May 182010


The Cuban artist Orestes Campos was born in Cuba in 1962.  He graduated from the Academy of “José Joaquin Tejada” in 1987, specializing in painting and drawing.

In 1989 – 1990, he attended the State Institute of Art in Moscow.  He is a member of UNEAC (Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba) and belongs to the Cara-jo group of artists.  His paintings are a humorous commentary on modern society, its materialism and the concept of the “renaissance man”.  He has exhibited his works extensively in Cuba and his art can be found in collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

He lives in Santiago de Cuba with his wife and child.

In 2012, he and his friend, fellow Cuban artist Reinaldo Pagan Avila and others exhibited in Spain at the Murcia Chys Gallery. DIVERTIMENTOS was the name of the exhibition which featured paintings of historical figures in perplexing, ironic situations.  Individuals extracted from their space and time, their reality and circumstances, in clothing surrounded by their immediate environment: changed in order to create a new vision, capable of honoring or criticizing their actions in history.

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