Yoan Capote: See Escapes

24 May-26 Jul 2024
PV 23 May 2024, 6-8pm

Ben Brown Fine Arts
London W1K 4DG


SEE ESCAPES, curated by Joachim Pissarro, is deeply rooted in the context of Cuban artist Yoan Capote's upbringing in Cuba, an island marked by profound historical and geographical circumstances.

Exploring a spectrum of themes through an emotional lens, SEE ESCAPES presents a progression in Capote's practice, presenting his most recent series Purificación, Aguas Territoriales, Sentimientos Encontrados, and Family Portraits to a London audience for the first time, alongside works from the artist’s celebrated Isla and Palangre series. Intricately intertwined with the traumatic socio-political landscape of the artist’s upbringing in Cuba, SEE ESCAPES expands Capote’s iconic seascapes towards a wider, global spectrum of reflection, as the artist explores themes of migration and borders, life and death, hope and tragedy, and the interplay between control and freedom of expression. Capote finds solace in the process of art making, using it as a means to transcend his reality, all while prompting profound contemplation on the human experience and societal dynamics within his work.


Yoan Capote: See Escapes- press release