Biography

Born in 1987 in Artemisa, Havana, Cuba
Lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Andy Lanes Bultó, born in 1987 in Artemisa, Havana, Cuba, graduated from the provincial academy of plastic arts and later from the higher university institute of art of Havana.

Employing specific aesthetic and symbolic traditions to examine contemporary orthodox maleness, Bultó’s practice extends the rich heritage of the nude figure in Western art, from the Late Stone Age through ancient civilizations, the Renaissance, Baroque, and Modernism. Utilizing traditional techniques and materials like gold leaf and oil paint, Bultó explores themes of desire, seduction, intimacy, conflict, and ritual. “Gold is,” he says, “a material of seduction, and one that I use to elicit the viewer’s desire to possess.”

Bultó innovatively uses paper-based works hand-dyed with pollen from carnivorous plants. This choice is rich with metaphor, comparing the real and symbolic qualities of pollen—a vital attractant essential for life—with the allure and status of gold and human desires. The predatory nature of these plants blurs the line between intimacy and deadly conflict.

Bultó’s figures appear to consent to intimacy, almost dancing. In Cuba, he says, nearly everything relates to dance, a legacy of Spanish colonization blending with Afro-Cuban culture. Conjuring connotations of colonialism, conquest, and romance, Bultó questions the intersectionality of cultural and natural conceits, highlighting parallels between human life and the natural world.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • 2023 Pillow Fight, 21C Hotels, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A
  • 2022 May 2022 Cuban Contemporary Exhibit, Sager Reeves Gallery
  • 2021 Miami Spring 2021 POP-UP, JCamejo Art
  • 2020
    Miami Fall POP-UP, JCamejo Art
    Portraiture, Sager Reeves Gallery
    The Cuban Contemporary Exhibit, Sager Reeves Gallery
  • 2019 1xONE | POP-UP, JCamejo Art
  • 2018 Between Fantasy and Reality – The Work of Six Cuban Artists + Tropical Winter Garden – Nicolás Leiva, JCamejo Art

Selected Fairs

  • 2019
    JCamejo Art at Affordable Art Fair New York Fall 2019, JCamejo Art
    JCamejo Art at Affordable Art Fair New York Spring 2019, JCamejo Art