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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Carlos Manuel Guzmán Hernández (Havana, 3 March 1970)

His work seems to respond to a serious ontological problem: to imagine the working of the human mind, at a much deeper level than conscious processes. He can not be considered a surrealist or expressionist, neither a neo-historicist nor a post-medievalist.

In an original way he takes advantage of the graphical resources of scientific illustration, which he complements with representations of the Homo Sapiens, done with pen-strokes and brought alive with colors that remind us of the illuminated miniatures of manuscripts. He creates fish, flowers, insects, birds, magicians... and other beings, apparently unconnected images that flow over the canvas and interact with one another ad infinite. Beings with eyes of dragonflies, hats made of wings of bats and cosmetic dust of butterflies all populate his work. Finally: winged beings created with the use of warm colors and eye-catching gold, that creates them a sacred and sublime aura.

Furthermore, yellowish pages of old texts mixed and/or juxtaposed in a collage, become strange illustrations of surreal treatise of fantastic anthropology.

The works created by Guzmán transmit a certain eagerness of nobility, of spiritual purification, expressed through the myriad of those mysterious beings in their rituals, transfusions, infiltrations, as if they distilled their souls in the stills of time.

1985 Elementary School of Fine Arts "Paulita Concepcion"
1989 Academy of Fine Arts "San Alejandro"

Professional Activities
-Instructor of Art and Director of Art Galleries.
"Professor of Drawing and Illustration at the elementary level, Polytechnic and University (in the ISDI taught students Costume Design and ISA students Scenic Design)
-Illustrator of books, magazines, postcards and other publications.
-Creates an LTEL House and several hotels in Havana (Hotel Saratoga), Cayo Coco (Hiberostar Varadero), Cayo Largo (Cayo Largo Barceló) and Trinidad (Trinidad Hiberostar).

"He donated murals Polyclinic 15 and 18, participated in a mural at 23rd Street and P in the Foreign Trade building in protest of the blockade and in favor of peace, collective Wall Street Prado, donated large format work Office of the Historian of the city dedicated to the work of their employees, and placed in the Hotel Saratoga.

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 1988 and also in the Havana Biennial, and sold at auction the three editions of Havana, City Halls and Salons Cuban Art, among other art-related events within and outside the country. Numerous national and international exhibitions divided between Brazil, Mexico, Guadeloupe, Venezuela, Spain, USA, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Panama, France and Holland. He is a member of the International Federation of Artists. (ACEA).


Brazil, USA, Mexico, France, Holland, Spain, Venezuela, Italy, Panama, England, Costa Rica and Austria.

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