The Cuban artist Yuri Moreno was born in 1972 in Cuba and graduated from the José Joaquin Tejada Academy in 1990, specializing in sculpture and painting.
Yuri exhibits his work internationally and has worked and exhibited with other artists in the Dominican Republic. 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. His art and sculpture can be found in collections, both personal and public around the globe.
Yuri’s work reminds one of the art of Rousseau, but conceptually, his are more symbolic in arrangement. 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 conceived by the juxtaposition of another object.