Artist Statement: In the project Havana Colors, I rediscover the essence of color presence—however, what defines presence is no longer explainable. Color, lines after lines, distance, desire, the locus of the image, and volume do the explanation. All these characteristics come together simultaneously, equally, and in terms of each other, in some sense having nothing to do with the way color behaves or represents itself in the shared world of experience.
  • 2018

Havana Colors


Alexis Mendoza

Cuban-born Bronxite Alexis Mendoza is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, and author. Mr. Mendoza has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries around the world in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Alexis is the co-founder and co-creator of the Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, and founding member of BxArts Factory. Alexis Mendoza is also the author of several books, such as Latin America, The Culture and the New Men; Objective Reference of Painting: The work of Ismael Checo, 1986-2006; and Reflections: The Sensationalism of the Art from Cuba. Alexis Mendoza lives and works in the Bronx.

Piano History

Public Location

Inwood Hill Park (June 4 - 24, 2018)

Permanent Home

Inwood Early College (Delivered Fall 2018)

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