The Havana Biennial 13th edition, is not going to take place this year as hoped for. Once a biennial event, (the last one to take place was in May 22 to June 22, 2015 – “Between the Idea and the Experience,”), it is now scheduled to launch in November of 2018. The news was officially announced by the Biennial Foundation. The featured artists have yet to be announced:
Cuban artist Juan Lazaro Gutierrez speaks about his art.
“I try to express my ideas and thoughts by giving them the exact date of the year in which I finish the canvas. The inner world and my experiences of my life each day are reflected in my work, but in a non-figurative manner. The anger, regret and joy that I feel are expressed in my art.
Andy Cano was born in 1982 in Santiago de Cuba, the city known as “the capital of Afro-Cuban culture”. He was grown in an ambient full of art. He started playing the guitar when he was a little child and he has played in the band that he formed and named “Los Chicos del Barrio – The Kids of the Suburb” in national and international festivals for many years.
In 2000, he had the opportunity to travel to Europe on a music tour with his band, with the sponsorship of UNESCO. He came to realize his passion and talent for painting, while he stayed with the Spanish painter Manuel in Paris-Montmartre, as a part of the tour. In 2001 Manuel visited Cuba and they have prepared exhibitions together in several cultural centers.
This is a pastoral scene painted in 1983? by a Cuban artist named Oscar. The work of art is signed.
The painting is an example of artists who painted in the modern era adhering to the impressionistic style of art. It is owned by a family in Havana who wish to sell the painting privately. It was a gift to the family from the artist. The family has owned the painting for 33 years.