Gallery Opening – Aurelio Márquez: Hortus Conclusus

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Gallery Opening – Aurelio Márquez: Hortus Conclusus

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gallery Opening – Aurelio Márquez: Hortus Conclusus
Aurelio Márquez (born in Camagüey, Cuba) is a painter who lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida. A life-long artist, Márquez began studying drawing in his early teens. In the 1980’s he moved from Cuba to Canada to study graphic design. He earned a Bachelor of Art from the Graphic Design Program at George Brown College in Toronto in 1990, receiving the Dean’s Award. As a designer, he received First Prize and Honorable Mention at the Cuban National Exhibition of Graphic Advertising, in Santiago de Cuba and First Prize at the First Graphic Design Triennial, in Havana, Cuba. All the while, he never abandoned his love of fine art. In 2006 he relocated to Miami Beach where he now focuses on painting. However, his design background is evident in the purpose and precision of his balanced compositions.
As an artist, Márquez works in charcoal and acrylics on loose canvas. His paintings are often large-format diptychs and triptychs informed by his process. Working on natural canvas results in a soft, flowing effect, while the ease of acrylic allows him to achieve a tactile appeal. His paintings have a note of Romanticism and are inspired by his emotions, memories, and the poems he reads daily. His solo exhibition positions his paintings as a garden inside the Garden and points to art-making in a time of isolation.
Thursday, December 9 • 6-8PM
Free but RSVP required.


December 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm