"The Skull of St. Francis' Meditation" from the "Archaeology of Color" series (based on the stratigraphic photography of the work "St. Francis Kneeling Meditating on Death" by Domenikos Theokopoulos "El Greco").
Oil / Canvas. 140 x 250 cm. 2019

"The Skull of St. Francis' Meditation" from the "Archaeology of Color" series (based on the stratigraphic photography of the work "St. Francis Kneeling Meditating on Death" by Domenikos Theokopoulos "El Greco"). Oil / Canvas. 140 x 250 cm. 2019

"La Sombra del Pastor" de la serie "Arqueología del color" (basada en la fotografía estratigráfica a la obra "La adoración de los Pastores" de Domenikos Theokopoulos "El Greco"). Óleo / Lienzo. 140 x 250 cm. 2018 - 2019

"La Sombra del Pastor" de la serie "Arqueología del color" (basada en la fotografía estratigráfica a la obra "La adoración de los Pastores" de Domenikos Theokopoulos "El Greco"). Óleo / Lienzo. 140 x 250 cm. 2018 - 2019

"Equestrian Portrait Sky", from the "Archaeology of Color" series (based on the stratigraphic photography of the work "Equestrian Portrait of Philip III" by Diego Velázquez). Mixed media / Canvas. 140 x 250 cm. 2018 - 2019

"Equestrian Portrait Sky", from the "Archaeology of Color" series (based on the stratigraphic photography of the work "Equestrian Portrait of Philip III" by Diego Velázquez). Mixed media / Canvas. 140 x 250 cm. 2018 - 2019

Archaeology of Color

David Beltrán

from June 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020

Freijo Gallery will present the first solo exhibition by David Beltrán (Cuba, 1978), entitled Archaeology of Color, which will show two-dimensional abstract works based on stratigraphic photographs of particles from masterpieces from the Prado National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Museum. To do this, David Beltrán works with the restoration departments of international museums, thus comining art and science, establishing a close link between plastic arts and restoration. 

David Beltrán is a Cuban artist who works in various media such as photography, painting and installation. He was part of the "Edgar & David" duo (2000-2005), developing his first site-specific works and installations and at the same time being a member of the Enema Collective guided by the Cuban artist Lázaro Saavedra. In 2005 Beltrán was also a member of the group "La Teoría Dorada de Popeye", a multidisciplinary project with a rock band format using the aesthetics of actionism and Noise music genre as an icon representing a generation unsatisfied with its time. 

Among other spaces, Beltrán has shown his work in: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, during the 13th Havana Biennial, 2019; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, 2017; Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba, 2018; Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2002; 8th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba, 2003; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy, 2008; Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba, 2011 and 2014; Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 2014; Museo de Arte de Caguas, Trienal Poligráfica, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2015; ESMoA, Los Angeles, USA, 2017; PAMM, Miami, USA, 2017.