"Carlos Luna" by Carol Damian

Carlos Luna Carol Damian, Henry Drewal, Jack Rasmussen, Barbaro D. Martinez-Ruiz

Publication date:
03 Oct 2017
Five Continents Editions
180 pages: 292 x 307 x 25mm

Cuban-born artist Carlos Luna (b. 1969) is one of today s most exciting contemporary painters. Thrumming with the spirit of Afro-Cuban tradition, Luna s works range from jacquard tapestries, works on metal sheets, and Talavera ceramic plates to mixed media on wood and large-scale oil paintings. This exciting new book illustrates Luna s blend of influences he lived in Cuba until 1991, studied and worked in Mexico for 13 years, and has lived in Miami since 2002 in his amazing world of bright colors. Essays discuss his life and work, reproduced in large colorplates as well as close-up details."

D. Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz is associate professor and section head at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, and editor of "Cuban Studies Magazine."Henry Drewal is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and adjunct curator of African Art at the Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison.Carol Damian is professor of art history in the Department of Art and Art History at Florida International University.Jack Rasmussen is the director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.