"The man with the broad smile and the sad look"

"The man with the broad smile and the sad look"

A documentary about life and work of Eduardo Roca (Choco), will be presented on Saturday, August 18, at the center "Fresa y Chocolate" in Vedado. The materialcreated by Pablo Massip and titled "The man with the broad smile and the sad look", will show you the filming process inside Choco's work. Also motivations, interiorities and thinkings of the artist before to obtein the title of National Prize in Visual Arts in 2017.

Also considered one of the greatest Cuban engravers of his generation, Choco explains this was due largely to a lack of artistic resources available in Cuba during the 80s. This was then coupled with an opportunity to travel to the US to learn more about the medium. The style became pronounced in his and lithographs work, as well as in his etched and deeply worked painted surfaces. This lack of resources forced the development of his work in callography, a process which is described as being mainly pictorial. Choco explains he first felt as if he was simply painting, using wide brushstrokes and placing all colours on printing plates as if that was the canvas itself.

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