Altos de Chavon

Opening night “Recent Works” by Dominican artist Fernánd Tamburini

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The Altos de Chavón Gallery hosted the opening cocktail of the exhibition “Recent Works” by the artist Fernánd Tamburini on Friday night.

Tamburini, born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, known for his colorful abstract work in which he captures the great culture of the Dominican people. His works have been compared to those of Marc Chagall for his lyrical portrait of peasant life. Its magical-realism and fantasy themes that delight the viewer. Stephen D. Kaplan, Rector of Chavón The School of Design has called Tamburini the Dominican Chagall for his collection of animals that defy gravity, floating and falling in the skies over the huts. His work seems more jovial, freer and more intriguing than ever. He has clearly enjoyed producing his new pieces as much as we are captivated to see them and follow the progress of this wonderful artist Barahonero, who graduated from Chavón, a successful textile designer in New York and an artist based in La Romana.

A total of 13 works adorn the walls of La Galeria, divinely curated by Raúl Miyar, “Recent Works” shows recognized images, bright colors, painting as entertainment, without taking into account serious stories or socio-political events, with a drawing as taken from a cartoon, almost naive. Forcing many times the composition or topographic surface, as if seeking to annihilate sobriety.

The exhibition will remain open until February 18, 2020. The evening was enlivened by Duo Chris Joe thanks to the sponsorship of Casa de Campo, the toast in charge of Casa Brugal and its rum Brugal XV, in addition to the support of Bodegas Pinord / MERCACANA and his Vaccano wine and a focaccia tasting courtesy of Simone Rosatti.

The event was attended by people from the industry, art, and culture of Casa de Campo and the city of La Romana.

About Fernándo Tamburini

Fernando Tamburini, born in 1961 in Barahona, Dominican Republic, known for his colorful abstract work in which he captures the great culture of the Dominican people. Tamburini graduated from the Altos de Chavón School of Design.

In 1987 he traveled to New York City where he worked as a fashion and textile designer. Between 1990 and 1994 he exhibited collectively in the main galleries and museums of the United States, such as the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, the Paterson Museum in New Jersey and the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center. Tamburini would finally return to Altos de Chavón, to work as an art teacher and later as Director of the Altos de Chavón Art Gallery.

In December 2013, he opened the Arte Tamburini art gallery in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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