Writings

Carol Damian, Ph.D.
Miami, FL, July 2008

The imagery of Carlos Luna is filled with complex patterns and a wealth of detail that serve as the setting for figures, objects, animals, and other arcane symbols that both emerge and merge in his...

Michael Mills
Wilton Manors, FL October 23, 2008

As intensely as I admire "Pablo Picasso Ceramics/Carlos Luna Paintings," the splashy new exhibition at the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale, I can't help but wonder whether a lot of people...

Annegreth Nill
Fort Lauderdale, FL. August 2008

It is sometimes difficult to reconstruct the birth of an idea. Showing the paintings of contemporary artist Carlos Luna (b. Cuba, 1969) alongside the ceramics of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is one of...

Curtis L. Carter
Milwaukee, WI July 1, 2008

Who is the artist Carlos Luna? Carlos Luna would say that he is a Cuban artist, and this is true in the sense that he was born on the island in 1969, in the tobacco center of Pinar del Rio. He...

Jesús Rosado
Miami, FL May 2008

…the “center-periphery” model is a false interpretation of the history of...

Jesús Rosado
Miami, FL Summer 2007

JR: How did Carlos Luna, the painter, emerge?CL: I'm going to confess something that I haven't made public before.  Only a few people know about this situation; however, it may help to...

Enrique Garcia Guttierez
San Juan, PR. September 3, 2007

Viewers standing before Carlos Luna’s El Gran Mambo (2006, oil on canvas, 144" X 192") will confront a very clear order telling them what they must do. In Spanish, the text reads...

Scott Schweigert
Annville, PA. November 2006

Any artist is bound to paint aspects of his own autobiography and construct an iconography that is uniquely his own. Carlos Luna is such an artist. The Cuban-born painter moves the viewer through his...