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Carlos Estévez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1969, where he graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in that same city. Educated and trained in Cuba, Estévez has also lived in France, Norway, Mexico, and England, and has visited many other countries. As described by Jorge J. E. Gracia in his book Images of Thought. Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estévez’s Art, like most Cuban-trained artists, Estévez’s technique is superb and broad; however, unlike many Cuban artists, Estévez does not seem to be explicitly concerned with Cuba or the events precipitated in 1959 by the triumph of Fidel Castro’s revolution. His images are universal and so are the themes he explores, but even though Estévez does not explore the ethnic elements of Cuban traditional art, three undercurrents tie his work to Cuban culture in general: the interest in theological and religious issues, Spanish and African alike, the erotic, and particular Cuban experiences. His work can be found in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; The Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany; The Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Drammens Museum for Kunst of Kulturhistorie, Drammens, Norway; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona; the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida; the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Collection, Los Angeles, California; The Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami, Miami, Florida; and The Farber Collection, USA.

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