Luis E. Toledo

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Born in Santa Clara in Cuba in 1989, Luis E. Toledo‘ work opens a door to a dreamlike magical world, where he creates a parallel universe, a personal reflection of reality. The characters living there emerge from a personal unconscious state, converging in this esoteric world where they have conflicts, express their different ideas in their own language, have traditions and goals; all based on their individual essence. “Not satisfied by the world we live in, I create a surreal refuge that helps me face everyday life…For me, every piece is a representation of a living memory. I remove organic and physical presences from my world and transfer them into this magical place as a creative recourse”.

“Illuminada 2”. Gold 23 carats, silver, oil on wood panel, 20 x 24 in.

Luis believes that the influence received during childhood and throughout the years is relevant for one’s personal growth. As a child, he saw his father study the great artists from the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque among others. At the same time, his imagination expanded seeing his mother giving life to characters from short stories and comic books. As an actress performing in children’s theaters, her ability to communicate through puppets and marionettes foster Luis’ need to find spaces beyond reality. His grandmother’s children’s stories also influenced him; in them, we often held the leading roles. The series “A dream within a dream” births these characters by connecting ideas from the artist’s imagination with their own thoughts and desires.

Atrapando un sueño“. Oil on canvas, 36×24 in.

Exhibitions

2020

“Lucky 13”, Miami, EEUU
“5 years in Heaven”, New York, EEUU
Opening in Natchez, EEUU
“Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil”

2019

“No method to our madness” , Miami, EEUU
“Idols of the Tribe”, Miami EEUU.
Hotel Colonnade, Coral Gables, EEUU
“Hallucinations” Miami, EEUU
“Escorpio 1969” Miami, EEUU
Los Angeles, California, EEUU

2018

“Return to Order” , Miami EEUU

2017

Los Angeles, California EEUU
“Sueños Lúcidos”, Posada del Tepozteco, Tepotzlan,Mx.
“Context” New York
“Visual Therapy”, Miami EEUU
COCO Art Gallery, Miami EEUU
The Frank C. Ortis Gallery, Pembroke Pines, EEUU
Context, Art Basel, Miami EEUU

2016

“Spectrum”, Miami, EEUU
“ART New York”
“Magical Tranquility”, Miami, EEUU.
”Technique Art Fair” at Shelborne Hotel, Miami EEUU
“Art Basel” , Miami EEUU

2015

“ART New York”
“ART Santa Fe” EEUU

2014

“Hotel Occidental Miramar “Ciudad Habana, Cuba
“ART New York” EEUU
“ART Santa FE” EEUU
San Diego, California, Miami, EE UU
“Spectrum”, Miami, EEUU

2013

“Hotel Quinta Avenida” Ciudad Habana, Cuba

2012

“Hotel Presidente” Ciudad Habana, Cuba
“Hotel Occidental” Ciudad Habana, Cuba

2011

Participación en la 11 Bienal de La Habana. Ciudad Habana, Cuba

2010

Salón Provincial de Arte. Galería Provincial de Artes Plásticas Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
“Viaje a la Semilla”. Galería Provincial de Arte. Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
Galería “Tacones Lejanos” Mejunje Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
Galería “Pórtico”, Asociación Hermanos Sainz. Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba

2009

Salón de Estudiantes de la Escuela de Instructores de Arte “Manuel Ascunce Domenech”. Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
Galería Provincial de Remedios, Villa Clara, Cuba

2008

Salón de Estudiantes de la Escuela de Instructores de Arte “Manuel Ascunce Domenech”. Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba

Awards, Mentions & Publications

2018 Publication in front Ccover COCO magazine
2017 Publication in “Estatusuio” magazine Ecuador 
2017 Publication in “Estatusuio” magazine Ecuador
2016 Publication in “ Luxury The Art Issue” magazine EEUU
2016 Publication in “ Opulence’’ magazine EEUU
2016 Publication in “Art World news” magazine EEUU
2015 Participación en el documental de arte cubano “Alumbrones”
realizado en Ciudad Habana, Cuba, se hizo el lanzamiento en EE UU
2015 Publicación en la portada del “The Wall Street Journal”, EE UU
2015 Publication in “Opulence Extreme Cuisine’’ magazine EEUU
2010 Colaboración con la revista “Guamo” Centro de investigación
“Samuel Feijoo” de Santa Clara. Villa Clara, Cuba
2010 Colaboración con la revista “Guamo” Centro de investigación
“Samuel Feijoo” de Santa Clara. Villa Clara, Cuba
2009 Gran premio en el 7 salón en la Escuela de Instructores de
Arte “Manuel Ascunce Domenech” Santa Clara. Villa Clara, Cuba
2008 Premio y mención en el 6to Salón en la Escuela de Instructores
de Arte “Manuel Ascunce Domenech” Santa Clara. Villa Clara, Cuba

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