Omar Godinez "Credo". Painting and graphics automatic translate
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The new project of Omar Godines presents a series of paintings and graphic works that reflect the artistic analysis of ancient, pre-Columbian and Afro-Cuban myths in a symbolic interpretation of images, their contact with Russian culture, reflections on the eternal mysteries of life, expressed in modern plastic language.
Latin American art can not be imagined without a special storyline associated with myths, rituals and cosmology. Originating in Cuban art in the 30s of the XX century, this line, which determined the basic principle of the national identity of culture, in combination with modern world achievements in art, was developed in the works of modern Cuban artists.
Mythological thinking is a characteristic feature of the work of Omar Godines. In addition to Afro-Cuban themes, characteristic of Cuban culture, the vast repertoire of plastic works of Godines dedicated to the art of the primordialists of the island of the pre-Columbian era, the Indians of the tribes secretly and siboney, a distinctive feature of whose artistic taste was abstraction. But not only the return to basics and deep philosophical reflections on the eternal mysteries of life worry the author. In his plastic myths - the magic of human creation, and the place of man in the universe, and the entire volume of thoughts, feelings and problems of modern man. In essence, this is a translation into the language of plasticity of sensations, thoughts, actions, and phenomena. An important aspect of the artist’s work is the study of the processes of artistic oppositions, mergers and contacts of various civilizations.
“For Omar Godines, the constant enigma is the link between man and nature. This is the mystery of the relationship between reality and myth. The drawing by Omar Godines reliably supports a picturesque envelope, charged with lyricism. His painting is extremely poetic "(Waldo González, the magazine" Bohemia "p. 58. 06/30/1993).
“The most brightly drawn thematic line of Omar Godines’s works is an artistic analysis of ancient African American culture, the processes of fusion of various cultures, their refraction in their own world and in contemporary art... However, such a deeply subjective and intuitive method of mastering artistic space, rooted in the national tradition, is not prevents the artist from using the full range of modern art tools. Working with the constantly updated occult language, addressing the eternal themes of the sacred in man, Omar Godinez can certainly count on an active response from the viewer ”(Elena Romanova, art historian. 1995).
Omar Godinez was born in Havana in Cuba, graduated from the San Alejandro Art School in Havana and MGHI them. V.I. Surikov in Moscow. Participant of the project "Caribbean Art Today" in the "Document" (Kassel, Germany. 1994), curator of the Festival of Ibero-American Culture in Russia (2000-2003). Member of the jury of the Animation Films Competition of the III Open Film Festival of the Non-fiction Animation Film “Frescos of the North” (2007). Solo exhibitions in Cuba, Austria, Mexico, USA, Spain, Czech Republic and Russia. The artist’s works are in the collections: Center for the Development of Fine Arts (Cuba), Museum of the Americas (USA), Museum of Albrusia (Italy), Museum of the Central House of Artists, Museum of Fine Arts (Kaluga), Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, State Museum of V.V. Mayakovsky, Museum "Zverev Center for Contemporary Art", and others.