Carlos Luna
Carlos Luna
Text by D. Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, Henry Drewal, Carol Damian, and Jack Rasmussen
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: October 24, 2017
  • Price: $80.00
  • Trim Size: 11 12 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 88-7439-742-9
  • EAN: 9788874397426
  • Page Count: 180
  • Illustrations: 180 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Cuban-born artist Carlos Luna (b. 1969) is one of today’s most exciting contemporary painters. Thrumming with the spirit of Afro-Cuban tradition, Luna’s works range from jacquard tapestries, works on metal sheets, and Talavera ceramic plates to mixed media on wood and large-scale oil paintings. This exciting new book illustrates Luna’s blend of influences—he lived in Cuba until 1991, studied and worked in Mexico for 13 years, and has lived in Miami since 2002—in his amazing world of bright colors. Essays discuss his life and work, reproduced in large colorplates as well as close-up details.

About the author

D. Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz is associate professor and section head at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, and editor of Cuban Studies Magazine.
Henry Drewal is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and adjunct curator of African Art at the Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison.
Carol Damian is professor of art history in the Department of Art and Art History at Florida International University.
Jack Rasmussen is the director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.