Onay Rosquet

Onay Rosquet

Interview by Virginia Alberdi - Havana, December 2016 ONAY ROSQUET -  SELF PORTRAIT Young people have an outstanding position in contemporary Cuban art; they are the vanguard in the different ways of expressing art and tend to participate in all sorts of trends. Onay Rosquet’s work – which initially focused on characters and later on objects carefully reproduced in his drawings and paintings – attracts attention in an extraordinary way. In his first series on objects they appeared lonely, abandoned, but loaded with nostalgia that revealed much about them. At present, the young painter,…Read more …
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 …