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José Ángel Vincench

José Ángel Vincench

Cuba • Born in: 1973

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Cuban artists

José Ángel Vincench, was born in Holguin, Cuba, in 1973. He attended the Elementary School of Plastic Arts of Holguín in Cuba (1985-1988) then the Higher School of the same city (1988-1992) and finally the Higher Institute of Art of Havana (1992-1997).

José Ángel Vincench is a conceptual artist who, unlike the Orthodox representatives of such a trend, has always intentionally preferred to "alter" his works with sociological, religious and political content. His conceptualism is guided by questions about Cuban social life. José Ángel Vincench is an intellectual, rational and analytical artist and clearly tends to take a critical position within art.

After having developed his work around Cuban beliefs of African origin, establishing a link between the social, the religious, the ritual and the myth from the interpretation of symbols and the composition of poetic metaphors, art thus became for him a weapon of confrontation and denunciation, an act of faith in freedom and democracy. Vincench created and continues to produce one of the most daring, courageous and important works of Cuban contemporary art.

Art critic Janet Batet said: "With an extremely rigorous conceptual proposal, José Ángel Vincench bases his work on the history of art, in particular on the Cuban tradition of abstract art, deconstructing Cuban reality and encouraging a critical reading.Leaning, as a central subject, in the social and religious entity that embodies the Cuban people, the artist addresses areas of research typical of sociology, integrating popular beliefs, personal life experiences and current socio-political events in recent island history. "

José Ángel Vincench first exhibited in the United States in Miami in 2011, and since 2016 he has been represented by Thomas Jaeckel Gallery in New York.

In 2019 his work was very noticed at the Biennale de La havane.

Works by José Ángel Vincench belong among others to the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the Frost Museum in Miami, the Rubin Foundation in New York, the Perez collection in Miami, the UBS art collection , the Chris von Christierson Collection in London, the Celia Birbragher collection in Miami, the CIFO Collection in Miami and many private collections around the world.

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José Ángel Vincench, was born in Holguin, Cuba, in 1973. He attended the Elementary School of Plastic Arts of Holguín in Cuba (1985-1988) then the Higher School of the same city (1988-1992) and finally the Higher Institute of Art of Havana (1992-1997).

José Ángel Vincench is a conceptual artist who, unlike the Orthodox representatives of such a trend, has always intentionally preferred to "alter" his works with sociological, religious and political content. His conceptualism is guided by questions about Cuban social life. José Ángel Vincench is an intellectual, rational and analytical artist and clearly tends to take a critical position within art.

After having developed his work around Cuban beliefs of African origin, establishing a link between the social, the religious, the ritual and the myth from the interpretation of symbols and the composition of poetic metaphors, art thus became for him a weapon of confrontation and denunciation, an act of faith in freedom and democracy. Vincench created and continues to produce one of the most daring, courageous and important works of Cuban contemporary art.

Art critic Janet Batet said: "With an extremely rigorous conceptual proposal, José Ángel Vincench bases his work on the history of art, in particular on the Cuban tradition of abstract art, deconstructing Cuban reality and encouraging a critical reading.Leaning, as a central subject, in the social and religious entity that embodies the Cuban people, the artist addresses areas of research typical of sociology, integrating popular beliefs, personal life experiences and current socio-political events in recent island history. "

José Ángel Vincench first exhibited in the United States in Miami in 2011, and since 2016 he has been represented by Thomas Jaeckel Gallery in New York.

In 2019 his work was very noticed at the Biennale de La havane.

Works by José Ángel Vincench belong among others to the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the Frost Museum in Miami, the Rubin Foundation in New York, the Perez collection in Miami, the UBS art collection , the Chris von Christierson Collection in London, the Celia Birbragher collection in Miami, the CIFO Collection in Miami and many private collections around the world.

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When was José Ángel Vincench born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1973