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A a mural artist in Havana is brightening the city streets, turning neighborhoods into outdoor art galleries. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports from Havana. Maisel Lopez is a portrait artist. But he doesn't work on canvas. Instead, he has spent the past year painting giant murals on walls around his neighborhood of Playa in Havana.
In 2012, French artist JR and Cuban American artist José Parlá collaborated on The Wrinkles of the City - Havana, Cuba: huge mural installations undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed, and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution; creating portraits, which Parlá interlaced with calligraphic writings and abstract painterly gestures. This is their film collaboration by the same title documenting their experience.
Live like a Local: Cuba USTOA's Travel Together Series hosted by Kelley Ferro It felt like Havana was a city of artists and around every cobbled street corner was an artistic delight. From modern sculpture, to historic refurbished cars to an up & coming industrial art collective, Havana places much love and appreciation on art & architecture in life.
In part one of Save Your Day's film series, Moments in Cuba, we walk the streets of Havana to take a look at intricate street art and sculptures made from recycled material. This area of Havana is known for it's creativity, where the locals love expressing themselves through art. So, if you really want to understand the local culture, start by looking at the artwork on display in the local neighborhoods. Heading to Cuba? Download our FREE Insider’s Guide! https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/guides/cuba-insiders-guide Put down the cigars and step out of the vintage cars! Explore historical sites of revolution, taste peso food, or go diving among vibrant marine life.
Street art is usually paintings or graffiti on walls. But one Cuban artist, Jose Fuster, has spent the past 20 years transforming a suburb of Havana into an open air exhibition covering his house and those of his neighbors as well as entire streets with murals, paintings and sculptures. CCTV America’s Michael Voss reports.
The finely-painted black and white portraits of pensive children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighbourhood of Havana two years ago, contrasting with its colourful decay and Caribbean hustle and bustle. Now there are nearly thirty such murals yet Cuban artist Maisel Lopez says he’s only just getting started on his “Colossi” series, an endeavour all the more striking in a country where street art is rare. Lopez, 31-years old, started painting the walls of homes and shops in his home district of Playa, and is now completing his first mural in neighbouring Marianao.
Street art is becoming popular around the world. It’s even finding its way into auction houses. One place it hasn’t caught on is Cuba. But a street artist there is winning over fans with his bigger than life-sized portraits. They’re of children. We find out why he finds it so important to paint them. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
Artists in Cuba are using their talent to build lives for themselves and their neighbors. * * * Leo D'Lázaro has his gallery and studio, Ojo del Ciclón, at 501 O'Reilly in Habana Vieja. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Phone: +53 7 8615359 Website: http://leodlazaro.blogspot.com/ http://ojodelciclon.blogspot.com/ Email: email@example.com Mario Pelegrín Pozo is the director of El Patio de Pelegrín in Puerta de Golpe, Piñar del Río. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patiopelegrin/ Espacios Bar - - - - - - - - - - - - Phone: +53 7 2022921
Cuban artists are one group who are benefiting from the improved relations with the United States. The easing of travel restrictions has seen a large number of U.S collectors traveling to Cuba to invest in art, especially now with Havana's month-long Biennial Art festival in full swing. CCTV's Michael Voss filed this report right from Havana.
Inspired by the punk rock scene in Miami, Cuban-American street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue signs his nom de guerre on the walls of his beloved city. But while his art is everywhere on the streets, it is also in frames in galleries, like the Butter Gallery, which represents the artist. www.aholsniffsglue.com
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This is a truncated text due to space limit. You can read my entire report about La Habana Vieja on my website: http://movingpostcard.com/la-habana-vieja-cuba/ La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is the oldest neighborhood and the city center of Havana, Cuba. Old Havana and its fortifications are a UNESCO World Heritage site. La Habana Vieja was first established in 1519 by the Spanish on the Bay of Havana. Cuba has seen some drastic political changes over the centuries. In contrast, Havana and especially the neighborhood of Old Havana have remained frozen in time. Most notably are the baroque and neo-classical buildings and the 1950s cars. What a visual feast for a photographer, a video maker and any visitor! There was no way I could make a comprehensive video about La Habana Vieja in just one...