Rhythm, Pulse and Life

01/22/2018     News and Film

How will I create rhythm- a pulse in my work to bring it to life?That is the question at the heart of everything artist Arturo Cabrera paints.Born in Ecuador, Cabrera 's family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old. He attended the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Pennsylvania, where he studied art history and studio art. Upon graduation, Cabrera became a resident artist with his own private studio at the Banana Factory, and arts and education center in Bethlehem, PA. He later moved to New York City, where he worked as a color mixer for renowned artist Jeff Koons for several years.Cabrera's work employs portraiture to reveal larger themes such as his concern for social justice or more private, intimate moments. Cabrera is drawn to the primitive power of paint and how our ancestors painted with different marks and colors to determine what shapes best represent the human form. He counts among his mentors and teachers the Lehigh Valley artists Myron Barnstone, Sandra Corpora, and Erin Anderson. He has exhibited in several group shows, and had a one-man exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. His work is held in private collections throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.Cabrera currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.Cabrera at Freeman'sBeginning Tuesday, February 13 and continuing through Friday, March 9, Freeman 's will host Humanism II, an exhibition with works for sale by artist Arturo Cabrera at our Maine Line gallery.Cabrera 's work focuses on what he calls humanism, a movement and mindset that occurred during the high Italian Renaissance, and explores the human condition through painting. The humanistic mindset pushes the notion that man is God 's greatest creation. His paintings aim to capture the subtle nuances within the human mind which add up to create a multidimensional character. “I believe there is more to humanity than we realize,” Cabrera says, “and people are not as black and white as we seem.”A preview reception will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 7-9pm.RECEPTIONThursday, February 157:00-9:00 PMReservations encouragedEXHIBITIONFebruary 13 - March 9Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pmMonday and Friday appointment onlyFreeman's Main Line, Eagle Village, Wayne, PA 19087For more information, or to RSVP to an event, please contact:Lisa DiCarlo | 610.254.9700 | ldicarlo@freemansauction.com