El Lago is an art naïve vision of the devastation of the earth by global warming. It is a bleak vision of Nature, the death of the earth, the red clouds and the naked trees. This painting by the Cuban artist, Yuri Moreno was painted in 1997.
Painted by Yuri Moreno with his usual sense of the absurd – that of placing an igloo in a jungle-like setting in the painting. “El Igloo” (the Igloo) further illustrates the bitter sense of humor he extols in his body of work.He often places objects together which do not belong together in reality. The destruction of Nature is a common theme in his art. The colors are strong and bright, the style is art naïve.
La Caza or The Hunt by the Cuban artist Yuri Moreno Ruiz of Santiago de Cuba is another of his interesting works, painted in the art naïve style he most frequently uses to express himself in his work.
This painting is brightly colored, acrylic on canvas and measures 19 ¼ “ x 15 ¼ ” inches.
La Caza depicts the hunter who comes out of the tropical forest, poised with bow and arrow to arrive at the incongruous room complete with a blue and white tiled floor, brightly colored green curtains, a towel rack and a small table. His prey is a zebra, not a native animal of Cuba. As always, Moreno paints with a certain sense of humor in his work. The message is what the viewer makes out of these oddly placed elements which don’t fit together.
Yuri Moreno painted this work of art in 1998 in Santiago de Cuba.