Under the title “Lovers,” Guttenberg Arts opened at Braddock Park Art Center in New Jersey
this past October 14th a major exhibition of recent works on paper by a rising star in the visual arts.
Eduardo Sarmiento (b. 1980, Cuba) carries forward important traditions in the figurative art.
The exhibition, curated by Joaquin Badajoz, who also wrote the essay in the catalog,
is a celebration of lovers through 3 different series of works on paper.
“Our celebration of lovers is also a feast of drawing and sketching.
The show deliberately allows the enjoyment of a master drawing
in tender, shocking, hilarious ways.”
– Joaquin Badajoz
Sarmiento has distinguished himself as a painter, graphic designer, and illustrator.
His work breaks from convention, is provocative, poetic, and sheds light onto those darker zones
where erotic feeling and love, pain and pleasure, lead us to self-discovery.
His work has been exhibited internationally and is part of the permanent collection of several museums.
A limited edition of graphics t-shirts was designed by the artist and printed by Guttenberg Arts specially for this occasion.
Sarmiento gave a talk prior to the opening, where the artist explained how he consider himself a creative entity
and doesn’t limit his work to a specific medium: “We could become a bonsai prisoner of its own tiny container,
restricted to a certain development. Creativity should be empowered so the immensity will flourish.”
PRESS CONTACT & GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Braddock Park Art Center Gallery
is located on the 2nd floor of the Lake House
in James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park,
Riverview Drive, North Bergen, NJ 07047