Step inside the surreal world of Jota Leal. Coral Springs Museum of Art presents the first major solo exhibition of artistic works by the Venezuela-born painter, currently on view through May 27, 2016. This remarkable compilation brings together the best of Leal’s whimsical and incisive portraits of rock stars, movie stars, sports icons, and historical and cultural figures. There’s something for anyone who is captivated by the famous and iconic figures around us.
Jota’s wildly expressive paintings of Salvador Dalí, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Freddie Mercury, Ali, and others, are at the pinnacle of contemporary portraiture. The icing on the cake is the remarkable twist that he imparts to each and every subject. His ability to transform the subject’s face into something more elemental and evocative is a gift few have possessed.