“Every moment or event becomes a pretext to be represented under the appearance of the pictorial …”
Manzanillo painter based in Bayamo, whose career is marked by mastery in portraiture, with a loose brushstroke and particular attention to the psychology of the character. He specializes in commissioned works, those that are present in private collections of personalities of Cuban culture and other international and institutional collections.
Studies carried out
1995 Professional School of Plastic Arts. José Joaquín Tejada. Santiago de Cuba.
1991 Elementary School of Plastic Arts “Carlos Enríquez”, Manzanillo. Granma.
He has taught Painting and Drawing lessons in:
- Provincial School of Art Instructors Cacique Hatuey. Bayamo. Granma
- Academy of Plastic Arts Oswaldo Guayasamín. Bayamo. Granma
- Carlos Enríquez Plastic Arts Academy. Manzanillo Granma.
2018 Genesis and myths. Old Artistic and Literary Lyceum Palace of the Marquis of Arches. Havana Cuba.
2014 Multiple visions. Literary Promotion Center “Manuel Navarro Luna”, Manzanillo, Granma.
2013 It’s what you see. “Carlos Enríquez” Gallery. Manzanillo, Granma.
2012 It’s what you see. “Manuel Muñoz Cedeño” Provincial Museum. Bayamo, Granma.
Teacher please, I do not know new. CMBF Gallery. Havana.
2011 Maestro please, do not move. Convent of San Francisco de Asís. Havana.
2010 The lesson of Velázquez. Habana Riviera Hotel. Havana.
2007-2008 Convergent Lines. House of the Young Creator, AHS. Bayamo. Granma
2000 Meditations of the spirit. Provincial Center of Plastic Arts. Bayamo. Granma
1999 Apology to the Sign and the Image. Young Creator´s House, AHS. Bayamo. Granma
1995 Success-Myth-Sense. Graduation project. East Gallery. Santiago de Cuba.
2017 Common space. “Manuel Muñoz Cedeño” Provincial Museum. Bayamo. Granma.
2015 Candles in the wind. Lobby Sierra Maestra Hotel. Bayamo, Granma.
2012 Divertimentos. Gallery-workshop “Los Oficios” Havana.
Lecuona and dance. National Dance Museum. Havana.
… but it moves. Young Creator`s House. Bayamo. Granma
From verse to color. Literary Café Ventana Sur. Bayamo. Granma
Cantilenas for a cabinetmaker joke. Manuel Muñoz Cedeño Provincial Museum. Bayamo. Granma
2011 Roots. Ernesto Che Guevara Gallery. Rebel Radio Havana.
What remains is from us, Carlos Enriquez Gallery. Manzanillo Granma
2009 Oil on Canvas. Small Dimension Gallery-Experimental Workshop. Bayamo. Granma.
Common space. Small Dimension Gallery-Experimental Workshop. Bayamo. Granma
2007 Plastic Artists Manzanilleros. 215th Anniversary of the city. Carlos Enríquez Art Gallery, Manzanillo. Granma
2002 In the Mirror Art Gallery. Carlos Enríquez Gallery. Manzanillo Granma
2001 Meeting of Young Creators of the Caribbean. Young Creator´s House, Santiago de Cuba.
Plastic Bayamesa in Pinar del Rio. Young Creator´s House. Pinar del Río.
2000 Paths Traced. Art Gallery. Bayamo. Granma
1995 Second International Meeting of Linguistics. Heredia Theater. Santiago de Cuba.
1994 5 faces for a coin. Culture´s House. Manzanillo Granma
1993 Political discourse, politics of a discourse. Professional School of Plastic Arts. José Joaquín Tejada. Santiago de Cuba.
Contest April 4th. East Gallery. Santiago de Cuba.
2011 Territorial Salon 500 years. Eliseo Osorio Art Gallery. Baracoa, Guantánamo.
2008 XXII Manuel del Socorro Municipal Salon. Culture´s House, Bayamo. Granma.
2007 XXI Manuel del Socorro Municipal Salon. Culture´s House. Bayamo. Granma.
2000 XVII Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts and Design, Art Center. Bayamo. Granma.
1999 XIII Municipal Salon, Manuel del Socorro. Art Gallery. Bayamo. Granma
1998 XV Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts and Design. Art Gallery. Bayamo. Granma.
XII Municipal Salon, Manuel del Socorro. Art Gallery. Bayamo. Granma
1997 IV National Landscape Show. Art Gallery. Bayamo. Granma
1995 XII Provincial Exhibition of Plastic Arts and Design. Art Gallery. Bayamo. Granma.
1994 II David Salon, Elvira Cape Library. Santiago de Cuba.
1993 I David Salon. Elvira Cape Library. Santiago de Cuba.
1992 30th November Salon. Universal Art Gallery. Santiago de Cuba.
City Hall. East Gallery. Santiago de Cuba.
1995 Instincts. Café Picasso Gallery. The Rioja. Spain.
OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES
2012 Illustrates the cover of the novel “La Concordia” by the writer Evelio Traba Fonseca, who obtained with it the Latin American novel prize. Alba Narrative.
2005 Tutor of the thesis of the Manzanillo´s artist Rafael Reyes Machado.
Member of the jury of admission and awards in the salons “10th Octubre” and ” Manuel del Socorro ” among others in Granma Province.
- Private collection of Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler
- Private collection of the writer Miguel Barnet
- Private collection of plastic artist Alberto Lescay Merencio
- Private collection of renowned musician Leo Brower.
- Private collection of renowned pianist Frank Fernández
- Private collection of the absolute prima ballerina Alicia Alonso.
- Private collection of former president of Guatemala Álvaro Colóm Caballeros
- Private collection of Archbishop Dionisio García Ibáñez, President of the Conference of Bishops of Cuba.
- Private collections in the United States, Mexico, the Bahamas, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
PERMANENT EXHIBITION OF THEIR WORKS
- Theater hall “Miguel Benavides”. Manzanillo Granma
- Cuban Nationality´s House. Bayamo. Granma
- Provincial Museum “Manuel Muñoz Cedeño”. Bayamo. Granma
- Provincial Chess Academy “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes”. Bayamo. Granma
- First Baptist Church. Bayamo. Granma
- Municipal History´s Museum. Manzanillo. Granma
PRIZES AND MENTIONS
1998 Prize XV Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts and Design. Art Gallery. Bayamo, Granma.
Prize XII Municipal Salon, Manuel del Socorro. Art Gallery. Bayamo, Granma.
1994 Second David Award, Elvira Cape Library. Santiago de Cuba.
1993 Mention. April 4th contest. East Gallery. Santiago de Cuba.
1992 City Salon Award. East Gallery. Santiago de Cuba.
OTHER RECOGNITIONS AND DISTINCTIONS
2017 Recognition of the Casa Natal Museum ” Carlos Manuel de Céspedes ”. For his outstanding contribution to the Bayamesa Culture ”.
2013 Recognition of the Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design. For being an outstanding artist during the year 2012.
2004 Recognition of the Provincial Bureau of the P.C.C and the Board of Administration in Granma.
2013 “The prophet in his land.” La Campana. Informative-cultural supplement.
“A flare to illuminate the senses”. The Demajagua.
2012 “Portrait of Amaury Palacio in Homage to Lecuona”, La Campana. Informative-cultural supplement.
“A century from the Comparsa de Lecuona”, Granma International.
“Overflowing the retina”, La Campana. Informative-cultural supplement.
“The perpetuity of the portrait” La Demajagua.
2011 “Master, please do not move the rescue of a tradition”, La Campana. Informative-cultural supplement.
“Musicians on the canvas”, La Demajagua.
“Ventana Abierta”, Ventana Sur Magazine, #11.
2010 “Following the footprint of the great masters of Spanish Baroque”, La Demajagua.
2009 “Oil Traditions”, La Demajagua.
“A portrait for the story or the story in a portrait”. The Demajagua, cultural supplement Vértice.
2005 “I see, I think … then I paint”, Ventana Sur Magazine.
1999 “The unsuspected of the origin of the sign”, La Demajagua, cultural supplement Vértice.
INTERVIEWS AND REPORTS
2017 Report on cultural events on the National TV News.
Report on the Cultural News of the CNC Provincial TV.
2012 “Themes of 2012” Program. Havana-Radio. Havana.
“From the eternal art” program CMBF National Musical Radio. Havana.
2011 “City in Concert” Program Havana-Radio. Havana.
Program “Paradise” Havana-Radio. Havana
Program “Transparencies” CNC Provincial TV. Bayamo Granma
2010 Program “At noon” Educational Channel. TVC. Havana.
2009 Cultural Magazine “Así”. Radio Rebelde. Havana.
2009 Program “Transparencies” CNC Provincial TV. Bayamo. Granma.
2008 Program “Transparencies” CNC Provincial TV. Bayamo. Granma.