: The Age of the Wind
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to announce The Age of the Wind, a solo show of Cuban-born artist Jorge Rios. We will be presenting a new body of work, with several paintings and watercolors. The show opens on May 1st and closes on July 10th.
The artist describes these paintings as composed of two main elements: “Nature as a metaphor for the substantive real-world and text as a symbol for knowledge. The paradox of describing natural phenomena – that not only precede humanity but are by definition untraceable – is a metaphor to our contradictory instinct of understanding the universe and the narrow limits of this understanding. The structure of the text is always the same grandiose phrase This was the first… This intentional repetition acts as an echo to the repetitive rhetoric and language structure common in religious narratives.”
Jorge Rios’s work transcends the flatness of ordinary visual language reaching the subtlety, ambivalence, and complexity that we perceive more clearly in other art forms such as music or poetry. Rios tries to establish through his art a link between the individual experience of reality and the totality of existence.
He currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
I am interested in the metaphysical implications of art; my work exists as a reminder of our need for a primordial truth. I believe this primordial truth cannot be fully understood through reason or logic but through a more intuitive, emotional, and sensorial process such as the one the aesthetic experience provides.
1988 Havana, Cuba.
Lives and works in Chicago, USA.
2023 – MFA. Sam Fox School (Pending). Washington University in St. Louis. MO, USA.
2021 – BFA. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. IL, USA.
2007 – BA. National Academy of Arts “San Alejandro”. Havana, Cuba.
2008-2011 – Drawing Department. National Academy of Arts “San Alejandro”. Havana, Cuba.
2009-2011 – Coordinator of the Latin American Department. National Academy of Arts “San Alejandro”. Havana, Cuba.
2021 – La Edad del Viento (Forthcoming). Pan American Art Projects. Miami, United States.
2019 – “June 16, 2018”. Pan American Art Projects. Miami, United States.
2017 – Cellar Door. Cevor Latin American Art. Miami, United States.
2015 – Las Moscas. Threshold One. García Squared Contemporary. Kansas City, United States. 2013 – Recent Work. Habana Libre Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2012 – Ode to my Generation. 11 Havana Biennale. Havana Cuba.
2011 – Living is Easy with Eyes Closed. 23 y 12 Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2020 – Pinta Miami Live. Pan American Art Projects. Online Art Fair.
2020 – 100 Years of Cuban Art. Pan American Art Projects. Miami, USA.
2019 – Art Miami. Pan American Art Projects. Miami, USA.
2019 – Vitamin L. Pan American Art Projects. Miami, USA.
2018 – LA Art Show. Blink Group Gallery. Los Angeles, USA.
2017 – Art Miami. Pan American Art Projects. Miami, USA.
2017 – Art vs Fetichism. Pan American Art Projects ANNEX. Miami, USA.
2017 – City Remix. Concrete Space. Miami, United States.
2017 – Eighteen. The Most Influential Emerging Artists in Miami. Blink Group Gallery. USA.
2014 – Threshold One. García Squared Contemporary. Kansas City, United States.
2012 – Habana Up. Cassa di Risparmio di San Marino. San Marino Republic.
2012 – Habana Up. Cervantes Institute. Rome, Italy.
2010 – XIV FITH, Tehuacán. Tehuacán. México.
2009 – De Fly. 10 Havana Biennale. National Academy of Arts “San Alejandro”. Havana, Cuba.
2006 – Pedro Borrás Astorgas Fundation. Madrid. España
2020 – 100 Years of Cuban Art. Invaluable Auctions Online.
2019 – Tschida, Anne. A Chinese “apartment” lands in Miami, and other artistic sightings in June. Miami Herald. June 10. https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/article230947028.html
2019 – Machado, Alejandro. Junio 16, 2018. Art on Cuba magazine. May 18.