Roberto Fabelo (b. 1950)
Roberto Fabelo (b. 1950)

Mar rojo

Details
Roberto Fabelo (b. 1950)
Mar rojo
signed, dated and titled 'Fabelo, 2015, Mar Rojo' (lower right), signed, dated and titled again 'Fabelo, "MAR ROJO" 2015' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
84 x 143 ¼ in. (213.4 x 364 cm.)
Painted in 2015.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist.

Lot Essay

Perhaps inspired by the fabulous storytelling in novelist Gabriel García Márquez's most famous book, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Fabelo has adopted a similar style of magical realism for his highly enchanting art. Fascinated by myths, dreams and fairy tales, the Havana-based artist employs both caricature and symbolism—in the form of animals, nudes and everyday objects—to convey his personal and social concerns. Creating hybrid creatures that confront good and evil, the beautiful and the grotesque, and what's imaginary and what's real, Fabelo creates a fantastic vision of life from a distinctive personal point of view.

Text excerpted from Paul Laster, “Seeing Life Through Roberto Fabelo’s Visionary Eyes,” in Art Pulse, vol. 9, no. 31, 22, 2017. Used by permission.
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