Israel Molerio, President
of Latin Art Core Gallery
cordially invites you to
the opening reception of

Salvador Corratgé.

Un Mar de Formas

on Friday, November 28th, 7 – 11 p.m.

Catalog essay by Elsa Vega

at their new location

1646 SW 8th St.
Little Havana
Miami, Fl. 33135

305 989 9085

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Left: Untitled, #3, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 in. Right: Untitled, #4, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 in.
Left: Untitled, #3, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 in. Right: Untitled, #4, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 in.

 

 Six of the Cuban group Diez Pintores Concretos, from left to right: Salvador Corratgé, Luis D. Martinez Pedro, Loló Soldevilla, Pedro de Oraá, Jose  Angel Rosabal, and Sandú Darié.
Six of the Cuban group Diez Pintores Concretos, from left to right: Salvador Corratgé, Luis D. Martinez Pedro, Loló Soldevilla, Pedro de Oraá, Jose Angel Rosabal, and Sandú Darié.

November 28, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Un Mar de Formas

“Salvador Corratgé, (1928 – 2014) one of the youngest of the Ten Concrete Painters group – Los Diez Pintores Concretos-, started this type of painting motivated by the quest for perfection that only geometry can offer.  His love for painting and Japanese design gave his work the precise touch of lineal purity.  Many sketches come before Corratge empty canvas and it is precisely in that progressive construction that a complex structure takes shape, characterized by a rigorous order and a mathematical balanced proportion.   However, this creator knew how to transcend that rational base and adapt it to his own nature to develop a very personal work.  The concrete painting of Salvador Corratgé is articulated in a space of infinite geometrical forms organized with intellect and sensibility.  The palette of colors moves, indistinctly, between sober tones reduced in many occasions to the exclusive use of white and black, up till more brilliant and warm tones.

 

Untitled, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 23 x 28 in.
Untitled, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 23 x 28 in.

For years, Corratgé was able to obtain a peculiar hybrid, which coherently mixed geometric abstraction with informal expressionist.  This overlap of margins between both abstract currents enabled him to boost his original style.  While going through unexplored and heterogeneous roads, the artist use his renovating spirit and was able to obtain for many years works that stand out, in some cases because of the gesture of continuous chromatic changes and in others for the structuring of strict geometric profiles.”   Elsa Vega, 2014, Curator of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana.

Salvador Corratgé, Untitled No. 5, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in.
Salvador Corratgé, Untitled No. 5, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in.

 


About Latin Art Core Gallery

Latin Art Core Core Gallery 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 Cuban 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, Rene Portocarrero, Victor Manuel, Agustín Cárdenas, Amelia Peláez and Wifredo Lam, and also Contemporary Cuban artists as Tomás Sánchez, Salvador Corratgé, Servando Cabrera Moreno, Ruben Alpízar, Pedro Pablo Oliva, and Antonia Eiriz.

Latin Art Core Gallery will be participating in Concept Art Fair,
from December 3 – 7, 2014, booth No. 103

Latin Art Core is a cultural icon interacting with the best of the artistic and cultural tradition in Miami. It is located in the heart of the historical district very well-known as “Little Havana”, also as Calle 8 in Spanish, inserted in the middle of the cultural crossroads that is Miami itself, surrounded by a cinemateque, restaurants, cafeterias, stores, cultural and community centers, and everything else reflecting the wide spectrum of ethnic backgrounds in Miami.


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1646 SW 8th St

Little Havana

Miami, Fl. 33135

305 989 9085

imoleiro@hotmail.com

www.LatinArtCore.com

Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm