Santiago Rodriguez OLAZABAL

Gallery

  • Oshumare (L'Arcoiris) 2008 Technique mixte et acrylique sur toile / Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 168x120 cm
  • El otro cazador 2007 technique mixte sur papier / Mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm
  • La fuerza del hacha 2007 Technique mixte sur papier / Mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm
  • Lo que sacrificaron 2007 Technique mixte et collage sur papier / Mixed media and collage on paper 110 x 75 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • Invocación 2008 Technique mixte sur Toile / Mixed media on canvas 150x116 cm
  • Ningun espejo puede ser lo suficientemente ancho como para ver la duración de todo un año 2007 Technique mixte sur papier / Mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm
  • Esta no puede ser la unica forma de partir la diferencia 2007 Technique mixte sur papier / Mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • Òna Òrun Rèrè (Le Chemin du Ciel) 2008 Technique mixte et acrylique sur toile / Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 154x119 cm
  • Ebo sobre Ebo 2007 Technique mixte et collage sur papier / Mixed media and collage on paper 110 x 75 cm
  • Pescado fresco+Cabeza fresca 2004 Serigraphie / Print (silk screen) 100 x 70 cm
  • La Eficacia de la palabra 2005 Technique Mixte sur Toile (installation plusieurs éléments) / Mixed media on canvas and other elements (installation) 200x300cm
  • El Amanecer - L'Aube 1999 Technique mixte sur papier / Mixed media on paper 80x100 cm
  • A la Sombra/L'Ombre 2001 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • Grito 2001 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 104x34 cm - non disponible / unavailable
  • 213 2004 Serigraphie / Print (silk screen) 100 x 70 cm
  • El vino desde Ora Onu 2005 Technique Mixte sur Toile (installation plusieurs éléments) / Mixed media on canvas and other elements (installation) 200x180cm
  • La Igba Rota 2002 Technique Mixte sur Toile / Mixed media on canvas 170x200cm
  • La cabeza conduce el cuerpo - L'esprit conduit le corps 2004 Technique mixte et collage sur papier / Mixed media and collage on paper 100x80 cm
  • 251007 2000 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm
  • Ogunda Meji 2002 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm
  • No la mire 2004 Serigraphie / Print (silk screen) 105 x 79 cm
  • 460018 2001 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 104x134 cm
  • La Conexion - La connection 2004 Technique mixte sur papier / Mixed media on paper 100x80 cm
  • Los cuatros Pilares - Les Quatre Pilliers 2002 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm
  • 241005 2000 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm
  • 311008 2000 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm
  • Uyubuna 2001 Technique mixte sur toile / Mixed media on canvas 104x34 cm

Artist's Statement

Santiago Rodriguez OLAZABAL

Artist's Statement;

 

"My work pays tribute and honors my ancestors. According to the Yoruba philosophical concepts the majority of these ancestors can reside among the creators of the Universe. During their anterior lives these beings’ crucial purpose of living was the efficient, cautious and discrete propagation of such an essential knowledge that it opened the mind and soul of generations of Cubans to the vital spirituality of Ifa and adoration of the Orisas. It is also a tribute to the men, women and children who came as slaves from various parts of Africa to our island bringing along with them their culture, adoration of their gods, their thought, their philosophy, their poetic of the oracles, the primordial metaphysical force inherent to their ceremonial rites, their way of conceiving the world and life within their cosmos, costumes, dances and music that along with their Creole offspring “black, white, mixed, all mixed” are only a part of our brief but deep sense of nationality. The spirits cohabitate with the primary energies that move through us and their only goal is to lead us on a double spiritual path: from and toward the fountain of life. These progenitors deserve the same deference than the ones that during the beginning of time were involved in the creation."  

Bio

Es también un elogio a los hombres, mujeres y niños que llegaron desde diferentes tierras de África a nuestra Isla, en la terrible condición de esclavos, trayendo consigo su cultura, la adoración a sus dioses, el pensamiento, la filosofía, el cuerpo poético de la geomancia de sus oráculos, la fuerza metafísica primordial que reside en sus ritos ceremoniales, el modo de concebir el mundo y la vida presentes en su cosmología, sus costumbres, danzas y música, que junto a su descendencia criolla, “negra, blanca mestiza, todos mezclados”, son sólo una parte de nuestra breve pero profunda nacionalidad. Espíritus que conviven junto a las energías primogénitas que nos alimentan y cuyo único propósito es conducirnos a un doble camino espiritual, desde y hacia la fuente de vida. Progenitores que merecen deferencia como aquellos que en el inicio de los tiempos estuvieron comprometidos con la creación." 

August 19th 2006  

Born in 1955 in Havana, Cuba. 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS :: 

2008 Aeora El Ara Siega : Pinar Del Rio Gallery, Cuba 

2005 Onile, National Museum of Fine Arts. Havana. Cuba 

Ewe-Tete. La Casona Gallery. Havana. Cuba. 

La tercera puerta ( The third door), Centre Arte y Naturaleza. Madrid. Spain.  

2003 SCOPE Miami Art Fair Townhouse Hotel, Miami, USA with Galleries Intemporel and Bourbon Lally. 

2002 From the speech comes the image, Intemporel Gallery, Paris, France. 

1998 Santiago Rodriguez Olazabal, Galería 20X2, Arnhem, Holanda.  

SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS : 

2008 Il Giallo di Napoli, (Naples yellow) Castel dell’ Oro, Naples, Italy 

National Black Fine Art Show, NY, USA, with Intemporel gallery 

ARCO Madrid, Spain, with la Casona gallery 

Embrace, Mason Murer gallery, Atlanta, USA, with Intemporel gallery. 

Confluencia Inside, Contemporary Cuban Art, Zapopan Museum of Art. Mexico 

Confluencia Inside, Contemporary Cuban Art , Estabal center, Baja California, Mexico 

2007 Infinite Island, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA 

2006 Here and Now, Intemporel gallery, Paris, France. 

National Black Fine Art Show, Puck Building, New York, USA, With Intemporel gallery 

2005 Arteamericas 2005 Coconut Grove Convention Center. Miami, USA, with Intemporel gallery.  

Art Off The Main, Puck Building, NY, USA, with Intemporel gallery. 

2004 National Back Fine Art. Show. NY, USA, with Intemporel gallery. 

Scope New York Art Fair, NY, USA with Bourbon Lally and Intemporel galleries. 

Arteamericas 2004 Coconut Grove Convention Center. Miami, USA, with Bourbon Lally gallery. 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS :
Skandar Maleki collection, London, England.
Von Christiers Foundation, London, England.
Tate Modern Museum, Latin America collection, London, England.
Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Nijmegen, Holland.
Van Reekum Museum. Appeldoorn, Holland
Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner. Bad Steben, Germany.
National Museum of Fine Arts. Havana, Cuba.
Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba
DAROS Collection Latin America, Zurich, Suiza .
Walter Phillips Gallery. Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Bourbon Lally Gallery. Puerto Príncipe, Haiti.
Atlantic Center of Modern Art-CAAM, Las Palmas Canaries, Spain
Saro León gallery, Las Palmas, Canaries, Spain.
Galerie Intemporel, Paris, France.
Espacio C. Revilla de Camargo, Cantabria. Spain.
Arte y Naturaleza Gespart S.L. Madrid, Spain