Born amid the turmoil of 1960's Cuba, I bring to my art the indelible stamp of my Caribbean homeland. Fleeing the oppression of the Castro regime in 1980, I retained the vivid imagery of my country's people, customs, and landscapes. My art is a reflection of these influences.
My paintings channel the rhythm of everyday Cuban life and culture, and portray a close affinity with my subjects. They also depict the wealth and depth of the diverse Hispanic culture, exposing every aspect of the Latino experience with themes ranging from indigenous and rural life of Colonial Latin America to contemporary images. Embracing these common-place yet lyrical themes, I relay the beauty of them using bold, colorful, vibrant, warm-hued, exotic imagery.
My interpretation of post-modern primitivism is projected through the use of exaggerated volume, my signature style. At the heart of my work is one basic philosophy: that perfection is found in the spherical nature of the universe. The rotund figures in my paintings are the manifestation of this belief.
My work has been shown internationally, including in my native Cuba, and I've had multiple shows in the United States as well.