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"The game, shyness and innocence have been captured by the hands of the master," said curator and art critic Martin Garrido, referring to the portraits that the painter Jorge Licea is exhibiting at the small hall of the Holguin's Art Center, during the month of July.
The sample consists of 11 oil paintings that recreate faces of children in their family circle, which attempt to reflect the nuances of the environment rather than the similarities.
The variety of colors and the presence of birds and fish takes the viewer to the imaginary world of the kids, and show influences of Spanish Joaquin Sorolla and Cuban Cosme Proenza.
Licea studied painting at the Provincial Academy of Fine Arts in Las Tunas, where he graduated in 2008. He has participated in several group exhibitions and more than eight personal galleries of that province and in the Cuban capital.
His work reflects, from erotic figures and seascapes, to the legacy of Marti and the ballet, especially the figure of the Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, some pieces are treasured in the National Museum of Dance.