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Teo Beceiro

Teo Beceiro, Havana, Cuba

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About Artist

In my work I emphasize the gesture that derives in individual ability and personality. I like to dig into the emotions starting from my own and work on them from an ironic and satirical perspective to communicate and make the viewer think. I enter the images to reveal what is hidden behind them, so that on their own they show the character of the idea.

I use balanced compositions where the monochromatic predominates, and only give strokes of color to accentuate certain areas where I want to bring attention.

In my work Neorealism and Pop Art are very present because both reflect contemporary social reality. In my paintings and drawings you will not find the fantastic or the abstract. I work the images as they are, without excluding details or elements as ugly or low from an objective point of view.

I use dry techniques, such as pastel and charcoal because of the texture and richness these materials provide to the work, as well as acrylic, which I only use according to the need and the characteristics of each piece. I do not use a definite support. I work on many materials like canvas, cardboard, paper, corrugated cardboard, wood or mirrors. The choice of an endorsed support also depends on the needs of the work and what I want to say with each one of them.


En mi obra hago enfasis en la gestualidad que deriva en aptitud y personalidad individual. Me gusta hurgar en las emociones partiendo de las mias propias y trabajarlas desde una perspectiva ironica y satirica, que comunique y haga reflexionar al espectador. Entro en las imágenes y dejo al descubierto aquello que se esconde detrás de ellas para que por si solas muestren el caracter de lo que con ellas quiero decir. Uso composiciones balanceadas donde lo monocromático predomina, y solo doy golpes de color para acentuar determinadas areas donde quiero llevar la atención.
En mi trabajo están muy presentes el Neorrealismo y el Pop Art pues ambos reflejan la realidad social contemporanea. En mis pinturas y dibujos no encontraran lo fantástico o lo abstracto. Trabajo las imagenes tales como son, sin excluir detalles o elementos por feos o bajos que sean desde un punto de vista objetivo.
Uso tecnicas secas, tales como el pastel y el carboncillo debido a la textura y la riqueza que estos materiales proporcionan a la obra, asi como el acrilico, que solo lo uso segun la necesidad y las caracteristicas de cada pieza. No uso un soporte
definido. Trabajo sobre muchos materiales como lienzo, cartulina, papel, carton corrugado, madera o espejos. El escoger un soporte determinado también va en dependencia de las necesidades de la obra y de lo que quiero decir con cada una de ellas.

EDUCATION
2003-2007
Art History workshop with Professor Antonio Alejo Alejo, Havana, Cuba
Printmaking workshop with Cuban artist Nelson Dominguez, Havana, Cuba
Fine Arts workshop with Cuban painter Agustin Villafana, Havana, Cuba
Drawing workshop with Cuban painter Javier Guerra, Havana, Cuba
Composition workshop with Cuban painter Armando Bacarcel, Havana, Cuba
Ceramic workshop with Cuban artist Adelaida Herrera, Havana, Cuba
1998 Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (BFA), National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
2do Round, Theater-Gallery, ABANICO, Arts and Minds Center, Miami, FL, USA
2008 Si no pinto, me muero (If I do not paint, I die), Theater-Gallery, ABANICO, Arts and Minds Center, Miami, FL, USA
2007 Esto no lo entiende nadie (This is not understood by anyone), ILAM Foundation, Municipal Museum of Emerald, Camaguey, Cuba
2006 Aquí no hay miedo (Here there is not fear), Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2006 El rostro, el Cuerpo y el Alma (The Face, the Body and the Soul), Guerrero Gallery, Havana, Cuba

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Venta-Matic/Art o Matic, Arts Connection Foundation, Miami, FL, USA
2016 Trespassing Towards Relevance, Arts Connection Foundation, Miami, FL, USA
2015 Context Art Miami, Booth Arts Connection Foundation, Art Basel week, Miami, FL, USA
2014 The Kiss, Miguel Rodez Art Projects, Miami, FL, USA
2013 Beauty Marked.t, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2011 Private Showing, Villa Diego Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
2009 Identidades Marcadas (Marked Identities), Theater-Gallery Area Stage Company, Miami, FL, USA
2007 EDGE 46 Gallery, Art Basel week, Miami, FL, USA
2007 Kunstraum Kzeuzberg . Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2006 Somos lo que hay (We are what we are), Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba
2005 Instituto Pedagógico Latinoamericano y Caribeño, Havana, Cuba

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2008-2012
Advertising Graphic Designer: Mojito para Tres, Elain in Concert, Red Handed, Tour de Force, Stories from the Sidewalk, AMJAM, Cartas de Amor a                        Stalin, The Bear, Perhaps She’ll Die, Crescendo, A & M Gala, The Melting Moon, Miami, FL, USA
2008-201 Technical Director, ABANICO Theater, Arts and Minds Center, Miami, FL, USA
2008-2009 Scenery design for Theater Plays: Mojito para Tres, Coser y Cantar, Amanecí como con ganas de morirme, Stories from the Sidewalks, Miami, FL,                             USA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Soler, Luis, “Si no pinto, me muero”, Coconut Grove Grapevine newspaper, October 2008, Miami, FL, USA

TEXT
“El acercamiento de Teo al mundo de la pintura”, El Rostro, el Cuerpo y el Alma exhibition catalogue, words by the art history Professor Antonio Alejo, Guerrero Gallery, 2006, Havana, Cuba
“Un acto de valentía y respeto”, El Rostro, el Cuerpo y el Alma exhibition catalogue, words by the the Cuban painter Juan Carlos Anzardo, Guerrero Gallery, 2006, Havana, Cuba

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