Illuminations (2013)

These images are the illustrations of my poetry book “Illuminations’ (In editorial process). The symbiotic relationship between literature and painting has been very important in my work and life. I started writing during the same years that I started painting. As a result, I cannot make a distinction between my literature and my artistic works; they are like wings of a same bird. As stated by Cuban poet and academic Roberto Manzano in his essay for my exhibition: “Poetry and painting are complements. They come together presided by the image, which is the primordial structural piece in art. Both of them, as the rest of the artistic manifestations, share a strong genetic nexus. They are children born from the same totemic mother: imagination. The image is the supreme symbol of the sensitive elaboration’ (R. Manzano, 2013)