• Obreros (portafolio La estampa puertorriqueña, Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño)

    “Obreros (portafolio La estampa puertorriqueña, Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño)*”

    Date 1951
    Dimensions 8 5/8" x 10 3/8"
    Category Print
    Medium Linocut on paper
    Genre Scenes
    Period 20th Century
    Collection Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico Collection
    Acknowledgement *Title translation: Laborers (The Puerto Rican Print portfolio, Center for Puerto Rican Art)

Rubén Rivera Aponte

Bayamón, PR, 1931

Biography Details

Painter, graphic artist, printmaker and silk-screen printer. He did his art apprenticeship at the Center of Puerto Rican Art with painter and professor Félix Bonilla Norat. He is part of what is known as the Generation of the ‘50s. He has participated in various group exhibitions and a few solo exhibitions. His work can be found in important institutional and museum collections in Puerto Rico.

Artist Statement

Poetic in his visual presentation a well as the treatment of the theme, Rivera Aponte claims that, “it is a matter of concept, because I communicate with the mountain, I communicate with the trees, with the sky, with everything”. The artist remains immersed in nature, turning himself into a part of it, so that he can paint it.

Source: Catalog “Rubén Rivera Aponte: Desde mi ventana” by Myrna E. Rodríguez Vega, 2001  

Formation

Education

  • Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2001

  • From my window, Galería La Pintadera, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1970s

  • Galería Santiago, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2012

  • Interconexiones: lecturas curatoriales de la colección permanente del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • De colección 2 Pinturas y creaciones artísticas en el arte de Puerto Rico del siglo XX, Galería La Pintadera, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990

  • El Paisaje Puertorriqueño: 4 Generaciones, Galería Latinoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1985

  • Pintura y Gráfica de los Años 50, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1977-1978

  • Muestra de Pintura y Escultura, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1962

  • Exposición Talleres, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1957

  • Dos Siglos de Pintura Puertorriqueña, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Catalogues 

Interconexiones: lecturas curatoriales de la colección permanente del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012.

 

Rubén Rivera Aponte: Desde mi ventana, Galería La Pintadera, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001.

 

Newspapers

Pérez Rivera, Tatiana. “Mirada al siglo XX”. Cultura, El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 1 de mayo de 2008, p. 8.