ERNESTO BRIEL: PIONEERING OP ART
Opened this November in Gallery Two of S|2 is a great exhibition of Cuban artist Ernesto Briel’s works from the sixties and seventies. Born in 1943, Ernesto Briel found inspiration in Optical Art amidst the constraints and limitations of his native country following the Cuban revolution. Facing both the isolation imposed by the US cultural embargo of the sixties, and the relentless persecution by the Castro regime against homosexuality during the early seventies, Briel found motivation in these challenges that would nurture his prolific artistic life...
December 11, 2017