Our artists create contemporary pieces that reflect their unique backgrounds and experiences living up in Cuba. Our goal is to bring their stories to life through their art, and we hope you'll enjoy learning more about them here on our website.

Zaida del Rio

Zaida del Rio (b. 1954, Guadalupe, Las Villas, Cuba) is one of Cuba's most respected living female artists today. Her works establish a link between the human body as a landscape and nature. She draws inspiration from her intense connection with mother nature to create a imaginary world where plants and trees merge with human figures that are characterized by their innate femininity. By applying abstraction, del Rio uses a visual vocabulary that addresses spirituality and hedonism. Del Rio received her diploma in Fine Art from National School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba, and a Master in Fine Arts from the Ecole de Beaux in Paris, France.

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Esteban A Leyva

Estaban is without a doubt one of our most well known authors within the O&C project. Having sold pieces to high ranking politicians of the US government like Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as to institutions like the Democratic Party, buying a piece by Leyva is an investment into his growth as an artists. 

Liliana Cortina Rosabal

Liliana Cortina confesses that her greatest course is to show, from subjective ways, the nature of the human being. That is why her works have a dramatic charge that emanates from the conjunction of bodies, generally female, some amorphous and others beautiful and happy, but always with obvious allusions to the nakedness of souls.

Juan Brouwer

Theorizing about abstraction could be trite after 100 years of devoted and committed experts to this manifestation. How much has not been already said and in how many ways the subject will not have been discussed? That’s why I find more appropriate to discuss the subject from my personal experience.

Nurieski Pichardo

Nurieski is passionate about the realistic style and is able to capture the gestures of movements, mysticism, poverty, abandonment, loneliness, or African roots in the Caribbean. He is also inspired by their faces because he says - that there remain traces of the stories and the pain of the people. "It is the part of the human figure that best expresses feelings".

Dany Lopez

Dany Lopez has the insight into concepts that go beyond nature. All of his pieces explore methods and systems of governance through natural perspectives, and are easy and pleasing to the eye. WIth an accessible price point, this is a collection you do not want to miss.

Luis Enrique Soca

"Managing to impregnate the viewer with the tranquility and grandeur of each fragment reflected both in still lifes and in his alive landscapes, in an attempt to preserve over time those natural corners that may disappear one day, Luis Enrique Soca succeeds with his artistic vision" Lic Onaysi Noda

Renier Cabrera Marrero

"To this day, I don't know where I would be if I did not have art in my life. I would most likely be dead without it" 

This was the first thing Renier Cabrera Marrero told us when he interviewed to be part of Oleos & Canvas. Being born in Cuba it is to struggle against adversity every day, and to become stronger for it. Throughout h is years of being artists he has mastered his craft through frugal means and manages to create his own unique style that is representative of his beliefs and culture. 

Yasiel Alvarez Borges

There are great books in the world and great worlds in books. This truth is well known by the young painter Yasiel Alvarez Borges, who for more than a decade has placed the book as the protagonist of his works, not only seen from its physical materiality, but also as a great well of wisdom. "I am motivated by the thirst for knowledge and our ever-changing society, that is why my work aims to dialogue with time and experience."

Yoanis Gil

If we look towards the sea that hits the edges of our coast lines with its waves, we notice the circular rhythm of this constant movement.This is Yoanis Gil's paintings, heaping with subjective lines and colored fillings that run through the entire two-dimensional surface in all of her works. The human figure appears as the main motif, in a constructive distortion that mixes with exuberant flora and fauna, to give us a harmonious and highly suggestive set.

Rachel Pérez Troncoso

Works oriented to the sensory expressionism that the human being experiments with, thoughts, putting emotions first; that which push the body and soul to the limit. With a certain sensual character and sublime, at the same time reinforced by thick and thin lines that contour the figure, the body resists and imposes itself before the natural with arrogance sometimes and sometimes with humility.

Armando Molina Hernández

Hernández is a Cuban artist who works represents the nature with an intense color, a linear design, and conceived with much expressive force and vibrancy. With a chromatic harmony, he continues with a free will and license to de-contextualize, de-construct and recreate the nature that surrounds us in a different dimension. 

Denis Delgado Aleman

With numerous expositions within Havana among the lines of the Amelia Peláez gallery and other honorable mentions in numerous awards, Denis is a profesional when it comes to the art world. 

Edgar González Era

Since his first exposition on the year 2000, the artist Edgar González Era assumed that art would be a compromised to society thanks to its trans-formative labor. In going forward with his work, he give us a constant invitation to look inside our own interior. 

Eduardo de la Cruz Guerra

The theme of black and race has been explored in the Cuban plastic arts since the 1700s, and either way in terms of race, racism, and humanity, previously ignored throughout history, penetrate the global social and artistic discourse of the Cuban nation. Even thought, in this case, I do not propose the deconstruction of the current situation of the "races" in the island, and the politics which the unequal social and symbolic injustices have clashed. The vision of my work, is a demonstration, less symbolic and less representative of a self phenomenon of the gratitude to my work, it is the strength of expression of the Afro-Cuban culture, and giving the world of all it's history.

Erick González Díaz

They say that no one is a prophet of their own lands, and yet because of his hard work and dedication Erick González has become the entire pride of a people in the small fishing village of Caibarien, located in the outskirts of Santa Clara Cuba. "I feel as if the son of my land. My village has an important artistic aesthetic and it is of vital importance that all of my work reflects that"  

Ernesto Peña Pou

Of a very sensible nature, Peña takes his Abstract Art to a new level inspired by the greats that came before him. During our conversations with him, it is hard to narrow down his art with words beside the traditional clarification of Abstract. 

Handy Hernández

Handy Hernández work can be described as a mixture of sensual, mysterious, and clarity. This comes from his Figurative work on the naked body while experimenting with bright colors that accentuate the female body and does more than justice to every curve available. His series of Diluted Dreams explore each a different color and how it relates to the experience of bodies and how each body serves as a canvas within a canvas. 

José Suárez Verde

José Suárez Verde, licensed in education of visual artes, painter, drawer, and ceramics worker, is recognized within Cuba and worldwide through his participation as an activist in organizations like "Association of Brothers Saiz AHS", "The Union of National Artists and Writters of Cuba", "The National Council of Culture Houses and Galleries in Cuba". He has also presented diverse expositions personal and collective truly shining in "A Green Door left Ajar" at the Museum of Natural History of Habana, Cuba. In his career he has obtained many awards and mentions through different statements, further information on this can be found within their curriculum. 

Lazaro Reinier Tamayo Jaime

The word of "Tamorgano" es a neologism (newly coined term) that is the unique union of the artists last name Tamayo and with the vocabulary of "órgano" which is a fundamental characteristics of his creation. Dreamlike landscapes, towns populated by bioforms, and in occasion an exploration of the dreams and fantasies of the artists. The automatism psychic predominates over the work, what envelops is a different sort of language of symbols and organic forms. Coming forth from both the interior and external influences, and trying to represent the organic as the principal formation of reality. Joan Miro and Jean Arp are the artists constant inspiration and study for the experimentation of their work.  

Mario González Rodríguez

The works of Mario González Rodríguez look like they are straight out of a gallery in New York, the mystical city that has brought so much inspiration to many abstract artists out there. His vanguard style, suggestive with color and with a much refined aesthetic presented in the terms of Cuban art. 

William Chavez

The course work: Williams González Chávez, the influence of surrealism and Latin American fantastic painting in his pictorial work between 1992 and 2019, aims to analyze the artistic production of a local artist, but with particular emphasis on the surrealist notions that make their language a singular expression within the local plastic arts.

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Yovany Enriquez

Yovany's inspiration comes from religion primarily, with dream like escapes that subvert expectations and challenge our conception of reality it is clear he is a master of his craft. Being one of the central artists from Melana, he is looked up to by many as a source of inspiration and guidance as one of the more senior artists from his community.