El Corral

 Cuban Art, Yuri Moreno  Comments Off on El Corral
May 302010


“El Corral” by the Cuban artist, Yuri Moreno. “El Corral” depicts a sense of endangerment to the environment. Many of the art works by Yuri Moreno reflect his concern about the threats to the environment, long before environmentalism was the darling topic of conversation among the elites of this world. He paints in the naïve art style, colorful works, child-like but depicting the concerns of the modern world.  Notice that life is barren beyond the boundaries of this farm, the earth, this planet. There is nothing else but the planet we live on.

This painting measures 42 x 52 cm.

Yuri Moreno

 Santiago de Cuba, Yuri Moreno  Comments Off on Yuri Moreno
May 182010


The Cuban artist Yuri Moreno Ruiz was born in 1972 in Cuba and graduated from the José Joaquin Tejada Academy of Fine Arts in Santiago de Cuba in 1990.  He specialized in sculpture and painting.

Yuri exhibits his work internationally and has worked and exhibited with other artists in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and France.  He is a member of the artists’ group Cara-jo (a short form of the word Cara Joven – which means “young face” in Spanish)  in Santiago de Cuba.  He formed this group with his two friends who are also visual artists, Orestes Campos and Reinaldo Pagan – other artists whose works you can see at Ateneo Art.

In Cuba, his work has been shown in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Holguin.  Moreno’s art and sculpture can be found in collections, both personal and public around the globe.  Today he is a major artist in Europe.

Yuri’s work reminds one of the art of Rousseau, but conceptually, his are more symbolic in arrangement, involving reflection, complexity and subtlety that often leaves both the artist and the audience perplexed.  Every element by itself would mean nothing if painting it as a single object, but when he organizes the ideas together, a new meaning is formed by the  juxtaposition of another.  Nature, the life of wild animals, especially crocodiles and the environment are often the subjects of his work.

Yuri currently lives and works in France.  More recent paintings and sculptures by Moreno can be seen at his personal website here.

May 182010


This site will cover the artists involved in the Ateneo Art Gallerie in Santiago de Cuba.  These artists are actively painting and distributing their works of art in Santiago and other cities in Cuba such as Havana and Holguin.

A brief background of the lives of these artists and their works can be found here. We also write about the art galleries, exhibitions and events related to the arts world in Cuba.

The following artists and their works are available including Pagan, Yuri Moreno, Pavel Moraguez, and Campos.  More artists and their works will appear later in the production of this website.

We will also sell some of the works by these Cuban artists.  Many of the works of art on this site have already been sold and are to be found in private homes and art galleries worldwide.