Muse of the Month: Artist Ernesto Kunde

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Title: “Habitat,” 2014, by Ernesto Kunde

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36 x 60

About this piece: Brazilian-born, Miami-based painter Ernesto Kunde transforms the 600-square-foot Swenson Gallery of the Bakehouse Art Complex into an immersive experience with this large-scale piece and dozens of others featured in his solo exhibition titled “Symbiotic Promise.”

“Habitat represents a new direction I’ve taken with the Mangrove Series I started two years ago. The large size is a big challenge for me, but I’ve managed to carry the bright colors through in all of my work,” said Kunde. 

Kunde draws a parallel to the symbiotic relationship between people and nature with the sculptural overlaying of his paintings in the gallery. A site-specific installation with a mural and projection will also express the his heightened awareness of the urgent need to take care of the environment.

See if with your own eyes: “Habitat” and the entire “Symbiotic Promise” exhibition by Ernesto Kunde is on view from May 9 – June 8, 2014 in the Swenson Gallery at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32 St., Miami.