(Havana, 1944) from the time he was a child wanted to represent the world around him. He discovered the family circle with his mother’s encouragement and saw images from popular religions and Afro-Cuban religious syncretism. He graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 1963, and a year later had his first one-person exhibition. The analysis of his work leads us to study an iconography in which the symbols arising from the artistic representation of the orichas come forth. In the 1960s he began to reproduce the stories of Yoruba religion, through which he conveyed an original sense of revelation. Through his paintings on wood he created his own symbols, evoking the archaic representations of the orichas and their main idea together with the original sense of each figure.

web design: Los Fieras

proyecto y curaduría:/project concept and curator: Alejandro de la Fuente

Agradecemos a la Fundación Ford por su apoyo para este proyecto /

/ Thanks to Ford Foundation for their support for this project"