DescriptionROBERTO FABELO (Cuban, b. 1950-)
Caracola (Conch), 2003
Pastel on cardboard
28-1/2 x 26-1/2 inches (72.4 x 67.3 cm)
Signed lower right: Fabelo 2003
Roberto Fabelo studied painting at the National School of Art and later at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana. Fabelo's most recent works in drawing, watercolor, oil, and installation pieces comment on the human condition, incorporating distorted human and animal figures into portraits and fantastic scenery. He employs elements of Expressionism and Surrealism in his work, while at the same time integrating the images into an almost academic and historical setting to question the division between fantasy and reality.
Besides painting, Fabelo teaches art in Cuba and has also worked as an illustrator for novels by the Colombian author, Gabriel García Márquez. His work has been shown in more than forty personal exhibitions and over 500 group exhibitions worldwide, including Cuba, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. He has received numerous awards for his work, including first prize at the Primera Bienal Iberoamericana de la Acuarela, Viña del Mar, Chile (1996), and a UNESCO prize for the promotion of fine art (1996). Fabelo currently resides in Havana, Cuba.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.
Hinged to board on all four edges; 1/2" crease in lower left hand corner; minor crease in upper right hand corner, hidden by mat; pinhole in upper left hand corner, hidden by mat; otherwise in very good condition. Framed under plexi-glass to an overall size of 36.25 x 28.25.
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