Corpus Cavafy, 2003, Acrylic and ink on handmade paper, 31" x 42”

Mario Bencomo (b. 1953, Pinar del Río): Noted for the strong imagery, color and ambiguity of in his paintings, drawings and artist’s books, Bencomo has participated in exhibitions at venues that include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, the Centre d’Art Santa Monica in Barcelona and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, the Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Denver Art Museum, Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., among others. (Cintas for art, 1984-1985)

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