Julio Figueroa Beltran


Julio Figueroa Beltran attended San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy in Havana from 1999 to 2003, then went on to study at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) from 2004 to 2007.

His work embraces many genres and mediums, with a focus on painting but also including installations employing car parts and found objects. Through his research of different conceptual and stylistic influences, Figueroa draws from a broad range of subjects, exploring the general theme of man’s relationship with his environment.

He characterizes the nature of painting as being a never ending web of representation. Figueroa embraces and constructs a pictorial universe with a daring use of unexpected juxtaposition of objects, colors and textures, conveying a minimalist composition with the subtle use of suggestion and metaphor.

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The Sounds of Winter, 2014
Oil on Canvas
78 × 72 in
198.1 × 182.9 cm

 
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The Last Sighting
Oil on Canvas
56 × 84 in
142.2 × 213.4 cm

 
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The Speed of Happiness
Oil on Canvas
56 × 84 in
142.2 × 213.4 cm

 
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The Burden of Waiting, 2015
Oil on Canvas
76 × 54 in
193 × 137.2 cm

 
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The Art Shipment, 2014
Oil on Canvas
72 × 96 in
182.9 × 243.8 cm

 
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Narrow Curves
Oil on Canvas
66 × 46 in
167.6 × 116.8 cm