Havana, Cuba, 1936
Established Cuban artist Ramon Carulla’s work rests within the tradition of Latin American expressionist and figurative painting.
His works constitute a point of convergence for color, emotion and design. Carulla uses a variety of supports including linen, paper and wood with noticeably provocative images, in a deliberate combination of fantasy and reality. Carulla’s recent works are quiet, meditative and idealistic.
In speaking about his work Carulla states, “We all are jugglers, escapists, rockets, and entertainers in the interminable circus of life.” “The characters that appear in my works fluctuate from eccentric to gallant. Just as many human beings do, these capricious personages are always fighting with their sense of life, and their day to day existence.”
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2006 – Faces & Places to Remember, Frances Wilson Gallery, Miami-Dade Collage, United States
2005 – Recent Drawings Black and White, Coral Gables Library, Florida, United States – Incredible Journey, Colombia Consulate, Florida, United States – Carulla and His Art Work, Sonnet Gallery, Florida, United States
2000 – Ramon Carulla: People and Places, Corbino Galleries, Florida, United States
1998 – The Dreamers, Cuban Collection of Fine Art Gallery, Florida, United States
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2006 – PicassoMio.com
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1994 – Honorable Mention, IX Biennial of Latin American Art, Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
1989 – Honorable Mention, IX Mini-Print International. Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain
1983 – First Prize, VI Biennial of Latin American Art, Antiguo Arsenal Museum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS: – International Center for Contemporary Art, Paris, France – Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, United States – City Art Gallery, Lodz, Poland – Velez-Malaga Museum, Spain – Cuban Museum of Art and Culture – Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, United States – Florean Museum, Maramures, Rumania – Domecq Cultural Institute, Mexico City, Mexico – Japan Print Association Collection, Tokio, Japon – Jose Luis Cuevas Museum, Mexico City, Mexico – National Museum of Engraving, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Rubino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico – Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Museum of Contemporary Art, Brazil – Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada – Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, United States – National Art Center, Giza, Egypt