Carlos Quintana – Passage

Carlos Quintana – Passage

– by David Mateo, Art Critic, Habana, 2018 - Carlos Quintana (*1966, Havana) began his artistic career as a sketcher and painter in Cuba in the early 1990s.His pictures from this period show clear features of neo-expressionism.At the time, this stylistic orientation was characteristic of other contemporary painters in Cuba.His works showed the influence of paradigmatic artists such as Schnabel, Baselitz, Kiefer and Kippenberger.Nevertheless, Quintana was not granted a rapid rise in the national art scene of Cuba.One reason for this was that as a painter he was formally traveling on alternative paths…Read more …
Osy Milian – ALL ABOUT HERSELF

Osy Milian – ALL ABOUT HERSELF

Osy Milian (*1992, Havana) places images of herself in the center of her paintings. They are obviously not traditional self-portraits, one of the most established genres in the history of western art. But whoever sees these works will remember the words of Pablo Picasso: “At first, self-portrait is a apprenticeship and later it becomes a representation; here is how I see myself, here is how I think I saw myself.” The artist represents her personal experiences in a very distinctive way. She calls “Fragments” both the group of works and, of course, each one of them separately, which…Read more …
Lancelot Alonso Rodríguez – PASSION AND RESTRAINT –

Lancelot Alonso Rodríguez – PASSION AND RESTRAINT –

  Lancelot Alonso graduated in 1997 from the José Antonio Díaz Peláez Experimental Center for Visual Arts, where he finished elementary school. He continued his studies at the FIT School of Design in New York in 2005 and at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, where he graduated in 2008. He lives and works in Havana. - Virginia Alberdi about Lancelot - 'For strong emotions, we have the work of Lancelot Alonso. On one occasion he was asked about his favorite themes and answered: “I think an important moment was that of…Read more …
Adislen Reyes Pino – PASSION AND RESTRAINT –

Adislen Reyes Pino – PASSION AND RESTRAINT –

Adislen Reyes attended San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts until 2005 and finished her studies at the Higher Institute of Art in 2010. She has taken part in the following workshops: Artist’s Book, with Steve C. Daiber in San Alejandro (2011); Lithography, in San Alejandro (2003); Collography, with Janet Brossard and Norberto Marrero; The Multiple Trace, at ISA (2002), and Collagraphy, with José Contino, in San Alejandro (2001). She is currently a professor at San Alejandro Academy. She lives and works in Havana. - Virginia Alberdi about Adislen Reyes - 'Adislen has said about herself:…Read more …