José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF)

José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF)
June 16, 2015 ARTempo
José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF) Elephants

José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF)

Artist's Statement

José Emilio Fuentes Fonseca (JEFF) uses children’s idiom and iconography to establish an adult discourse, touching upon issues and themes crucial and important to human life. Working around the edges, the edges between laughter, pleasure, sorrow, pain, life, death, politics, religion, he makes the idea fundamental and the means of expression are subject to this.

Brief Bio

Born:  1974

Year of First Sale:  1995

Awards

2012: Beca de Creación del Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

Collections

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Hans Georg Näder Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Francessco Pellizzi, USA; Holly Block, USA; and Andreas Winker, Switzerland/Cuba.