Jose Garcia Cordero
Acrylic on LIN M260
Relief59x49cmresin and acrylic painting
José García Cordero (born in 1951 in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican artist who lives and works in Paris. He studied painting with the Dominican master Hernández Ortega. In 1977, fleeing the Balaguer dictatorship, he moved to Paris in voluntary exile where he studied contemporary history at the University of Vincennes. During his career, he has received many recognitions, such as the "Medaille of Merit" granted by the French Senate for his contributions to Latin American culture, the "Gold Medal" of the 1st and 3rd editions of the Museum of the Caribbean Biennial. Modern art from Santo Domingo, among others. His works have been exhibited in group and individual exhibitions in galleries, museums, art fairs and institutions in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. Fairs: His work has been exhibited at contemporary art fairs around the world such as Art Miami Context during Art Basel, ArteBA Buenos Aires (Argentina), MiArt Milan (Italy), Scope NY, Scope Miami and others .
Exhibitions: Recently he had his first solo show in New York, "Tales of Caribbean Nights" at a new Lyle O. Reitzel NY branch opening on July 11 until June 30, 2016. This exhibition is a body composed of 13 paintings, mostly unpublished, made in acrylic on linen, covering the period 2005-2016. Collections: His work belongs to the permanent collection of Salón Vitry-Sur Seine, France. Jesús David Alvarez / Vega Sicilia, Madrid, Spain, Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain. FRAC - Fondo Regional de Arte Contemporaneo, Martinica. Colección Cortés Foundation, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico. Collection Arq. Marcelo Narbona, Panama. Centro Leon Jimenes, Santiago, DR. Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DR. Banco Central, DR. Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, León, Nicaragua the Congress of the Dominican Republic, as well as the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA),