I keep meaning to add this post about two artists I got the pleasure of meeting in cuba. here are some photos I took of the art exhibition of yoan and his brother iván capote.
together the capote brothers capture in their art, the lack of voice that the people of cuba have. much of their art is juxtaposed, with the use of simple
looking objects, such as various parts
of the body, carrying a much deeper message.
to give an example: the gold ear is a sink
that represents the lies that cubans are told
that just run through their ear without being
able to stop it.
another example: the last photo of happiness and gloom
I took a particular liking too, after Yoan explained to me
that (I believe it was his brother that made it) wrote out gloom
and then used erasers to erase the gloom; which he created
knowing the backstory of these pieces of art really shed
new light for me on the exhibit, and I felt like I
really understood how emotionally driven their art is.
I ended up spending the day with yoan capote, and he
explained in detail to my family and myself the stories
behind his work and wha inspires him. It was
truly amazing to hear about his life and what he is driven
I highly recommend checking out the capote brothers
other work. I haven't been to find if they have a website,
but just google them yoan or iván capote
to find more info.