Sánchez, Salvador Corratgé, Servando Cabrera Moreno, Pedro Pablo Oliva, and Antonia Eiriz. .