Ruben Arenas was born in Spain in 1999; he is the son of notable Cuban artist Nestor Arenas. He began to dabble in digital photography during high school, using it to source images to edit for digital collages and school projects. Arenas attended New World School of the Arts for a short time before applying to Miami-Dade College to major in film photography. He has since then been enamored by the medium, and its countless variables in picture taking, and the stages of processing photographs. His series of photographs of him were taken at his place of work by him, which to him is “… an enjoyable space to photograph.” Subjects with heavy clutter characterize his work by him, elements of “ghost artifacts” or the use of motion blur, and low exposure speeds to compliment weak, artificial interior light.
The Kendall Art Cultural Center (KACC), dedicated the past six years to the preservation and promotion of contemporary art and artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as abroad. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KACC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.
The Rodríguez collection is a blueprint of Cuban art and its diaspora. Within the context of the new MoCA-Americas the collection becomes an invaluable visual source for Diaspora identity. It represents a different approach to art history to try to better understand where we come from to better know where we are heading.Read More