Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place)
1972 Rafael Soriano Born: Cidra, Matanzas, Cuba 1920 Died: Miami, Florida 2015 oil on canvas 29 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (75.6 x 100.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Milagros Soriano © 1972, Rafael Soriano 2012.31.1 Not currently on view
After migrating to Miami in 1962 in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, Soriano embarked on a new semiabstract visual vocabulary that helped him transform his feelings of nostalgia for home and country into a creative process of spiritual renewal. The fiery yellows, radiant oranges, and rich browns suggest the sultry climate of the Caribbean, but the fantastic quality of the landscape indicates a personal journey into undiscovered realms dense with cosmic undertones.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
paint - oil
fabric - canvas