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Angel Vapor

Miami, Florida, United States

After I finished my graduate studies at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (ENAP) in Cuba in 1991, my work emerged as a fusion of Socialist Realism and Found-Object sculpture. These assemblages were conceived as abstractions recovering the formal intricacies of forgotten things and as figurative tributes to human labor. I left Cuba for Spain in 1995 at age 25. My subjects were day workers of the vineyards, construction workers, soldiers, street people. I also developed an interest in the forms of tools used in industry and agriculture, and eventually the instruments of my own craft. In 1998 I moved to Miami. Fusion gave way to juxtapositions of abstract and figurative elements, disclosing a similitude between my work and language. I also incorporate furniture and evoke aspects of minimalist sculpture. The everyday and utilitarian dimension exists at the same conceptual level as the purely aesthetic. Human figures interact with structures composed of tools, raw metals, and objects.

Angel's ArtPrize Entries

These are Angel's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.