Mabel Poblet (*1986 in Cienfuegos) graduated from both “San Alejandro” Art Academy and the University of the Arts (ISA) with top grades. Her distinctive, penetrating style has made her one of the best-known visual artists in Cuba. She currently lives and works in Havana.
Poblet’s works from her exhibition Flashback are best described as creative constellations; the circular, kaleidoscopic compositions are made up of a series of associations, pieced together like a mosaic. Her works create an intimate dreamscape, a ‘starry map’ of her experiences, thoughts and collective memories. Her orb-like wall sculptures explore landscapes ranging from oceans to cities, and are uniquely created with materials like photographs, acetate sheets and light itself. Her multi-sensory ‘penetrable’ installation offers a space for reflection and escape, immersing the viewer in sound and light. Perhaps the most poignant aspect of Poblet’s installations is the invitation she extends to her viewer, inviting them to explore not only her own life, but to embark upon a voyage of their own.
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