Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Apocalypse XXI, 2017, Charcoal on paper, 88 x 48 in, Courtesy the artist
Gonzalo Fuenmayor (b. 1977, Colombia) now settled in Miami for some years, investigates themes of colonialization and exoticism in his work, exploring such subjects as bananas (Colombia’s third largest legal agricultural export) and the baroque, fruit-laden headgear worn by Latin American actress and singer Carmen Miranda. Recent solo shows include Tropicalypse, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami (2017); Picturesque, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco; and Prohibidas las Metáforas, Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia (2016). Recent groups shows include: Let there be Light, ArtNexus Foundation, Las Nieves Studios, Bogotá and Champions; Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida, Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, USA (2017).