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Pre-opening “The Soul of the Tree” with the artist

Hosted by a member of the Brussels Galleries & Exhibitions Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 01 Jun 12:30 - 14:00

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Dear IN Art Lovers,
The Peruvian painter Cuco Morales exhibits for the first time in Brussels. His solo exhibition "The soul of the tree / L'âme de l'arbre" can be visited during the month of June closed to Sablon.

I’m an IN Member of the Madrid Community running there the Art Gallery Walk group.
This Saturday June 1st, I’m glad to be in Brussels to invite you for the pre-opening with special guests to have more time to know and to talk to the Peruvian artist, now on his first European Tour (Bucarest, Brussels, Madrid, ...)

In the exhibition "The soul of the tree" the plastic artist José Antonio "Cuco" Morales Velit Protected content , Lima / Peru) brings together a series of works in acrylic, silk screen and 10 large panels in gold leaf where the trees are the main protagonists in a display of harmony and color. From robust or thin trunks, the tops of their trees stand majestically in blue, red or gold skies that appropriate the space inviting the viewer to be part of them, completing the picture.

"I paint trees and forests as a way to celebrate life and appreciate its presence in the landscape we contemplate. The tree is this character of silent life that grows generous offering its beauty, its fruits and roots. They are symbols of peace and harmony ", explains Cuco Morales about his most recent works painted especially for exhibition during Protected content Europe.

The painting of Cuco Morales reveals a mystical and reflective personality that is reflected in his own language developed over time since he returned to Lima after studying at the Equipe School and at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Already in Peru he entered as a free student at the School of Fine Arts and studied drawing in the workshop of Cristina Gálvez. He begins to link and become part of the artistic group Paréntesis, an experimental group of conceptualist cut, carried to the terms of aesthetic research and communication.

Since his first individual exhibition in the eighties, he stands out in the face of criticism, and has remained current as an artist, revealing in his painting a mystical and reflective personality, also related to an oriental style with a certain influence on Buddhist philosophy.

His speech can vary from his playful characters, to the mysterious depth of his forests and nature.

Cuco has developed his own pictorial language through art and creates a personal and constant dialogue between him and his art.

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The gallery director and IN member, Carolina Toyos will offer some drinks and snacks, but if there is interest of the Group, we could continue the chat about art (in English, French or Spanish) at one of the nearby resto-bars or cafes!

Feel free to bring artsy friends but I would appreciate if you could let me know a bit before in order to be better prepared.

Saludos desde Madrid, see you on Saturday in Brussels!