Movements in Stillness: The Still-Life Paintings of Edgar Soberon
October 24 through January 24, 2010
Edgar Soberon’s classically elegant still-life paintings are grounded in the work of the old as well as the modern masters. A contemporary painter and printmaker now based in San Miquel de Allende, Mexico, Soberon’s works speak to the long tradition of painting still life in the Hispanic world as exemplified by works of Spanish masters such as Francisco de Zurbaran and Francisco de Goya. The artist is recognized for his mastery of technique, his sensitivity to light and textures as well his ability to convey a wide range of ideas and emotions within the relatively narrow thematic range of the still life.
Soberon left his native Cuba at a young age, going to Spain with his family in 1971 before emigrating to New York two years later. As a young artist he studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, but returned to Europe in the 1980s. While in Spain in 1987, it was the masters of the Spanish Golden Age of still-life painting that most deeply struck a responsive chord in his imagination. Together with his appreciation for the modern art of his native Cuba, these influences came to define a style of painting that is a unique blend of past and present.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts