ART FROM CUBA BY ARTISTS WHO LIVE IN CUBA l PRESENTED BY CUBARTE NEW YORK.

Cubarte - About Art from Cuba
From the famous Roberto Fabelo, Antonia Eiriz, Mariano Rodriguez, and Tomas Sanchez to lesser known (in the U.S. that is...), but rising artists like Alicia de la Campa, Isolina Limonta, Hugo Rubio, Carlos Verdial, Pedro Piloto and others, we can offer you original works on canvas and on paper.
    However, as you'll see, special emphasis (especially in the number of works shown) and respect is given to that lesser known part of the Cuban art scene: Fresh and new talent, struggling to find its forum outside the island.
    But what is art from Cuba? And what's so different about art from Cuba in comparism to art from other Latin American countries or contemporary Latin cultures?
    "Several aspects," writes Keith Morrison, distinguished artist and art educator at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. "For one, it's the isolation of the artist, aware but removed from the critical discourse abroad."
    "Another is material deprivation, making improvisation and innovation a crucial part of the creative process."
    "Also, the entire political and social matrix of Cuba in relation to the U.S. has significantly influenced artistic themes, content and imagery."
    "And perhaps most importantly, Cuba is unique in the Latin American diaspora for its uninhibited mix of African and European influences."
    Rainer Maria Rilke suggested that "a work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity". This necessity may be economical for artists who live in Cuba. But they also hunger for recognition & acceptance outside the island.
    If you like please read "The Cuban Art Revolution" published in The Wall Street Journal.