El Mac in Cuba

Street Art // Friday, June 08, 2012
El Mac, one of the cover artists of our Public Art examination in May 2012, just sent us over some images of his recent mural in Havana, Cuba for the 11th Havana Biennial (in conjunction with Primary Flight out of Miami, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), and the UNEAC, (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba).

JR x Jose Parla: Wrinkles Of the City Havana, Cuba

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fusing two distinctively different styles and mediums has been highly beneficial, and impactful for artists JR, and Jose Parla. The two are currently decorating numerous walls in Havana, Cuba for JR’s ongoing project The Wrinkles of the City that has visited multiple cities over the last year. Incorporating Parla’s work has changed the overall look of the project, bringing a refreshing esthetic.

But don't look for him wearing a patrol cap in Cuba

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 26, 2012
Pope Benedict charmed the crowds in Mexico while donning a Sombrero, and now it's on to Cuba, where he'll celebrate Mass in honor of a local saint. And then? In Mexico he pontificated on the drug cartels, but will he be schmoozing with Hugo Chavez who just happens to be visiting Cuba? How does the government accept the visiting Pope whose church has stepped in to provide health and human services in a Communist country?

Fish Hook Portrait by Cuban Artist, Yoan Capote

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 24, 2012
Of course, it is always impressive to create a gigantic mural or canvas painting that stands at 26-feet long, and in the case of Cuban artist Yoan Capote, his Isla is quite impressive. But look closely, and you will notice something strange: Isla was completed entirely out of fish hooks. Not just a few, over 500,000 fishing hooks were placed/screwed into plywood to create the dark waves and shadowing.

The Sculptures of Yoan Capote

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Havana, Cuba-based sculptor, Yoan Capote, created this fantastic bronze and concrete sculpture, Stress, in 2010, featuring gold teeth smashed between large concrete blocks. Once a painter, Capote now works mainly in sculpture.
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