Quisqueya Henríquez, ‘Ripped Painting 3 Blemish 1’, 2020, Painting, Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, Ana Mas Projects
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Ripped Painting 3 Blemish 1, 2020

Acrylic paint on cotton canvas
43 × 43 in
109.2 × 109.2 cm
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Location
Barcelona, San Juan, Viejo San Juan
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Quisqueya Henríquez
Cuban, b. 1966
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In work infused with irony and grounded in the textures of her home base of Santo Domingo, Quisqueya Henríquez highlights the long-running divide between Western notions of art and the local arts and culture of Latin America. Her practice was forged in the avant-garde Cuban art scene of the late 1980s, expanded in Santo Domingo, and encompasses performance, installation, collage, sculpture, music, and video, not to mention the sights, sounds, and stuff of her Caribbean city. Conflation—of high and low, art and everyday life, and Western art historical movements and indigenous Caribbean crafts—is at the heart of everything she does. By merging, for example, sensational local news headlines and references to High Modernist Abstraction, Henríquez creates jarring juxtapositions that force Latino voices into a realm from which they were historically excluded, while also sending-up stereotypes.

Quisqueya Henríquez, ‘Ripped Painting 3 Blemish 1’, 2020, Painting, Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, Ana Mas Projects
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Quisqueya Henríquez
Cuban, b. 1966
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In work infused with irony and grounded in the textures of her home base of Santo Domingo, Quisqueya Henríquez highlights the long-running divide between Western notions of art and the local arts and culture of Latin America. Her practice was forged in the avant-garde Cuban art scene of the late 1980s, expanded in Santo Domingo, and encompasses performance, installation, collage, sculpture, music, and video, not to mention the sights, sounds, and stuff of her Caribbean city. Conflation—of high and low, art and everyday life, and Western art historical movements and indigenous Caribbean crafts—is at the heart of everything she does. By merging, for example, sensational local news headlines and references to High Modernist Abstraction, Henríquez creates jarring juxtapositions that force Latino voices into a realm from which they were historically excluded, while also sending-up stereotypes.

Ripped Painting 3 Blemish 1, 2020

Acrylic paint on cotton canvas
43 × 43 in
109.2 × 109.2 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Barcelona, San Juan, Viejo San Juan
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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