- Iconos Modernos No. 13, 2015
Iconos Modernos No. 13, 2015
Medium Drawing/Collage or other Work on Paper
Certificate of authenticity Included (issued by gallery)
Néstor Félix Arenas Correa, a distinguished artist, was born in Holguín, Cuba, on November 20, 1964. His artistic journey is marked by a profound dedication to his craft and a commitment to artistic excellence.
From 1985 to 1990, Néstor Arenas pursued his artistic education at the esteemed Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. His formative years at ISA laid the foundation for his future artistic endeavors, equipping him with the skills and insights necessary to excel in the art world.
Following his academic pursuits, from 1990 to 1993, Néstor Arenas served as a restorer at the La Periquera History Museum in Holguín, Cuba. During this period, he contributed to the preservation and understanding of historical artifacts, enriching his perspective as an artist.
In 1991, Néstor Arenas assumed the role of curator for the "Genre: Landscape" exhibition held at La Sala Oscura Gallery, Cine Martí, Holguín, Cuba. This curatorial experience allowed him to engage with the art world from a different vantage point, deepening his appreciation for the creative process.
Throughout his career, Néstor Arenas has presented captivating personal exhibitions that showcase his artistic prowess. Notable among these is the 1990 exhibition "Formas Flavio" held at the "El Pasillo" Gallery, Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
In 1994, he participated in the exhibition "In the Dark Part of the City," a collaboration with Magalys Reyes, which was a collateral event to the Fifth Havana Biennial. This exhibition took place at the Art Center 23 and 12 in Havana, Cuba, and further solidified Néstor Arenas' reputation as a noteworthy artist.
In 1998, Néstor Arenas presented "Landscapes and Fragments" at the Lausín & Blasco Gallery in Zaragoza, Spain, expanding his artistic reach to an international audience.
Throughout his artistic journey, Néstor Arenas has also contributed to collective exhibitions and artistic contests, leaving his mark on the Cuban and international art scenes. Noteworthy among his collective exhibitions are his participation in the Contest La Literatura en la Plástica at the Manuel Dositeo Aguilera House of Culture in Holguin in 1985 and his involvement in Bienalisa, a collateral event to the Third Havana Biennial in 1989.
Néstor Arenas' dedication to his craft has been duly recognized with awards such as the "Electa Arenal" Award in 1993, presented by the city of Monterrey, Mexico, as part of the City Hall, Holguín, Cuba.
Néstor Arenas' artistic journey continues to evolve, and his contributions to the world of art remain significant and enduring. His legacy is one of artistic excellence, dedication, and a profound commitment to the creative process.