Roberto Fabelo, born in 1951, lives and works in Cuba. Fabelo has been heralded as an artist who has strengthened a waning tradition of printmaking and drawing in Cuba. A member of the ‘generation of sure hope’, Fabelo contributed to reinvigorating the creative environment of the 80s.
Fabelo has cited European masters such as Velazquez and Goya amongst his greatest influences. Fabelo’s somewhat satirical style is anchored in the authorship and originality of traditional European art.
In 1988 Fabelo ventured into using watercolours as a central medium in his work, since then it has become his most used media and what he most known for as both a painter and illustrator. He employs elements of Expressionism and Surrealism in his work, while at the same time grounding the images in an almost academic and historical setting in order to question the division between fantasy and reality.
Roberto Fabelo’s images appear to us from a different dimension. His figures take the form of strangely beautiful nude female torsos, sometimes winged, at other times sporting beaks, peer out of pages from ancient texts that seem to describe these haunting and unusual creatures. The metamorphosis of these human figures into Fabelo’s unique creatures parallels the transformation that takes place in the viewer who is forced to question their own perceptions of fantasy and reality.
Illustrating the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the albums of Silvio Rodriguez, Fabelo is known as not only a Cuban artist but a Latin American artist. His Neo- Expressionist touch, chimes with the history of the persecuted continent and culture.
With CUBAISM LTD the trip provides participants with the exclusive opportunity to meet and greet artists and other figures in the Cuban art world. The professional tours include a host of special and exclusive events. Hotel accommodation is included.
You will be accompanied by one of Cubartours art specialists. The tour will begin with a two-hour guided visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts and continue onto the studios and houses of famous living Old Master artists.
In this tour you will discover how the evolution of Havana City occurred. Visiting its most interesting neighborhoods, you will be capable to understand the urban, architectural, political and social Cuban style.
Art & Architecture are inextricably linked in Havana. During the walk through the oldest part of the city, you will discover the evolution of Old Havana and the distinct historical phases that it has lived through.
Cubartour’s 3 Day- 3 Generations Tour covers the three contemporary stand out ages of Cuban art that are held at the heart of Cubartours, the generation of the 60s and 70s, 80s and 90s, and the millennials.
NG Art Gallery organizes an important collective exhibition for the 10th anniversary of the Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia at the Victor Manuel Art Gallery in the Cathedral Square in Havana, Cuba.