Sergio Ruiz Cuban Master Painter

Sergio Ruiz Cuban Master Painter

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Sergio Ruiz belongs to the avant-garde/figurative artists' period of Rene Portocarrero, Wilfredo Lam, Cundo Bermúdez and others (many of whom he knew on a personal basis).

Sergio Ruiz was born in Las Villas, Cuba in 1922. Has participated in over 50 exhibitions worldwide both, individually and group exhibitions: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, United States and Japan. As a young man, he studied art at the prestigious ‘La Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, San Alejandro’, Havana, Cuba.
Sergio left Cuba in 1963 and moved to Madrid, Spain. In addition to exhibiting his work and traveling, particularly to Paris, this was a period of great activity devoting himself to painting, drawing, and illustration. Sergio moved to Caracas, Venezuela in 1967, where he established his residence, naturalized and lived until his death in 2010. During that time, exhibited in the United States and Venezuela concentrating on canvasses, wood, lithography, etchings, collages, engravings and other media. And regularly published work in leading Venezuelan newspapers and magazines. Throughout his life, Sergio’s work was been recognized and recipient of international prestigious awards.

“In my work the base is the drawing, and the first impression of it is almost always a juxtaposition of multiple forms/shapes through which appears an element of poetry and humor: A supposedly dramatic figure or sometimes a machinery which sees its own plan or design frustrated” (Sergio Ruiz)



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