Bernardo NAVARRO TOMAS
Statement: My current work focuses on the experience of living in urban life. In my adopted home of New York City, there is a speed and an electric energy that inspires me. There is this constant tension of needing to survive amongst the masses, but yet. wanting to create and exist in sheer isolation. In my paintings I try to depict the distorted glance of every corner in the city. The newspaper collages I impose on my works represent the constant noise and chatter I hear on the streets. My lines and colors do not intend to define, but to represent. It is as though the buildings, the people, the speed and the spirit of the city all meld together in color, rhythm and form.
Born: 1977, Havana, Cuba. Lives and works between New York, Havana and Miami.
Shows: 2018 Unweaving the Spectrum CONTRA ART GALLERY New York, NY.
2017 City Limits EL BARRIO ART SPACE PS 109 New York, NY. 2016 I am one of those people. BRONX LATIN AMERICAN ART BIENNIAL Bronx, NY. 2015 Stealing Base LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MUSEUM Louisville, KY. 2014 Stealing Base OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART Atlanta, GA. The Many Faces GALLERY SENSEI New York, NY. 2013 Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART Queens, NY. La Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO New York, NY. Stealing Base THE 8th FLOOR New York, NY. Swipe NATIONAL ART CLUB New York, NY. Piano Project SING FOR HOPE New York, NY. Ancestry MULTICULTURAL ART CENTER OF CAMBRIDGE Boston, MA- 2012. RedVILLAGE @GUREJE Brooklyn, NY -2008 History and Memory BRONX LATIN AMERICAN ART BIENNIAL Bronx, NY.
Collections: Indiana University Art Museum US, Donald and Shelley Rubin Collection US, Center for Cuban Studies US, La Siempre Habana Mexico. Private collections in US, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Germany.