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ART TALKS with Jamie Rauchman

This is an interview with me (conducted in 2014 and edited and broadcast in 2015),
for a show on Public Access TV in New York City, called “Art Talks” where artists are
given the chance to show and talk about their work.



 

The eternal hope of Cubans, painted by a New Yorker

MARCH 30, 2018 19:07

Havana, Mar 30 (efe-epa).- The eternal hope of Cubans that something will happen to make their life easier has been captured in watercolors by New York artist James Rauchman, a Cuba lover now exhibiting in Havana the portraits of his friends on the island under the title "Esperando," which translates as both waiting and hoping. Read more.

 

 

 

 


"Esperando", la exposición que deleita a los cubanos y de la cual son protagonistas

Las obras se exponen en la pared negra de la Fábrica de Arte Cubano

La eterna espera de los cubanos de que ocurra algo que haga su vida más fácil ha sido capturada en forma de acuarelas por el artista neoyorquino James Rauchman, un enamorado de Cuba que ahora expone en La Habana los retratos de sus amigos de la isla bajo el título "Esperando".

Los retratos se exponen desde esta semana sobre la imponente pared negra de la Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), un espacio en el que los tonos alegres de las acuarelas y de la ropa de los retratados contrastan con el fondo oscuro, pero también con los gestos adustos de sus protagonistas.

Sin embargo, Rauchman siempre percibió como denominador común de los cubanos, "una increíble perseverancia, la voluntad de encontrar la felicidad en los detalles más simples de la vida, y la aceptación del hecho de que a veces la vida puede ser difícil".

Rauchman llegó a Cuba por primera vez en 1997 y desde entonces ha regresado en 40 ocasiones, aunque la serie expuesta la pintó entre 2004 y 2006 y una selección fue expuesta en la Bienal de La Habana ese último año.

Studio Visit: James Rauchman

January 6, 2018 / Contributed by Sharon Butler

We were born several years apart, but James Rauchman and I have the same severe late-February birthday. Babies born in the northeast during the dark, cold winter months are a hearty breed, and when I stopped by his Morningside studio in December, he and his partner had just bought a house in Vermont, where the weather is even more punishing than it is in New York. Nevertheless, he’s eager to turn the outbuilding on the property into a studio and begin painting. His remarkably fluent, expressive, and eclectic paintings document his life and freely cross genre boundaries. Some are realistic paintings from life, as in a series depicting his studio and images of travels in Cuba, while others record surreal fantasies of his interior life and still others are small-scale abstractions. His most recent canvases feature Riverside Park at night. Read more.



interview with JR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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