Erick Gonzales Dia is a painter and teacher from the small village of Caibarén, Santa Clara Cuba. He runs multiple workshops and focuses on preparing young artists for the entrance to the Academy of Plastic Arts in Santa Clara. He has numerous collaborations with the Union of Artists and Writers in Cuba.
His art is a mixture of landscape of his lands and marine’s representative of his small fishing village. He feels like Caibarén has an important and vital artistic aesthetic and that his work should reflect that. The other extent of his work reflects an understanding of abstraction in an eco-friendly way as his work is done mostly using recycled materials like polyester. He is inspired by the vanguard of Cuban artists that came before him and the important international artists like Kandinsky and Pollock.