Ethnic awareness in the Cuban art I (XIX Century to the first half of the XX Century)

- Virginia Alberdi Benítez -   An important area of the Cuban art reveals the ethnic awareness of the inhabitants of the Antillean Island. The encounter between Africa and Europe in the creation of the Nation determines that “condition of the soul” characterized by the Cuba anthropologist Fernando Ortiz as the element essential of the Cuban character. It is not about just an instrumental category. While in The United States and Brazil the Afro-Americans or Afro-Brazilian identities are profiled, according to the case, in Cuba almost nobody is defined as "Afro-Cuban", what doesn't…Read more …
Eduardo Roca «Choco»

Eduardo Roca «Choco»

- Virginia Alberdi Benítez - - Art Critic - Choco, the renowned Cuban artist, shines with his own light. Perhaps not all inhabitants of the Caribbean island know that his name is Eduardo Roca Salazar, but when you say Choco – the familiar name with which he signs his pieces – Cubans understand that you are speaking of a well-known artist. It is not necessary to be familiar with his work in detail or to frequently visit the spaces where he exhibits; in the public domain, beyond the specialized circles, Choco is someone…Read more …
Eduardo Roca «Choco»: EQUILIBRIO HUMANO

Eduardo Roca «Choco»: EQUILIBRIO HUMANO

Keys to an Identity - Virginia Alberdi - Choco shines with his own light. Perhaps not all inhabitants of the Caribbean island know that his name is Eduardo Roca, but when you say Choco – the familiar name with which he signs his pieces – they understand that you are speaking of an artist whom everyone admires for contributing to the heart of Cuban culture. That perception has been forged over time and is supported by the regularity of a consistent artistic output. The participation in salons and biennials and the awards he…Read more …
Eduardo Roca «Choco» – EQUILIBRIO HUMANO

Eduardo Roca «Choco» – EQUILIBRIO HUMANO

  As the title 'EQUILIBRIO HUMANO' suggests, the works of the Afro-Cuban Artist Eduardo Roca «Choco» (*1949, Santiago de Cuba) are characterised by their search for equilibrium of man with himself, nature, his spirituality, his ancestry independent of ethnicity.  His work - whether painting, sculpture or print - is characterised by it corporeality which is formed by the motives as well as materiality. ArteMorfosis is the first Swiss gallery to display oil paintings, collagraphies and wood sculptures in Switzerland of the international renowned artist. Master of collagraphy like no other in Cuba, his solid…Read more …