Orestes Gaulhiac

Orestes  Gaulhiac
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About the Artists:

An internationally acclaimed painter and ceramist, Orestes Gaulhiac is recognized for his diversity in style and technique. Influenced by his modest roots growing up in the surrounding countryside of Santiago de Cuba, Gaulhiac's works reflect an appreciation for the simple, natural elements of life as well as various "states of spirit" he believes we all experience.

Gaulhiac delves into the complexities of modern-day life by bestowing human qualities on fish, birds and animals. Folklore comes alive in recognizable, yet redefined renderings of rural scenes populated with animals, plants, fruit, dolls and circus acts. His playful universe celebrates the grandeur of animals and nature altogether.        

In addition, Gaulhiac's borderless universe incorporates kings, queens, deities, virgins, mythological heroes, and clowns. His presentation of intertwined and overlapping figures takes his characters outside of class. Gaulhiac explores slanted, improbable relationships between rulers (the wealthy and powerful) on one hand and their subjects (the less affluent or fortunate) on the other.

The artist describes his use of iconic roles such as royals and servants to reflect emotional experiences internal to all people. He calls these "moments of the soul." The artist expands on this idea, "At times we feel like kings, at others times, fools, and from time to time, clowns."

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Guajiro volando (Country boy returning)
Orestes Gaulhiac
August 16 - August 30, 2019
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Detras de la Mancha (Behind the Surface)
Orestes Gaulhiac
August 18 - September 1, 2017
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Un Dia en Santiago (A Day in Santiago)
Orestes Gaulhiac
August 19 - August 31, 2016
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Del Espíritu (Of the Spirit)
Hector Frank, Orestes Gaulhiac, Isolina Limonta, Mayling Hernandez Monzon, Yamile Pardo and Saskia Verger
August 7 - August 28, 2015
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Del Espíritu (Of the Spirit)
Hector Frank, Orestes Gaulhiac, Isolina Limonta, Mayling Hernandez Monzon, Yamile Pardo and Saskia Verger
July 10 - August 2, 2015
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