Juan Travieso (bornHavana, Cuba 1987), is an artist based in Miami and New York.  His workexplores notions of impermanence and decay through a combined language of pop,realism, and abstraction. Figures, be them humans or animals, are broken upinto spaces and forms much like 3d models, speaking to both their temporalityand transition into the digital age.  In his recent exhibitions at The FtLauderdale and Orlando Museum of Art, Travieso transposes his work onendangered animal species with works relating to his own childhood andexperiences growing up in Cuba.  What were before abstractions interactingwith disappearing animals are now figures of disappearing and transformingideologies and cultures.  His paintings now involve images ranging fromsoviet propaganda and cartoons, to the iconic figures of the Cuban revolution,but woven inside is the personal, and how these personal and cultural icons arein constant conflict and transformation.  Juan Travieso is a graduate ofNew World School of the Arts in Miami Florida, Art Center College of Design inPasadena California, and received Masters of Fine Arts from the Museum Schoolin Boston in 2013.  He has had numerous exhibitions in New York, Miami,Boston, LA, as well as internationally. His work is included in multiplecollections throughout the United States and other parts of the world.   

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