LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Leslie García Blanco is a visual artist of Cuban origin who lives between Cuba and Switzerland. His work is characterized by the versatility of his staging as well as his constant concern for the poetics of everyday life.
Born in 1987, with a childhood marked by a country immersed in a deep economic crisis, a product, among other things, of the collapse of the socialist camp and the disintegration of the USSR, he grew up and was educated living through processes of important social transformations, where the slogans policies, parades and speeches were accompanied by great material shortages. Surrounding himself, out of necessity, with objects condemned to prolong their useful life, always ready for constant mutations, with utilities or uses that depend more on the moment and the situation than on the purpose for which they were created, García Blanco finds reasons and procedures that displaces with apparent naturalness and spontaneity to the field of visual arts.
2002-2006 Studi at the Academy of Plastic Arts "Oscar Fernández Morera" Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. 2008-2013 studied the Bachelor of Fine Arts in the specialty of painting, Higher Institute of Art (ISA), City of Havana, Cuba. Throughout his career he has participated in a variety of exhibitions, both personal and collective, biennials and salons, sometimes obtaining awards and recognition.
WHO I AM
I am a young artist, of Cuban origin and living in Switzerland, interested in everyday objects.
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