artist: Julien Gil Vega, born in La Havana in 1982
woodcut heightened with gold leaf / signed, titled, dated ´017 / artist proof
Julien belongs to the new generation of artists who are breaking Cuba´s taboos following the fall of Communism, in search of a genuine identity within an open world. He finds his inspiration in Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, which he reinterprets within the Caribbean context and culture. His elegant style emulates the traditional refinement of Cuban artistic expression of the 20th century.