Artist Statement

My career as a visual artist started in the mid 90s. During my first years as a student at the Instituto Superior de Diseño (ISDI) in Havana, illustration and poster design captivated all my attention and creative energy.

Surrealism masters and Cuban painters have had a strong influence in the
development of my style and the way I conceive and formulate an idea or a narrative line. I always searched for the support or the reference of a story, a myth or a poem, as a compass to start the creative journey. 

Each series or creative period responds to the same conceptual logic an illustrator
would use in an editorial project. During the process of research and
conceptualization, new meanings and images would emerge, and new projects and series will come to life.

The way I determine and use the colours is strongly related to the way light and colours are manifested in the tropics. I often use primary colours, searching
from time to time the over-saturation and vivid contrasts, as well as an ambience
that would relate to a dream or a past experience.

After leaving BC and moving to Nova Scotia in 2022, the beauty of the local landscapes got my attention and I started to develop a body of work, mostly small and medium format oil on canvas, reflecting my visions of the rural scenery.