Born November 10, 1983 and originally from Havana, painter and printmaker Aneet Fontes has spent the past three years in Miami.
Despite her distance from Havana, Aneet’s artistic inspiration draws from the urban landscape of Old Havana. “The Persistence of Time” picks up where Aneet’s previous exhibition, “And yet, I still love you,” left off. A return trip to her home city of Havana reignited a fire within to capture new angles of the streets and the energy of the city, a place with so much visual movement and yet so little progression. Aneet received Cuba’s National Prize in Engraving in 2007 at the age 23.
“Fontes’ paintings transform my gallery into a contemporary scene with bustling passersby among Havana’s Spanish colonial architecture,” say Michelle Wojcik Owner & Director, Galería Cubana. Her medium- to large-scale works effortlessly pull you into the city. But “The Persistence of Time” is not just a reference to a country or city locked in time but that of the heart of an artist also held captive in it.
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The Persistence of Time
“I can feel the impact of physical presence and nature itself thru the cracks of the streets of Havana, almost as if the inevitable hand of the time was giving us some answers about our own lifetime amid so many questions.
Among ancient marble columns and arches, which appear to be bathed in a sea of visual illusion created in the puddles on the streets, the city moves about a complex track…And this city is witnessing a vibrant generation that exists in a parallel world, where people try to blindly guide their compasses toward the hope of finding a better way.” – Aneet R Fontes.
Fascinated with architecture, Fontes uses the lens of her memory in capturing the doorways, windows, lights and pathways of the bustling city streets.
2015 “The Persistence of Time” Galería Cubana, Boston, MA
2014 “And yet, I still love you (Y sin embargo, te quiero)” Galería Cubana, Boston, MA
2011 Centro Cívico de Alagón Antonio Sánchez Molina.
Galería Santiago Pelegrín, Alagón, Zaragoza, España.
2007 “Lo irreal maravilloso (The unreal wonderful)”,
Taller Experimental de Gráfica de La Habana, Cuba.
2002 “Saturado (Saturated),” Academy of Fine Arts
“San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba
2014 “And yet, I still love you,” Galería Cubana, Provincetown & Boston, MA
2013 “De las calles (Of the streets),” Galería Cubana, Provincetown & Boston, MA
2012 “Limitless,” Galería Cubana, Boston, MA
2011 “My City,” Galería Cubana, Provincetown, MA
2010 “Re-imagining Havana,” Galería Cubana, Provincetown & Boston, MA
2009 “Reflections of Havana,” Galería Cubana, Boston, MA
2007 “Expo Jóvenes Grabadores (Young Engravers),”Havana, Cuba
Expo Colectiva “Con el grabado”, Netzahualtcoyo, México
Expo Colectiva Cuba – México, Cuernavaca, Estado de Morelos, México
Presentación en el Centro de Arte Latinoamericano, México, D.F.
“Involucrados (Involved),” Gallery 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
“Visión del Grabado Cubano Contemporáneo
(Vision of Contemporary Cuban Engraving),” University of Jalapa, Mexico
2006 “Timeline,” Tribute to the 44th anniversary of the Taller Experimental de Gráfica (Experimental Print Workshop), Galería 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
“En el Ojo del Cuervo (In the Eye of the Crow),” Engraving Gallery, Taller Experimental de Gráfica (Experimental Print Workshop), Havana, Cuba
2005 “Homage to Victor Hugo,” Victor Hugo Museum, Havana, Cuba
Homage exhibition, Gallery Casa Guayasamín, Havana, Cuba
43th Anniversary of the Taller Experimental de Gráfica (Experimental Print Workshop) Havana
“Con Cierto Color: 100 años de Alejo Carpentier
(With True Color: 100 years of Alejo Carpentier),” Museum of Colonial Art, Havana, Cuba
“Salón de Pequeño Formato (Hall of Small Format),” Gallery Thalía, 23 y L. Havana, Cuba
2004 “Cuba no Porto,” Mercado Ferreira Borges, Almeida Garrett Library, Portugal
2003 “Centennial Tribute to Dulce Ma. Loynaz,” Gallery José Martí Memorial, Havana, Cuba
2001 “Eleven´s Group,” Hotel Central Park, Havana, Cuba
“Como un Concierto (As a Concert),” Carmen Montilla Gallery, Havana, Cuba