Yoan Capote: See Escapes

24 May 2024 – 26 Jul 2024

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11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Ben Brown Fine Arts

London, United Kingdom


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  • Green Park / Piccadilly Circus
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SEE ESCAPES is deeply rooted in the context of Cuban artist Yoan Capote's upbringing in Cuba, an island marked by profound historical and geographical circumstances.


Influenced by the tumultuous legacy of the Cold War era and the pervasive uncertainty about the future, his work reflects the societal tensions and ideological confrontations of his surroundings. Capote draws inspiration from myriad art historical movements, from the awe-inspiring landscapes and seascapes of Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich, John Constable, and J.M.W Turner, to the rough materiality of the Arte Povera movement. Through his work, Capote offers a reflection of society's complexities and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Exploring a spectrum of themes through an emotional lens, SEE ESCAPES presents a progression in Capote's practice, presenting his most recent series PurificaciónAguas TerritorialesSentimientos Encontrados, and Family Portraits to a London audience for the first time, alongside works from the artist’s celebrated Isla and Palangre series. Intricately intertwined with the traumatic socio-political landscape of the artist’s upbringing in Cuba, SEE ESCAPES expands Capote’s iconic seascapes towards a wider, global spectrum of reflection, as the artist explores themes of migration and borders, life and death, hope and tragedy, and the interplay between control and freedom of expression. Capote finds solace in the process of art making, using it as a means to transcend his reality, all while prompting profound contemplation on the human experience and societal dynamics within his work.

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