The piece “Dark Light”, by the Manzanillo´ artist, stands with the highest award.


As every year, the Municipal Hall of Plastic Arts “October 10th” convened the avant-garde of the plastic arts in Manzanillo to pay tribute to the men who took up arms with Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, in Demajagua.

The 39th edition of the prize, which began to be held in 1973, has special significance in commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the pro-independence coup.

The jury, integrated by the president of the UNEAC in the city, Manuel Olivera Álvarez, the poet and professor of the University of Granma Orlando López Rodríguez and the artist and designer Eduardo García Cancino, recognized with the Prize of the Salon the work: “Dark Light “, mixed media on the canvas of 183 x 135 cm, made by Yunier Tamayo Sánchez this year.

From this work they highlighted the “impeccable invoice in the symbolization of human relationships and their problems, by the symbolism of color, the use of lights and the economy of forms”. In addition, mentions were given to Wilfredo Milanés Santiesteban and Jesús Diéguez Fiallo.

On this occasion, 17 works by 13 authors, belonging to three generations of creators, were presented. Among them are members of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and the Hermanos Saíz Association and members of the Plastic Arts Workshop “Arsenio Martínez”.

The pieces cover a varied formal thematic spectrum from realism, expressionism, abstraction, between painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and conceptual art (installation). They involve individual and social concerns, as well as the beliefs and cosmogony of the contestants, who express the results of their searches here.

Artecru offers its readers a selection of Yunier Tamayo Sánchez’s work throughout his career and welcomes the distinction deserved by this young value of contemporary Cuban art.

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