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Chavón The Gallery presents the exhibition “Caribbean: The Magic of Color” by the famous artist Sacha Tebó.

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Chavón The Gallery will present, from Friday, February 21 until March 24, the individual Caribbean exhibition: The Magic of Color by artist Sacha Tebó.

“Sacha Tebó has been the plastic and visual reference of a peaceful Caribbean, of coexistence and brotherhood in which dreams and reality are complicit. The colors red, yellow, green, white, go hand in hand to compose worlds and spaces sealed and protected by encaustic technique, which this artist developed to protect and allow that possible visual Caribbean to be transmitted to all.

In the contemporary history of the visual arts of the Caribbean, Sacha Tebó has renewed the art of painting by positioning it in a visual discourse of a lyrical figuration that he knew how to carry and design with exclusivity, but, at the same time, with a delicacy and a cleanliness in the composition that only great universal masters like Joan Miró executed, with lines and strokes directing the symphony of shapes and colors.

The amazement that we have always celebrated in the work of Maestro Tebó is precisely that connectivity of line and color with the Catalan master Miró; regardless of the difference in visual trend. Definitely, it is demonstrated that Tebó flows in the critical memory of the Caribbean and America, as a teacher whose work is unique, singular and transcendental,” said art critic Delia Blanco.

This exhibition consists of a total of 18 pieces showing the exceptional and unique of the artist, for achieving a floating line and area that traces the morphologies with a lightness that allow the flight, both the pelican and the chichigua or kite, but also, to the female anatomy marking a state of an air movement, as if the Elysian winds of the Caribbean carried the artist’s hand.

Sacha Thébaud is born into a family in which the father works as a surgeon-dentist and teacher trained in Montreal and Harvard. From his childhood the artist, who carries out his education in Montreal, Port-au-Prince and Miami, shows a tendency and inclination towards the fine arts, which decides to study architecture.

Towards the end of the 50s, just after his university degree, a further scholarship leads Paris to work on the planning of Le Rond Point de la Défense with the International Agency of Marcel Breuer (of the Bauhaus), Luigi Nervi and Bernard Zehrfuss During his stay in Paris, he has the opportunity to meet Le Corbusier, master of modern architecture, who at that time proposes a position in the consultancy for the construction of Chandigarh.

At the beginning of the ‘60, another scholarship facilitates the opportunity of a stay in Brazil; where he comes into contact with Oscar Niemeyer, architect – designer of the modern government center of Brasilia. These famous professionals exercised an unquestionable philosophical influence on Tebo’s design.

In 1965, transplanted to the Virgin Islands, he directed for 15 years the firm of Architects Thébaud + Begrow + Brovvn. Since 1960 and during the following 40 years, studies, architecture projects and designs, coincide with multiple exhibitions of individual painting in the Caribbean and international area.

A prominent stage is the participation with 3 other Caribbean artists in a research supported by the Getty Foundation of Los Angeles, California: “Dominican and Haitian parallel art in a Caribbean territory.”

Dr. Edward J. Sullivan, professor of Latin American Art, writer and director of the art school of New York University, in the presentation of a catalog of Sacha Tebó to the Botello gallery, describes his photographers as incorporating this element of Hermetic mysticism also found in petroglyphs chiseled by ancient cultures, testimonies full of power of power and symbolism of the eloquent line.

Dr. Laura Gil of the Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a member of the Association of Art Critics, in her essay on Tebó mentions: “The same creativity that, in the mind and in the cosmos, is freed from trite path and discover in the immemorial essences the secret possibilities and hidden virtualities, it turns into the visual scriptural signs that the artist’s work has made possible for the concretion of the new ”.

Tebó died May 26, 2004 at the age of 70 at his residence in Santiago, Dominican Republic after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

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