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 …
Pedro Pablo Oliva

Pedro Pablo Oliva

By Leonora Oliva When Pedro Pablo Oliva was announced as winner of the National Prize in Visual Arts[1] in 2006 no one was surprised. As stated by David Mateo, this was “a prize of public consensus”. And it so because Oliva’s work is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest examples of visual arts in the Island. The far-reaching distinction did not entail the establishment – already ensured many years ago by said “public consensus” – but merely a confirmation of the substantial contribution made by this creator with his work and his preeminent place…Read more …
Alicia Leal

Alicia Leal

Catharsis and Authenticity –VIRGINIA ALBERDI –Art Critic A young woman flies along with a rooster whose wings have the colors of fire and the sky. One ignores where it comes from or heads to. The retina only fixes one and the other on the front plane, with a background of very light trees and waves (are they waves or bubbles?) that hardly support the painting’s main characters. Another young woman hides her head in her thorax, accompanied by doves and illuminated by a sun of honey-colored rays, leaving a rain of fine spores…Read more …
Gilberto Frómeta

Gilberto Frómeta

The Shades of a Temperament - RAFAEL ACOSTA DE ARRIBA – - Poet, Essayist and Art Critic – Gilberto Frómeta’s painting belongs to the imagination of quite a few generations of Cubans, including mine. I followed his work with interest and admiration since I was a young man interested in the visual arts; way back then I understood that his painting is an act of faith. Time went by and Frómeta became famous to critics and experts – I would say even more – one cannot write about visual arts in Cuba and…Read more …