Conde Contemporary


On Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables.
204 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134
United States
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ABOUT

  • Stacy Conde  
  • Sophia Conde  


Exhibiting Artists

  • José Bedia  (+)

    Biography : José Bedia (Cuban, b.1959) is an Abstract painter who illustrates ideas of spirituality and indigenous cultures. He studied at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas San Alejandro in 1976, and at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, in 1981. Four years later, in 1985, Bedia became the artist-in-residence at the State University of New York in Old Westbury. The artist also spent time with the Dakota Sioux on the Rosebud Reservation; studying the Sioux culture influenced his contour narrative style. Bedia’s first major exhibition was the group show Magiciens de la Terre at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, in 1989. He was invited to participate in the Saõ Paulo Biennial in 1994. Bedia also creates sculpture installations that reflect his interest in Indigenous Art. His recent retrospective, Transcultural Pilgrim, at the Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, included paintings, alcoves and altars that held peyote boxes, Yaqui masks, and Central African power figures. In the installation Figure Who Draws His Own Horizon Line, Bedia explores identity, and one’s own past and future while confronting obstacles. The artist also includes a confrontation between nature and machines, a common theme in many of his works. Bedia is considered part of the 80’s Generation group of migrant Cuban-American artists who used Afro-Cuban spiritual references in their art work. Ana Mendieta (American/Cuban, 1948-1985) was also a part of the 80s Generation. Bedia’s paintings and sculptures share themes that Mendieta also explores in woks such as her Silueta series. Bedia’s works are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Perez Art Museum. The artist currently lives and works in Miami, FL.

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  • Andres Conde  (+)

    Biography : A Critical Biography by John Sevigny Andres Conde is a Miami-based Cuban American painter whose work is informed by a range of influences from the sometimes nostalgic esthetics of Edward Hopper to his family's brutal experiences in Cuba. Born in Havana in 1968, Conde moved to Miami with his family in 1980 after spending a brief period in New York City. He started drawing when he was 14. Conde attended the University of Miami. His first show was at a Miami Beach bar where he worked as a bartender. Conde was 25 at the time. His early work was inspired by his father's seven-year-imprisonment under the government of dictator Fidel Castro. The work, made when Conde was in his late 20s, was highly critical of Castro's brand of Communism, which was always totalitarianism in a left-wing mask. In particular, it took aim at Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentine guerilla and pop culture icon considered a mass murderer by Cuban exiles and historians despite his omnipresence on T-shirts across the United States and Europe. "I used to paint pictures of Che with anti-Castro slogans on them but people who were Che fans bought them," Conde remembers. Not long afterward a fellow artist convinced Conde to move away from political work. It's a common course for artists. When you are young you want to tell the world what you believe. But once you've said it, you can't go on repeating yourself. The best artists move on to more personal, less binary work. Conde's recent work is nostalgic, highly graphic and focuses on the joy of everyday life. Some of his paintings bring back memories of the classic film Casablanca. Others evoke an ironically sad nostalgia for a pre-1959 Cuba. There is also a dose of Miami Beach art deco typefaces to savor. Conde describes his paintings as "scenes of happy times." Those works frequently focus on his wife Stacy Conde, owner of the gallery by which Andres is represented, and his family. What makes his work stand out is that it contains none of the tropi

    Exhibition : Group Exhibitions:
    2016 November "Realism, Surrealism and Representation", Conde Contemporary, Coral Gables, FL
    2014 May "Art for the Stars", Coral Gables Museum of Art, Coral Gables, FL
    2014 March "Los Cuatro" An Exhibition of Cuban Contemporary Art, CU-1 Gallery, Miami, FL
    2014 February "The Kiss", Miguel Rodez Art Project, Miami, FL
    2014 January "Abracadabra", Hollywood Arts and Cultural Center, Hollywood, FL
    2013 December " Miami All Stars, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL
    2013 December Spectrum Art Fair, Contemporary Art Group, USA, Miami, FL
    2013 December "Digital Miami, The Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, FL
    1998 Carmen Fine Art, Miami, FL
    1998 Goodman-Conde Gallery, Miami, FL

    Solo Exhibitions:
    2016 December "Social New Works", Conde Contemporary, Coral Gables, FL
    2016 August, "Women, Demigods and Jamoneros", Conde Contemporary, Coral Gables, FL
    2014 April "Social", Conde Art, Miami, FL
    2014 March "Social", Aboard Yacht Audacia, Palm Beach Yacht Show, Palm Beach, FL
    2014 March "Be Social", Vedado Social Club, Miami, FL
    1998 "Pop Revolution: When the Image Outlives the Ideology", Goodman-Conde Gallery, Miami, FL

    Artist's Objects:

    • Andres Conde - "El Rey de Roma"

      "El Rey de Roma"

    • Andres Conde - "A View Skewed"

      "A View Skewed"

    • Andres Conde - "Current Affairs"

      "Current Affairs"

    • Andres Conde - "Golden Beach"

      "Golden Beach"

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  • Julio Figueroa Beltran  (+)

    Biography : School of Visual Arts San Alejandro. Havana ( 1999-2003 ) Superior Institute of Art ( ISA ). Havana ( 2004-2007 ) Julio Figueroa Beltran was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984. He attended San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy in Havana from 1999 to 2003, then went on to study at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) from 2004 to 2007. His work embraces many genres and mediums, with a focus on painting but also including installations employing car parts and found objects. Through his research of different conceptual and stylistic influences, Figueroa draws from a broad range of subjects, exploring the general theme of man’s relationship with his environment. He characterizes the nature of painting as being a never ending web of representation. Figueroa embraces and constructs a pictorial universe with the daring use of unexpectedly juxtaposed objects, colors and textures, conveying a minimalist composition with the subtle use of suggestion and metaphor.

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  • Natasha Kertes  (+)

    Biography : Born in Klin, Russia, where Tchaikovsky composed 18 piano pieces as well as his 6th Symphony, Natasha Kertes grew up bathed in his music. One can both see and feel classical influences in her work. The artist works primarily in photography and sculpture, often combining the two. Kertes' work nearly always evokes an erotic response in the viewer. Her subjects are ethereal and sublime, drawn from nature and humanity, set in the most gorgeous and exotic of landscapes. The artist explores the world, concepts of time, the divine feminine, space and beauty. She fearlessly journeys to locations globally, which speak to her, where she can present her sensual perspective of reality. Natasha Kertes is a graduate of The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ms. Kertes currently lives and works in Miami.

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  • Darian Rodriguez Mederos  (+)

    Biography : Darian Rodriguez Mederos b. 1992 Santa Clara, Cuba Mederos attended his first two years of art school at Leopoldo Romañach. His last two years of school were spent at San Alejandro in Havana. Ironically the one thing Mederos was afraid to paint were faces; he committed himself to doing so. The artist is drawn to the light in his subjects eyes, and the expressive nature of their visage. Rodriguez considers himself a realist, with his feet firmly planted on the ground. He has no interest in the surreal, finding sufficient inspiration in reality. Mederos has experimented with the slight deformation of facial features, but never alters the natural shape of the face. He enjoys creating both realist and hyper realist works. Darian is relentless in his pursuit for perfection, though he knows perfection is an impossibility. One of his favorite quotes is from Leonardo DaVinci, "Art is never finished, only abandoned." Darian Rodriguez Mederos currently resides and works in Miami.

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  • Luis Rodriguez NOA  (+)

    Biography : Born June 14, 1970 in Baracoa, Guantánamo, Luis Rodriguez Noa, also known as NOA, works from his studio in Centro Habana, a neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. The son of an artist, he grew up surrounded by paintings, books, and an incredibly artistic atmosphere. His first drawing classes were given by his father, artist Luis Eliades Rodriguez at the uniquely Cuban institution “Casa de la Cultura". At the tender age of 12 the younger Rodriguez was selected by the Cuban art school and left home to start his art studies. He graduated from the National Art School in Havana in 1989, and in 1994 graduated from the Higher Institute of Industrial Design (as a designer of Visual Communication). Luis Rodriguez Noa continues to live and work in Havana and is a member of the Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the Cuban Prográfica Committee. NOA's work often focuses on the natural chaos inherent in the culture of Havana street life. The sights, sounds and smells of which fill his second floor studio in Centro Habana. His work extends beyond painting and sculpture and into both literature and the graphic arts.

    Exhibition : 1995 ‐ "An Artist from Cuba," Gallery Andy Jllien‐ Zürich, Switzerland
    1999 ‐ "Mendive and Noa," Gallery Kunstmann‐ Mallorca, Spain
    2004 ‐ "Tiempo al Tiempo," Center for Development of Visual Arts ‐ Havana, Cuba
    2006 ‐ "La Dinámica de un Viaje," Biennial of Havana, Cuba
    2007 ‐ "Art Miami," Miami, FL, United States
    2008 ‐ "Art Now," Miami, FL, United States
    2011- "Arte Serio, Galería Cubana, Boston, MA, USA
    2015 - "Spectrum", Miami, FL, United States
    2015 - "Arte Cuba", San Diego, CA, United States
    2016 - "Figurativism: A Contemporary Movement", Conde Contemporary, Miami, FL, US
    2016 - "Realism, Surrealism and Representation", Conde Contemporary, Miami, FL,US

    Artist's Objects:

    • Luis Rodriguez NOA - "Un Mundo de Cosas"

      "Un Mundo de Cosas"

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  • Leonid Rotar

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  • Alexandra Slava Sevostianova  (+)

    Biography : Alexandra Slava Sevostianova b. 1996 Kiev, Ukraine Alexandra Slava is a figurative sculptor currently living and working in Florence, Italy. She recently graduated from the Florence Academy of Art, having been awarded Sculpture of the Year. Alexandra`s work has been recognized by several international organizations such as The Art Renewal Center, The International Arts and Culture Group, and the Museo Europeo d'Arte Modern in Barcelona, Spain. Along with awards from these institutions, she was selected to create the model for a large marble statue of St Joseph for the interior design of St. John Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her works may be found in private collections in Ukraine, Malta, France, England, Italy, and Canada.

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  • Enrique Toledo  (+)

    Biography : Cuban artist, Enrique Toledo, son of a poet, wife of an actress and father of another brilliant painter, was born on January 3, 1966 in Santa Clara, Cuba. He graduated from Felix Varela University of Education in 1997, and worked as a professor of fine art at Felix Varela University from 1987-2000, when he decided to pursue his own career in art full time. "Classical, baroque, a mocking, skillful perfectionist, Cuban Toledo is focused on his work having a sufficient culmination of the fantastic, like diving into the idyll with an interrogative sense of what would happen if at one point his characters leave the frame, which is really what they want, to accompany us for life." - Lezama His work has been shown in Cuba, the US, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The artist's painting "Santa Clara", namesake to the city of the artist's birth, was one of only three official items gifted to Pope Benedict on his visit to the island. "Santa Clara" is now in the Vatican's extensive permanent collection. Enrique Toledo currently resides and works from his studio in Santa Clara, Cuba.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Enrique  Toledo - "Hesperia"

      "Hesperia"

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  • Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio  (+)

    Biography : Born on October 31, 1989 in Santa Clara, Cuba, Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio graduated from Manuel Ascunce Domenech in Cuba. Toledo del Rio considers his creations a form of magical realism, evoking dreams, fantasy and magic through the use of color, light, shadow and space. Toledo del Rio achieves, "...dreamlike atmospheres where reality and fantasy intertwine to show a different world." Son of a painter and an actress in children's theatre, and grandson of an award winning poetess, Toledo del Rio works literary themes into his titles and draws from the imagery of the theatre; his artistic heritage is reflected clearly in his work.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio - "Mistress of The Mantle"

      "Mistress of The Mantle"

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  • Ruben Torres Llorca  (+)

    Biography : Rubén Torres Llorca is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and photography. He studied from 1972 to 1976 at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” in Havana and from 1976 to 1981, studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), also in Havana. Torres, from 1990 to 1993, resided in Mexico City, Mexico and since 1993 resides in Miami, Florida.

    Exhibition : Personal Exhibitions:

    2017 Circulo de Fuego, Kendal Art Center, Miami, FL
    2015 "Better Days Ahead" Juan Ruiz Gallery, Wynwood, FL
    2012 "One Of Us Can Be Wrong And Other Essays" Juan Ruiz Gallery, Wynwood, FL 2011
    "El Bosque no es lo Mismo sin el Lobo" Now Contemporary Art, Wynwood, FL 2010 "Figure 1 to 20" Now Contemporary Art, Wynwood, Miami, FL.
    2009 "Los Peores Hombres Cuentan las Mejores Historias" Praxis, New York, NY.
    2008 "The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty" Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MARP),San Juan, PR.
    "Manual de Carpinteria China" Praxis, Wynwood, Miami, FL.
    2007 "Una Historia Para Ninos Basada en un Crimen Real", Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, FL.
    2006 "Pagador de Promesas", Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    "Easy to Build/Modelo Para Armar" Frost Museum, Miami, Fl.
    2005 "If They Pay You For It ", Praxis International, Coral Gables, Fl
    2004 "Take This Waltz", Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
    2002 "Si Pierdo la Memoria que Pureza", Locust Projects, Miami, Fl.
    2001 "Secret Life", Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Fl.
    2000 "Last News From Havana", Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
    1999 "Better Death Than Alive", Freites Revilla Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
    1998 "So Quiet in Here", Museo del Bario, New York, NY.
    "Gotan", Der Brucke, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    "Fill in the Blanks", Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY.
    1997 "All my Lies are Wishes", Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York, NY.
    "The Pledge", Fred Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
    1996 "Eight Visits to the Artist's Studio", Miami Art Museum, Fl.
    1995 "The Anchor", Marta Gutierrez Fine Arts, Miami Beach, Fl.
    1993 "Casa Tomada", Expositum, Mexico DF.
    1992 "Ya No Te Espero", Ninart, Centro de Cultura, Mexico DF. 1990
    "La Trampa", Centro Cultural Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    "La Soledad", Museo Benjamin Carrion, Quito, Ecuador.
    1989 "Una Mirada Retrospectiva", Ce

    Detailed Description : "In Torres Llorca, his grammar and syntax are based on the language of common use, which is altered when weaving unrelated texts that in their conjunction compose cryptic messages, ironic or chaotic, that paraphrase real life - from which they come. With this process, the artist composes his own dialect - in which these objects, ideas, images, speeches are intertwined creating a canon, which by way of musical background establishes a continuous rhythm, which repeats itself, growing in construction and complication to each repetition, and which leads to the endless succession of questions and answers that end up in the audience. " Agustin Arteaga

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ruben Torres Llorca - "Humpty Dumpty"

      "Humpty Dumpty"

    • Ruben Torres Llorca - "Here it Comes, That Heavy Love"

      "Here it Comes, That Heavy Love"

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Other Represented Artists

"Here it Comes, That Heavy Love" - Ruben Torres Llorca

Ruben Torres Llorca "Here it Comes, That Heavy Love"

Mixed Media on Canvas
40" x 72"

"Current Affairs" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "Current Affairs"

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
2017

"Golden Beach" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "Golden Beach"

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
2017

"A View Skewed" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "A View Skewed"

Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"

"Humpty Dumpty" - Ruben Torres Llorca

Ruben Torres Llorca "Humpty Dumpty"

Mixed Media on Wood Panel
21" x 20"

"El Rey de Roma" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "El Rey de Roma"

Oil on Canvas
36" x 60"

"Hesperia" - Enrique  Toledo

Enrique Toledo "Hesperia"

Oil on Canvas
39" x 51"

"Self Portrait 2017" -

"Self Portrait 2017"

Individually Burned Pennies on Wood With Resin
61.75" x 50"

"Mistress of The Mantle" - Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio

Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio "Mistress of The Mantle"

Oil on Canvas
63.5" x 47"

"Un Mundo de Cosas" - Luis Rodriguez NOA

Luis Rodriguez NOA "Un Mundo de Cosas"

Oil Stick, Acrylic and Printer's Ink on Canvas
48" x 60"