Adrian was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1973 and graduated from the National School of Art in Havana in 1991. He is the Founder of the Grupo Punto and the Coordenada Arte Sur Project. He is a member of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists. He is an independent creator.
My work addresses the relations between the image and its visual representation, in a process that allows me to travel from the painting to the object and from the latter once more to the bi-dimensional.
For years, my paintings have been torn, cut up, interwoven, enclosed, and inserted into precise spaces, integrating them into a variety of real objects. I conceive of painting as a field of plastic experiences, both virtual and objectual.
Frequently, I incorporate personal or collective references through images of the human body (nudes, portraits), evoking the paradoxical sense that exists between life and death, the real and the apparent, the superficial and the profound. Almost always I make use of counter-posed elements, which may be evident or simulated because other possibilities are hidden behind every image.
- Adrian Rumbaut
Among his personal exhibits the following stand out: Peldaños (Steps), Villa Manuela, Havana, Cuba (2016). ICONS, Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, USA (2013). Diagramas Pictóricos (Pictorial Diagrams), 11th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2012). Contraparte (Counterpart), Cuban Art Space, CCS, New York, USA, Havana, Cuba (2006). Entre Nos/Between Us, Cuban Art Space, CCS, New York, USA (2002).
Has participated in more than seventy collective exhibits, such as: 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2015). Made in Cuba, Santa Mónica Art Studios, California, USA (2015) II y IV Contemporary Cuban Art Salon, CDAV, Havana (1998 and 2005). Cuban Postcards, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway. The 8th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2003) and the 13th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2019).
His works are found among collections in Cuba, United States, Germany, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom and Portugal, among other countries. He has received various prizes and awards such as the Diploma for Artistic Merit granted by the Higher Institute of Art (2007)
Adrian lives and works in Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Echoes of Walking - In Process, Matanzas, Cuba
Installation for the 13th Havana Biennial, 2019