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Rubén Fernández Leal was born in October 1st, 1967 in Havana City, Cuba. He acquired his knowledge about art by himself. He participated in “The 1st theoretical-practical course of mural painting”, impart in Jesús María and Alameda de Paula Street by the Manager of the Organization “Muralistas sin Fronteras”   Mr. Antonio Gabarre (Spain). Rubén is member of the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales (FCBC), Asociación Hermanos Sainz (AHS), Asociación Catalana de Entidades Artísticas (ACEA), Organización Internacional “Muralistas Sin Fronteras” and the Association of Cultural Representation YETI-UNEAC Arte Cubano. Most of their works of art are a call of love to the nature (ecological themes), conjugated with his personals signs make the artist a lover of the universals beauties.     

His three-dimensional paintings take part of visual art and a very ariginal and difficult technique.

 Donations

 

  • Donation of a tridimensional painting to the “Fernando Ortiz” Fondation. President Miguel Barnet, Cuba (1996).

 

  • Donation of a tridimensional painting to Juan Pablo II, Vaticano, Roma, Italy (1998).

 

  • Donation of a tridimensional painting to Municipality Museum “Benny Moré” in Santa Isabel de las Lajas, Cienfuegos, Cuba (2000).

 

  • Donation of a tridimensional painting to the Ecological Fondation “Cousteau”, Paris, France (2000).

 

  • Donation of a Mural 4,5 x 1,5 mts, Acrylic on canvas to the Emergent Professors Faculty “Salvador Allende”, Cuba (2002).

 

  • Donation of 2 canvases (panel 120 cm x 0,30 cm) to the “Massachusetts University” in the Holyoke city, community project “Mother Tongue”, United States (2002).

 

  •  Donation of a three-dimensional painting to the Managing Fernando Meirelles of the Brazilian Film "City of God" rewarded by The Group of Film Promotion and the Gallery L (belonging both to the direction of University Extension of the University of Havana) in the 24 International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, Cuba (2002).

 

·        Donation of a three-dimensional painting to the Representative of the Argentinean Film '' The Game of Acibel '' rewarded by The Group of Film Promotion and the Gallery L (belonging both to the direction of University Extension of the University of Havana) in the 25 International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, Cuba (2003).

 

·        Collective-exhibitions

·         “El  Arte en la Escuela” Lidia Doce School. Havana City, Cuba (1993).

·         “Formato Abierto”. UNAICC See and V Bienal of the Havana, Cuba (1994).

·         “El Arte en la Arquitectura”.  Hall of international press. Havana City, Cuba (1994).

·         Collective Expo-sale. Havana Gallery. Havana City, Cuba (1995).

·         “Espacio dentro de Espacio”  painter Carmen Montilla’s House. Old Havana. Havana City. Cuba (1995).

·          Collective Expo-sale Atlántico Hotel. Santa María del Mar. Beaches of the east. Havana City, Cuba (1996).

 

·         “Arlequines en la Habana” Al Medina Restaurant (1996).

 

·         Orígenes Gallery. Great Theater of  Havana (1996).

 

·         Víctor Manuel Gallery. Cathedral of  Havana (1996).

 

·         Arte, Sol y Mar Gallery, Varadero, Cuba (1996).

 

·         Expo-sale Meliá Cohíba Gallery (1996).  

     Collaborator and Illustrator, Consenso Roto magazine (1996).

 

·         "De la joven plástica cubana: Un fragmento contemporáneo". Exhibition itinerant in Portugal. (Vilamoura, Lisboa, Castro Verde) (1997).

·         "Proyecto Horizontal en Portugal". Castro Verde. (1997). 

·         "Cuba ’97. Artistas Contemporáneos". Medellín, Colombia. (1997).

·         "Proyecto Horizontal ‘98". Imago Gallery, Great Theater of  Havana, Havana City, Cuba (1998).

·         "Fe horizontal". San Francisco de Asís Convent, Old Havana, Havana City, Cuba (1998).

·         Collective Expo-sale Habana Libre Tryp Hotel. Havana City, Cuba (1998).

·         "Pintura cubana de fin de siglo". ACEA See, Barcelona, Spain (1999).

·         "Pintura cubana de fin de siglo II". Boheme Art Gallery. Mataró, Barcelona, Spain (1999).

·          "Hecho en Cuba". Prestige (Art and Antiques), Barcelona, Spain (1999).

·         "Son Arte", Roninson Cocktail, Bar, Barcelona, Spain (1999).

·         Expo-sale Calzada and 8 Gallery, House of the Culture, Vedado, Havana City, Cuba (1999).

·        1st Restaurant-gallery of luxury, opened up in Cuba in “Casona de 17” Vedado, Havana City, Cuba (1999).

·        "Una vez Más", Galiano Gallery, Havana City, Cuba (1999).

·        "3 en 1".  MORRO-CABAÑA  Military Historical Park, Havana City, Cuba (1999).

·         "Today’s Cuban Art". New York, USA. (1999).

·         International Expo-sale IMAAGES L.T.P. Pensilvania, USA (1999).

·         Collective Expo-sale Habana Riviera Hotel, Havana City, Cuba (2000).

·         Collective-Expo Plastic Art Academy of Cuba “San Alejandro” (February 2001).

·         Collective-Expo in the National Center of Community Culture “Gente del Barrio”, Vedado, Havana City, (November 2001).

·         Collective-Expo in the Cuban Movement for Peace “Imágenes” People of the neighborhood, Línea and D Street, Havana City (December 2001).

·         Collective-sale in the “Palacio de las Convenciones” 4th Habanos Festival, “Fumar es un Placer” (February 2002).

·         Collective-Expo in the “Palacio de las Convenciones” 5th Habanos Festival, “510 ANIVERSARIO de la llegada del Habano al Viejo mundo” (February 2003).

·         Collective-Expo in the Cuban Movement for Peace “1st Exhibition of the cuban painter and andaluces painter” Línea and D Street, Havana City (October 2003).

·          Permanent-Expo at the Habana Libre Tryp Hotel, National Hotel of Cuba, Melia Cohíba Hotel, Habana Riviera Hotel, Comodoro Hotel, Víctor Manuel Gallery (Cathedral square of Havana) and other similar galleries of the Havana City.

·         Invited artist to the sample carried out in honor of Alejandro Robaina, producing of the Vegas Robaina. Museum of the Tobacco. (2006)

Personal Exhibitions  

·         “Ya no podemos...viviendo” Carmen Montilla Gallery, Old Havana, Havana City, Cuba (1996).

·         “Ecología Tridimensional” Granma Polygraphic, Revolution Square, Havana City, Cuba (1996).

·         “Fotomecánica Da Vinci SA Cuba”, Havana City, Cuba (1997).

·          “Ciudad y Naturaleza” Ciudades del Mundo Gallery, Direction of Planning  (1997).

·         “Desequilibrio de la balanza” 10 de octubre Gallery, Havana City (1998).

·         “Rubenalina en Santiago” Elvira Cape Gallery, Heredia Street, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (1999).

·         "Palomas en espirales"  National Center of Community Culture, Vedado, Havana City, Cuba (2001).

·         “Humanos en escaleras”  “L Gallery” Economy Faculty of the Havana University, Vedado, Havana City, Cuba (2002).

·         “Interiores humanos”  “Ciudades del Mundo” Gallery, Vedado, Havana City, Cuba (2003).

·         “Tres Contra Uno”   “Pierre Renoir” Gallery in the French Union of Cuba, Vedado, Havana City, Cuba (2003).

·         “La Vida en lo TRIDIMENSIONAL” Nyack Art Gallery, New York, United States (2003).

·          “Entre columnas”, Sevilla Hotel, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. (2004) 

·         Exhibition bipersonal favored by the Feline Association of Cuba, Pavilion Cuba, Havana, Cuba (2005)

·         2006 “Árboles en blanco y negro”, La Casona de 17, La Habana, Cuba.

MURAL   

·        Mural of 120 m2 made in “El Rincón del Rap en La Habana”, is locate at 19 and corner to 10 in Vedado, Havana City, Cuba.

·        Mural of 70 m2 made in the Nursery “Patico Feo”, Vedado, Havana City, Cuba.

Prizes

·         Mention in Painting, Contest “13 de Marzo” University of Havana, (2002).

Privates Collections 

·         A big part of his work it is in private collectors' hands in countries like Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, England, France, USA, Brazil, Portugal, Panama, Luxemburg, Peru, Puerto Rico, Colombia.


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