Much of the work of Kadir Lopez is inspired by a meditation on time: blurring the past, present and future, he criticizes the effects of progress or lack of it, and its spiritual, economic and political effects on society. While exploring the rich visual history of Cuba, he demonstrates that the mixture of realities has a long history in a country that fought for its independence and identity for most of the twentieth century. With the juxtaposition of image, text and artifact Kadir’s work shows a deeper and complex history of Isla reading.
“The confluence of the eternal: historical discourses in the work of Kadir Lopez“.
Kadir López was born in 1972. He has been artist in Residence at Palm Beach Photographic Center , Miami, FL in 2013. His works are part of the Collections of Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Long Beach, CA; Finest Cuban Museum of Arts, Vienna, Austria; Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, New York, NY; Nexus Art Collection, Bogotá, Colombia; Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London / New York; Richard Guggenheim Collection, California, USA; Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith, Los Angeles, CA among others.