Our Story

Oleos & Canvas is an online art gallery founded by Marcos Mena Cruz dedicated to promoting fine contemporary Cuban Art worldwide. Representing 25 Cuban Artists of different backgrounds and formation, we seek to shape and educate the world about what contemporary Cuban Art is. 

Born from the passion of Marcos Mena Cruz, he saw the need to share with the world the rich culture and his Cuban heritage. 

The Cuban Arts scene is under going a period of great importance: the socio-economic changes that are currently affecting the island and its people have driven artists to create and reshape the way that contemporary art is explored within the island.

We select only the finest Cuban artists to join our online art gallery to showcase the talent and vision of these creatives who because of economic barriers would never have this chance. We are committed to promoting both established and emergent talent with the purpose of nourishing relationships between artists and promoting creativity and growth by association.

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