Peter Nadin exhibition open in Cuba
US-British artist Peter Nadin's El primer trazo (The First Mark) exhibition opens this Saturday in Havana, featuring a collection of his most recent works combining agriculture and art in the essential routine of the struggle for life.
The exposition, on through October at the San Francisco de Asis Convent in Old Havana, features 18 paintings, 4 sculptures and a book in which the artist links elements such as beeswax, burlap, goat's wool and indigo.
Nadin first visit to Cuba was in 1992 as an agriculturist. This time he is in Cuba at the invitation of the Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art and to pursue his interest in Cuba's environmental and ecological activism.
President of the Cuban National Visual Arts Council Ruben del Valle has called Nadin's art "a profoundly humanistic work of resistance; a vision that opposes itself to the current trend of homogenization."
Born in England, Peter Nadin has lived in the United States since 1976 where he has taken influences from the most important contemporary art movements in the US, including abstractionism and conceptualism.
El primer trazo exhibition will travel to several different venues in Cuba for a year in the provinces of Pinar del Rio, La Habana and Matanzas.
Source: Radio Habana Cuba