Zaida del Río

Zaida del Río

Between Lucidity and Frenzy Zaida del Río’s career has been consistently frenetic and ascending. Critics and simple observers, trained pupils and people just beginning to look into the world of art (each with his experience) find in the work of this Cuban not only convincing reasons for admiration and brilliance, but, above all, the aesthetically consolidated projection of a sensibility. From near or from afar, in one medium or another (painting, drawing, engraving, ceramics and performance), Zaida has achieved what is for many others denied: a distinctive imagery, a mark of identity. Throughout…Read more …
Li D Fong

Li D Fong

I am restless by nature. I have always responded promptly to the pressing need to create because new possibilities burn inside me that I must constantly express; to fill in the blank spaces of the canvas with these “worlds” or living spaces I create. It has always been that way since I began to create, which was at a very early age. I have always been compelled by the urge to present narratives through images; to tell stories, not with words, but with pictures. I received my technical training at San Alejandro Academy…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 …
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 …