Carlos Estévez |
(b. Havana, Cuba, 1969; lives and works in Havana).
Carlos Estévez’ work has been described as a blending of the metaphysical and the sociological in the realm of images. His interest in alchemy and the process of artistic creation has influenced a visual language that includes an attention to materials and philosophical metaphors in paintings, graphic works, installations and sculpture. Estévez studied at the Insituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. He received an artist in residency at the Nordic Artists’ Center in Norway in 2000 and Art-OMI, New York in 1998. He has had solo exhibitions internationally including the Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles in 1999 and the Château de la Napoule, France in 1998. His collective exhibitions include the 2000 Havana Biennial where his installation entitled Botellas al mar (Bottles in the ocean) is an homage to the Malecón.
In this interview at the artist's home in Havana in 2000, curator Bill Kelley Jr. speaks to Estevez about his interest in philosophy, alchemy and the history of ideas.