Enrique Báster

Curriculum

Holguín, October 20, 1973

Education
1997 He graduates from the specialty of Painting at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
1992 He graduates from the middle level in Plastic Arts at the School of Fine Arts of Holguín, Cuba.
1988 He graduates from the basic level in Plastic Arts at the Vocational School of Art of Holguín, Cuba.

Solo Shows
2012 Trama Social (Social Network), Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2010 Convergencias (Common Tendencies), bi-personal show at Oñate Fine Art, Miami, USA.
2009 Cómo regresar (How to Return), bi-personal show, collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial. Miramar Trade Center. Havana, Cuba. 
2008 Valium, La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2003 Dos historias ilustradas (Two Illustrated Stories).Bi-personal show. Guayasamín House, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Solo queremos pintar (We Just Want to Paint), Praxis Gallery, Lima, Peru.
Solo queremos pintar (We Just Want to Paint), Francine Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Group Exhibitions
2009 Pura coincidencia (Pure Coincidence)  Expocuba fairground, Havana, collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Ilusiones paisaje (Illusions. Landscapes), Piece Unique Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
Cuba´s Art, Soho Gallery, Mérida, Mexico.
2007 Historias de viaje (Travel Stories), Gallery of the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Havana, Cuba.
En tránsito (In Transit), Municipal Cultural Center, Famagusta´s Door, Cyprus.
2005 Exposición colectiva alternative (Alternative Group Exhibition), Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2004 Pintores cubanos en Grecia (Cuban Painters in Greece), Cliesthenes Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Guayasamín en nosotros (Guayasamín in Us), Guayasamín, Havana, Cuba.
2003 Praxis 2003. Praxis Gallery, Lima, Peru.
Arte y Moda, primera edición (Art and Fashion, first edition). Casa de la Obrapía, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Praxis 2002, Praxis Gallery, Lima, Peru.
Herencia (Legacy), Francine Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Imágenes Cubanas II (Cuban Images II), St. Martin Art Fair, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2001 Nuevos artistas cubanos (New Cuban Artists), Habana Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
Post Medieval in Puerto Rico, Museum of the Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2000 Primer Salón de Arte Erótico (First Salon of Eroticist Art), La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Statement

Enrique Báster accomplishes a work in which he explores concepts in relation with the urban distribution resulting from power relations. In his paintings and drawings he uses abstract language, and incorporates elements in the form of collages, for instance, paper money, as part of his ideas associated to hegemony. In his own words, “the ideology that makes up the contemporary social organization inevitably makes us coexist in geometrical spaces of complex multifunctional subdivisions. In their structure they promise stability, proportion and social order. I am interested in opposing these keys as a sign of distortion and perversion, fragmentation and entropy. The superimpositions of profuse pictorial networks such as writings, viruses or forced embraces invade and contaminate, create a stage that suggests the posing of questions in relation with the contemporary urban environment”.

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