2700 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Artist: Manuel Mendive
"El Pez y Yó"
17" x 22" (art), 27" x 32" (frame)
Acrylic on Canvas
Manuel Mendive (b.1944, Havana,Cuba)
Manuel Mendive is one of the leading Afro-Cuban artists to emerge from the revolutionary period, and is considered by many to be the most important Cuban artist living today. His family practiced Santeria. A mulatto, he cherishes his Yoruba roots from the west coast of Africa. In 1963, he graduated from the prestigious San Alejandro Academy of Plastic Arts.
Mendive's work consists of drawing, painting, body painting, wood carving, sculpture, and performance art. Mendive is strongly influenced by the Santeria religion. Santeria permeates every form of his art. Mendive produces art with international themes to make an ideological statement about social issues in Cuba. His art Illustrates the influences that came from Africa and Europe in Cuba.
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