"Life Streams" explores the work, video clips, sculptures, and installations of Alberto Rey, an artist whose paintings addresses problems with identification, cultural variety, environmental stories, and international sustainability. As a Cuban-born artist dwelling in western big apple kingdom, Rey s present paintings emphasizes his involvement along with his neighborhood and its neighborhood panorama, specially its trout streams and their surrounding atmosphere. via Rey s travels from his domestic within the upstate big apple village of Fredonia to the Caribbean, Latin the USA, Europe, and to just about each nation within the usa, he has won an figuring out of individuals, areas, plant life, and fauna.
This ebook presents biographical information regarding Rey and a contextual learn of his paintings. The participants have written approximately Rey s paintings from views according to cultural experiences, identification experiences, literary reviews, and philosophical reports. curiosity in his Cuban and American identities are associated with his curiosity in worldwide tradition and his fresh learn of fish species and environmental concerns. As such, this e-book displays present ways that spotlight awareness on hooked up cultural matters and modern issues concerning the atmosphere, conservation, recovery, and upkeep. Rey s paintings presents a brand new standpoint on those themes as he combines paintings with activism on a neighborhood, local, nationwide, and foreign level."
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