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Arxlenin Barthelemy Collejo

My transformation into a professional plastic artist owes greatly to the guidance from a Havana based artistic project named “Comunidad Artística YETI-UNEAC”. My natural inclination to painting abstracts has evolved now into a full-time career that I hope you will enjoy.

My most recent works have been described by YETI´s curator, Mariam Bonachea Brizuela, as follows: “Heiress of the geometric abstraction that so much influenced a great part of Cuban plastics during the 1950s –in particular, “The Ten Cuban Concretion Painters” group-, Arxlenin´s pieces allow the viewer to discover new and intricate universes composed exclusively of geometrical shapes. These are the protagonists of symmetric and balanced compositions playing with kinetic and optical art. Pigments are printed without degradations and using sometimes pastel shades that help to identify the style of this young painter. Her works become oneiric spaces that stay hidden and feed the viewers´ anxiety for their full discovery”.

EDUCATION

BA cum laude in Economics, Havana University, Cuba, 2005

Master of Business Administration, Havana University, Cuba, 2009

Basic Course in Plastic Arts, Comunidad Artística YETI-UNEAC, 2013

Workshop on creative training techniques, Comunidad Artística YETI-UNEAC, 2014

Diploma in painting techniques, Comunidad Artística YETI-UNEAC, 2014

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

2015

- 12th Havana Biennale, Cuba: Plan Jaba, Angelus Gallery/Japanese Park, Havana, Cuba
- Woman´s words, Museo Fragua Martiana, Havana, Cuba

2014

- Graduation of 2014´s class of plastic artists, Angelus Gallery Havana, Cuba
- Variarte, Dr. Pedro Baeza Vega Gallery, Havana, Cuba
- 3rd Salon of Plastic Arts “Playetín” (small format), Angelus Gallery, Havana, Cuba
- Clave Iluminada, Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba

2013

- Honoring the 85th anniversary of Antonia Eiriz´s birth, Angelus Gallery, Havana, Cuba

AWARDS

- Graduation of 2014´s class of plastic artists, Angelus Gallery, Havana, Cuba, Award
- 3rd Salon of Plastic Arts “Playetín” (small format), Angelus Gallery, Havana, Cuba, Mention
- 2nd Salon of Abstract-Non Abstract Arts “Alahabana”, Angelus Gallery, Havana, Cuba, Mention

MEMBERSHIPS

- Comunidad Artística YETI-UNEAC, Member