The visual technique is the way of understanding between a creator, his work and the public.
The serigraphy “The people are me” (10 color print on open screen) of the well-known plastic artist, professor, curator, essayist and art critic Manuel López Oliva is one of the most interesting creative novelties in the contemporary Cuban visual scene in recent days.
Held at the “René Portocarrero” Screenprint Workshop in Havana, Cuba; the work executed on the gray tones and cuttlefish, reflects one of the “portraits – masks” of the Cuban creator. Symbolic and artistic constructions that the creator has as an identifying point of his professional career for years.
Through the use of interesting visual textures, somewhat enigmatic, with great semiotic value and a diaphanous look, the Cuban intellectual reflects in this work how superficial the popular concept can be that “behind a mask hides feelings and behaviors not totally socially accepted “, but can play a role, a specific role.
In a union from the codes of theatricality, the dramaturgy not only of the visual arts but combined as almost always with the universe of performing arts and the diversity of human behaviors, López Oliva is able to reflect the intricacies of a social daily life and intellectual from a pictorial – verbal interlocution understandable to all those who encounter his work.
His most recent creation is a more intimate approach between his artistic career and the different audiences that can appreciate it. A selection of their works can be found in his profile in the community of Artecru.