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Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Pleamar, della série Letargo 2018, Enamel on canvas, 300 x 500 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Hipnotizador, De la serie Letargo 2018, enamel on canvas, 400 x 400 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Devil slide, della serie Letargo 2018, enamel on canvas, 300 x 500 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

El tercer ojo, de la série Letargo 2017, oil on canvas, 110 x 160 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Ermitaños romanticos, de la série Letargo 2017, oil on canvas, 178 x 259 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

S/T de la serie Letargo 2018, oil on canvas, 19 x 27 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

S/T de la serie Letargo 2018, oil on canvas, 27 x 19 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Sistema Orgánico II 2018, oil on canvas, 178 x 260 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Gruta, de la serie Letargo 2018, oil on canvas, 200 x 350 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Sistema Orgánico, de la série Letargo 2017, oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

della série Letargo 2018, oil on wood 19 x 27 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Marea baja, della série Letargo 2018, oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

della série Letargo 2018, oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad exhibition view Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, 2018

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

S/T, della serie Letargo 2017-2018, B/W photo, gelatin silver, 21,5 x 21,5 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

S/T, della serie Letargo 2017-2018, B/W photo, gelatin silver, 21,5 x 21,5 cm

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad

S/T, della serie Letargo 2017-2018, B/W photo, gelatin silver, 21,5 x 21,5 cm

The solo show 'Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad' by Alejandro Campins closes 2018 annual programme of Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana

At the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam the artist presents Letargo (Lethargy) one of the most compelling series he has produced. Through the drawings, paintings, and photos that make up the series, Campins - starting from bunkers, those strange buildings that distress the landscape of many countries - invites us to dwell on the concepts of transformation and loss linked with death. A great variety and number and of bunkers built for defensive purposes by countries involved in (possible) war conflicts that, for the artist, express the fear of both disaster and loss. Campins believes that impermanence and constant change are what scares us. We continually build physical and mental systems of protection from change in every respect. Bunkers for the artist are a pretext to talk about the great themes that govern life.  Inspired by “real” bunkers, none of their identification cards reveal any data pertaining to the referent, like the date of their construction or the country where they are located. Campins visited many of the bunkers built in Europe and some of those located the United States, in Albania, and Cuba. He saw all those shown in his exposition; his photographic records are on show in a separate room. The artist prefers uninhabited places, he approaches the landscape for its theatricality; he transforms the disastrous fate of bunkers by painting them transmuting their hidden and destructive power by elevating them to the category of art. 
Alejandro Campins was born in Manzanillo, Cuba 1981, he lives and works in Havana. He studied at the Professional Academy of Fine Arts "El Alba" of Holguin (2000) and later in Haban at the University of the Arts (ISA). Among his most important solo shows we can highlight: Public Declaration, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy in 2017; The eyes of perception, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba and Lapse, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, United States both in 2016. In 2018 took part in Galeria Servando Positivo Compositivo. In 2017 he has presented his work in several group exhibitions such as: Cuba my love Galleria Continua. Le Moulin. France. Art x Cuba Contemporary Perspectives since 1989, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany and Wild Noise / Wild Noise The Invisible Cities. UNAICC, College of Architects of Cuba, Havana, Cuba. Soy Cuba? Franco Parenti Theater, Milan, Italy. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, United States Mutations Figueroa-Vives Study, Havana, Cuba. Goodbye Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), Houston, United States. His works are in collections such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, France Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar, The Netherlands; United States and Daros - Latinamerica Collection Zurich Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio.

Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad
Alejandro Campins - Miedo a la muerte es miedo a la verdad