strives to reveal the aim of certain mechanisms of power that
seek to “present” facts in a seemingly realistic,
neutral, and objective way. Because my work is steeped in context,
it contains a strong ethical component as well as pronounced elements
of socio-political criticism. Cuba is the main frame of reference
for my artistic work, which does not necessarily imply that the
problems I tackle are endemic to the island.
Day after day, I file images from the press, magazines, and history
books. These sources are my main artistic point of reference,
but this visual bank I draw from also contains some of my own
photos, taken in the streets or at my studio. My creative method
is to recycle all this material, using it ready-made, quoting
from it or making a parody of it, depending on the specific idea
behind each particular series or work. My artistic approach involves,
on the one hand, a deconstruction of representation techniques
that make reality something tangible and accessible. On the other
hand, I unearth fragments buried by history.
In short, all my work is realist, and it belongs to a new Realism.
It is based on the way we “look” at things, as something
to ponder and as a source for material. The main purpose of my
art is to redirect this way of “looking,” that is,
this gamut of visual habits that condition our worldview. My work,
ostensibly realist, is deeply realist.